The purpose of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Leavers Policy is to ensure there is a clear framework that can be followed when an employee leaves the Trust.
The Trust is committed to ensuring staff leaving the organisation pass through an efficient and thorough handover process.
From the Trust's perspective a sound leaving procedure helps to ensure that:
- Managers understand their responsibilities and have a clear process and checklist to follow to ensure equality
- Staff understand what is expected from them when they leave
- All work related equipment such as badges, borrowed IT equipment, lease car etc are returned to the Trust in a timely manner
From an employee's perspective leaving a job is a significant event, particularly in cases of retirement, redundancy etc, and how the Trust manages this process has an impact on the employees lasting impression and experience of the Trust.
An ineffective leaving process can introduce a variety of risks, such as security of information, while costs may be incurred to the organisation where equipment is not satisfactorily returned in good time and in working order. A well-managed leaving process helps to ensure that the transition is as smooth and stress-free as possible for both the leaving member of staff and the line manager.
Even where employees are transferring to different roles or different service areas within the Trust, it is good practice to follow the leaver's procedure outlined in this policy.
It is the policy of the Trust that before employees leave their employment with the Trust the line manager/team leader will complete a Leaver's check list (Appendix 1) and advise the employee of the exit questionnaire available on ESR.
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