After carefully considering your career move and your motivations for leaving your current employment. You are about to resign from your current employment. Be prepared! GRS Recruitment provides you with some advice to guide you through the next steps:
Handling Counter Offers
A counter offer is an offer from your current employer to rival the one you have received from your future employer, to convince you to stay. Counter offers come in many shapes and forms. Generally an increase in salary to match or beat your new offer, additional company benefits such as a company car, a promotion or a promotion disguised as a new job title, added responsibility etc.
Be warned though, most people that accept a counter offer have subsequently left their jobs anyway within a period of 6 – 12 months.
Reasons Your Employer Should Keep You
Logically a counter offer is usually the best option for the employer. It can be a real headache replacing an employee not to mention the cost and time involved with recruiting a new employee. Your employer may not even have time or indeed the budget to recruit a new employee right now. You may be leaving unfinished projects or business. Again, this will add to the pressure that your employer will face if they lose you. Your employer may not have the time to train someone new and overall a loss of an employee generally reflects badly on your immediate manager and not to mention staff morale.
If faced with a counter offer scenario rather than accepting the flattery of the offer all of the above reasons should be taken into account as well as your initial reasons for seeking new employment when deciding whether to accept or decline the counter offer.
Reasons to Stay / Reasons to Go
You must transport yourself back to the time when you decided to leave your current employment and search for another opportunity. Ask yourself what the main reasons were for prompting you to start the job search. You set yourself criteria in terms of the type of job you were seeking. You’ve been through the recruitment process, been successful and have now secured a position that meets your criteria.
Stay or Go?