Does your company utilize exit interviews? While at first it may seem that an exit interview has nothing to do with hiring the perfect candidate for a job at your organization; that actually isn't the case. This type of interview can help you learn about how employees see their role in the company. It can also help point out any strengths and weaknesses; giving you the opportunity to address them and improve the work environment. Even a freelance artist may be able to offer you valuable feedback.
If you have a human resources department, you may want to assign this duty to them. You'll need to decide if the interview will be formal or casual, and what type of paperwork will be involved. Some things that are typically included on an exit interview form include: