Make sure you take a look at the following checklist and check-out everything that need to be in order before you say bye to your organization.

Resignation Checklist

“Go, Go, Go! Let’s just get the hell out of here. These walls are crushing me and the far, far world is calling me with open arms and fresh gusts of wind are waiting to carry me with them. Let’s go!” This is the kind of rush that people feel when they resign from their drudging jobs for newer and better job options elsewhere. However, in this rush, do not forget to take one last look at what you are leaving behind. Resignation is an everyday thing. Everybody seeks improvement and moves on to better and more challenging roles in life. However, while breaking away from monotony can be quite intoxicating, getting drunk on this euphoria is not exactly the apt thing to do. Rather, take a break and make sure that you have sorted out things with your ex-employer so that you can start a new job without fussing over an old settlement. Make sure you take a look at the following checklist and check-out everything that need to be in order.
What To Check When You Resign

Notice Period
Give notice period as per the policies of your organisation and serve the notice period professionally. If your employer asks that, you stay longer than the required notice period you are under no obligation to do so. Your resignation must be accepted as long as you have given it in accordance with the terms of your employment.
Resignation Letter
Write a formal resignation letter even if you have resigned verbally. Your resignation letter must include the following
  • Date from which resignation is effective
  • Your designation in the organisation
  • Date of joining this organisation
  • Last working day/date at the company
Make sure you address this letter to the relevant person and the letter is given to him/her personally. Leaving it on the desk and sending through someone else may create issues regarding actual date of resigning. Send across a copy to the HR department as well and always keep a copy for yourself.

Handover Formalities
Complete all your pending tasks before going and if required, you can arrange for an optimum handover period to train your successor or leave information for easy access for your replacement.
Company Procedures
Find out all relevant details about outstanding monies with the organisation. Check with the HR for any reimbursement arising out of overtime, unused vacation time, accrued cash leaves, and other such incomes.
HR Consultation
Schedule a meeting or an appointment with the HR or other relevant person to discuss the Employee State Insurance Plan benefits, Provident Fund amounts and disbursement procedures, retirement benefits like gratuity and pension (if required) and other such benefits arising out of working for the company.
Last Day Formalities
  • Patiently complete the exit interview and the form. Use it as an opportunity to give positive and constructive feedback and refrain from making snide remarks on the organisation or any of your colleagues.
  • Make sure you have a written reference from the company. You never know when you will need it. Maintain a record of the documents from this company and include the reference with it.
  • Check with the HR department and update your mailing address or other such contact information in the company records to ensure that relevant mails and documents reach you in time.
  • Make sure your company email account is appropriately closed before you leave.
  • Hand over all your IDs and other company property such as uniforms, computers, phones etc. to the relevant department before you leave.
  • Remove all personal items and personal files from your workspace.
Post Resignation
  • If you haven’t left the organisation with another job in your hand then find out about your eligibility for unemployment insurance. It’s better to do it as early as possible so that you can start receiving the benefits right after you last working day.

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