The departure of an employee can be emotional for you and your team. No matter how great your company culture or retention, you will inevitably have employees that choose to leave your healthcare agency. When you are faced with an employee’s resignation, it’s important to tie up any loose ends and make sure all the administrative and payroll tasks are completed before the employee’s last day with your company.
Here are eight things you should do when an employee leaves your company, including HR and payroll tasks, and other miscellaneous but important steps to make sure the process goes smoothly.
1. Ask For a Formal Resignation Letter
There are several documents that should be kept in the employee’s personnel file, including a resignation letter, or a notice letter. Although there are no laws that require this, it’s best practice to have documentation regarding when and why your employee left. If you do decide to require this at your company, make sure it’s included in your employee handbook.
The letter should include the intended date of departure, along with the submission date and employee’s signature. The employee can also include in their letter why they’re leaving if they choose to disclose
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