“Should I Stay or Should I Go?”

Logan Knight

Logan Knight, IT Recruiter

The Sweet Counter Offer – When Your Employer Doesn’t Want You To Go

By Logan Knight, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

I am a big music fan and I just can’t seem to help hearing Joe Strummer rip through the chords of this classic every time I hear a candidate pose the question “Should I stay, should I take the counter offer?”

While it can be a tough decision, here are some things to consider.  Much of the time I am recruiting candidates who weren’t actively looking for a new role, there is a reason they went into an interview process. From the start of this process, I ask candidates to honestly evaluate the company and the opportunity, and I give them all the information I possess about the pros and cons, the challenges, the rewards, the culture, the perks, the work. And we discuss whether they want to move forward if offered a job.

As the tech sector continues to boil, it is only natural that companies are trying to retain employees with counter offers. But that doesn’t mean it is a good idea. Not for the candidate, and not for the company.

Please read my article on the pitfalls of taking a counter offer:

Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer

The Sweet Counter Offer, When Your Employer Doesn’t Want You To Go
The great majority of professionals who accept a counteroffer to stay are gone within a year, whether of their own volition or being asked to leave. There are a variety of reasons that staying for a counter offer goes so wrong!

 

 

 

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