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Counter Offers; Are They Worth It?

Counter Offers; Are They Worth It?It’s time for you to advance your career, and you’re ready to find a new job. Everything is set, and you notify your current employer of your move, but they don’t want you leaving. So instead, they present you with a counter offer. Do you take it?

What to Consider

There are reasons to argue for staying at your current job, but many would agree that moving on to a new position in a new company is the better option. Here are a few things to consider when deciding whether to accept a counter offer from your employer.

  • You can potentially ruin the relationship between you and your employer if you choose to stay with your company after your boss finds out that you attempted to switch jobs. Your loyalty may be questioned, and if cutbacks happen or promotions are in order, your actions will not be forgotten.
  • Keep in mind the reason they may be trying to get you to stay or why a pay rise only came when you threatened to leave. Did your higher-ups not realize your worth as an employee, or are they only trying to keep you around until they figure out if they actually need you or not?
  • While an employee should never be looked down on for trying to advance their career, your employer and co-workers may, unfortunately, view you differently after they learn you sought to leave. Don’t forget that if you decided to leave in the first place because you were unhappy with your work environment, those factors would still be around if you accept a counter offer; are they worth the pay raise?
  • Consider the company you almost worked for if you do take the counter offer. They were undoubtedly preparing for your arrival. By declining them at the last minute, your opportunity of working for them in the future may be effected, in the long run, stunting your career growth.

Find the Perfect Fit

If you are unhappy with your current job, or just looking to broaden your horizons, partner with the experts at HealthCare Support. Our Recruiting Consultants are trained to help you find the perfect job opening. For more information, call us today at 888-219-6285.