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We encourage you to look at any article on accepting a “Counter-Offer”. What you will find is counter-offers rarely benefit either the client or the candidate. We have firsthand experience with clients who have just presented a candidate with a counter-offer then immediately call us to start the process replacing them.
According to national surveys of employees that accept counter-offers, approximately 80% of employees that accept counter-offers, are terminated, fired or laid-off their current employer within twelve months of accepting the counter-offer.
Of those that are not terminated, 50-80% voluntarily leave their employer within six months of accepting the counter-offer due to unfulfilled promises.
Accepting a counter-offer, no matter how attractive it may appear, greatly decreases the chance of maximizing your career potential.
A counter-offer can be very flattering and such flattery may cause you to temporarily lose sight of your original objectives. You may second guess your decision and feel the pull of the familiar. This is exactly what your present employer hopes will happen. Here are 10 important reasons for not accepting a counter-offer.
In the final analysis, a counter-offer comes because of a resignation. Will you have to threaten to quit every time you want to advance within this company?