Many companies have policies that call for employees without identification to be escorted. At my company, this has been tested at times when executives from partner companies come on site and officially require escorts. When an employee is seperated and the identification taken, it is common for people to be escorted out.
Having experienced an exit where an employee, who had given notice, refused to make eye contact or shake hands. I started wondering if there wasn't something I should have done better. It was brought to my attention that although people dealing with vendors would understand the escort out, typically it is a strong sign of distrust and humiliating - especially in situations of retirement or when notice was given in advance.
I'm planning to explain the exit interview process before the exit interview next time; hoping that this will ensure the employee is prepared and mitigate surprise.
What do more seasoned professionals feel on the topic?