Skip Level Interview Law and Legal Definition

A Skip Level Interview is a discussion facilitated by a senior level manager with an employee, or group of employees, within the same business group. The term “skip level” applies when a higher level manager “skips over” his/her managers to meet face to face with employees to discuss various business related issues, rather than relying on management feedback.

A skip-level interview forms a part of the performance feedback and review process, allowing employees the opportunity to speak individually with their supervisor’s supervisor about career development. These meetings provide employees with a corporate perspective about training, conferences and assignments that would facilitate their personal development and provide opportunities for growth.