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    #11
    I think it is good practice to feed back to the agency so long as it's a debrief and not a formal exit interview which is usually an HR process with a standard checklist of questions. You might work with that agency again.

    One of the agencies I went through couldn't have cared less, I literally was just a number for them. However, I always have a debrief with another agency that has placed me several times just to confirm all the loose ends are tied up and I've left the client in good order and then I ask about further opportunities at other clients.

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      #12
      It's probably to grill you on other areas of the business that might be recruiting to get names. Been through this before.

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        #13
        I refused to participate in exit interviews as a permie. It's the most pointless make work exercise for HR wonks. If the organisation gave a tulip about why you were off they would have done something to prevent it. I've seen the results of these shown to senior people who just go "well we can't change that". It's all utter bollocks.

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          #14
          Thanks for the advice all.

          I think I'll give them a call - it's on their time and over the phone so not taken up any of my time. It's one of the bigger agencies so I don't want to burn bridges.

          FYI: this wasn't the only thing to get me a bit IR35 aware - the constant emails referencing 'your line manager' and 'how to book holidays', along with being moved from project to project when the original one got canned early...them moved again when the second one turned out to be over resourced!

          Not sure if anyone has gone through Hays before but while they paid invoices quickly and were nice enough, I definately got the impression they treastred contractors and permies they placed pretty much the same.

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            #15
            Originally posted by David71 View Post
            Not sure if anyone has gone through Hays before ...
            In all my years of contracting I've never heard of anyone going through Hays.

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              #16
              Originally posted by ruasonid View Post
              In all my years of contracting I've never heard of anyone going through Hays.
              Banks use them quite a bit


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                #17
                Originally posted by ruasonid View Post
                In all my years of contracting I've never heard of anyone going through Hays.
                Hays will payroll at a 4.72% margin, if you find the role yourself with a client but the client won't contract with YourCo directly.

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                  #18
                  Originally posted by David71 View Post
                  Not sure if anyone has gone through Hays before but while they paid invoices quickly and were nice enough, I definately got the impression they treastred contractors and permies they placed pretty much the same.
                  Used them a few times and had not too many problems. They updated the contract after review by QDOS for example.
                  They tried to meet me during my last contract with them for lunch etc, I always declined and they were not pushy

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                    #19
                    Originally posted by David71 View Post
                    Anyone had this before?

                    Agency (not the client) wants an exit interview.

                    I'm not keen on the idea as the agency blurs the contractor / employee line in quite a few areas - one of the reasons I'm leaving the contract early.

                    The agency does both perm and contract resourcing for the client and I think they use a one size fits all approach.
                    I'm happy to provide my expert advice and guidance to any client that is willing to pay.

                    For £500 plus expenses plus VAT, I'd be willing to travel to the agency and spend time giving them that advice and guidance in the form of some kind of interview situation.
                    I'm not fat, I'm just fluffy.

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                      #20
                      Originally posted by Peoplesoft bloke View Post
                      I refused to participate in exit interviews as a permie. It's the most pointless make work exercise for HR wonks. If the organisation gave a tulip about why you were off they would have done something to prevent it. I've seen the results of these shown to senior people who just go "well we can't change that". It's all utter bollocks.
                      That isn't the case in my experience. For example, I lost a really good member of my team this year who suddenly resigned not long after I had agreed for him to be promoted. I bent over backwards to try and keep him, more than I'd ever done for anyone I've ever worked with (and he was the most junior person in the team), but to no avail.

                      The exit interview report from HR did contain a lot of stuff that frankly, wasn't that useful, but there were 2-3 things about team culture that I thought were very helpful especially as there was a lot of discontent in the team at the time.

                      Like a lot of these things, the value can depend on many factors. In some companies it is just lip service but in others it is considered important. In this example, I discussed it with the Global CIO.

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