NHS Blood and Transplant People First

BAME Exit Interviews

Part of our work around Diversity and Inclusion centres around creating an organisation that is representative of the communities we serve and we are working on increasing BAME diversity in Senior Leadership, front line donor facing roles and centres where we are not reflective of local demographics. 

Whilst there is need to attract more Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people to join our organisation, there is also a need to understand why our BAME colleagues decide to leave us. The aim is to then track trends and themes to gain a clear picture of what we are doing well and areas where we need to improve the employee experience. Naturally, some people leave to take a promotion, and that’s great to see. Although we don’t want see good people with developed skill sets and talent to walk out the door, no-one wants to stand in the way of anyone’s progress. 

We have recently started to conduct exit interviews with our BAME colleagues to get a better understanding of why they are leaving the organisation, this is over and above the Leaver’s Questionnaire - something that all leavers have the option to fill in. Our objective is to learn from feedback and ensure that we have steps in place to ensure that earlier intervention enables colleagues to continue working with NHSBT. 

If  you do find yourself in a situation which is causing you concern or making you unhappy, speak to your line manager in the first instance, and if you feel like things are not being resolved by talking to them, you could speak to your head of function to raise your concerns to see if they can be resolved. 

Alongside all the Policies and guidance available on People First, there are others that you can turn to for advice and support: 

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