Pasco schools to ramp up exit interviews of departing employees
With a goal of retaining its most effective employees, the Pasco County school district is increasing its use of exit interviews for workers who voluntarily leave the system.
The plan is to ask those staffers pointed questions about their reasons for departing, so the Human Resources department can gather specific information about whether policies, job climate, work conditions or other factors contributed to the decision.
If trends suggest that workers feel they were "pushed" out because of culture or other job satisfaction issues, human capital partner Tom Topping explained in an email to the superintendent, the department "hopes to develop strategies to mitigate the push."
The initiative comes as part of the district's Success Plan, which the School Board recently adopted. District leaders also are looking for ways to recruit top employees, taking steps such as holding a spring job fair to attract upcoming college graduates to anticipated openings.