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May 21, 2022

We've all heard of exit interviews and why to conduct them. But what about stay interviews? If we understand the problems facing our teams, maybe we can solve those problems. Retaining our best talent is SO important, given it takes so long to get through the hiring process.

Mr. John Willison, a long-time SES and leader at Army's DEVCOM, explains how to conduct stay interviews and what his organization has done to focus on employee engagement, satisfaction and retention.