So, you’ve handed in your notice and your ready to leave your current job. But as you hand your notice in, your boss offers you a surprisingly good counter offer. For ease you consider accepting this offer and rejecting the opportunities presented to you at a new company.
Will accepting make you happy?
Accepting a counter offer and staying where you are is the easy option. Because of this, the counter offer seems more enticing. But the key to deciding whether to accept a counter offer is to think long term!
Will accepting more money solve the issues that led you to look for a new job? Or will it just be adding more money to the bank. Whilst more money is great, it cannot always fix the issues that lay within your position.
Did you know that “80% of all employees who accept a counter-offer are no longer with that employer after 1 year”.
What will your current and interviewing employer think?
Once you’ve handed in your notice you’ve shown your current employer that you’re no longer interested in working there. There’s a chance that your boss will question your loyalty which may lead to potential strains on your working relationships.
For example, promotion opportunities may be given to someone else instead of you an your job might be less secure than it was before.
*Of course, trust can be regained and you can prove your deniability through commitment and hard work!
Also, before turning down another job offer insure that your current employer will change their ways – and make sure they are keeping you for the right reasons!
Sometimes the easy option isn’t the best option. Take caution and careful consideration when handling counter offers!
Have you ever accepted a counter offer?