Today’s post is a home truth about counter offers by Sharon Aires ⚖️
Sometimes staying with your current company is the right thing for you – but there is lots to consider before you make that decision! ????
So you have just been offered a permanent job, and are feeling extremely excited and happy with this new opportunity. You give in your notice to your current employer. You then are given the ‘Counter Offer’…
This is when your current employee offers you more money, maybe a promotion, a better work life balance, a new challenge… the list is endless. But, it is a sobering statistic that 80% of people who have accepted a counter offer will not be at their current employer in six months, and 93% will not be there in eighteen months’ time. This is because you will have subsequently realised why you were leaving in the first place and resigned again, or even worse still, been moved on by your current employer.
Being ‘bought back’ by your current employer is flattering and a good counter offer will address all the reasons why you wanted to leave in the first place, but they seldom do. Think of how you leaving will impact on your employer, they will have to replace you (which will be expensive), you may take business with you, and you leaving can have a knock-on effect to the rest of the team.
Changing jobs is always stressful and involves moving into a culture where you are unproven and often away from a comfortable environment where you have established friends and a good reputation. Securing a new job has taken time, effort and hard work from you. Don’t lose sight of why you were willing to commit that.