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Counter Offers: To do or not to do

Did you just give your two weeks notice and receive a counter offer in return? What do you do? How do you make the decision if you should stay or go?

Susie Japs has some answers for you! Here are 6 things to consider BEFORE accepting a counter offer from your current employer.

In conclusion, counter offers are difficult to navigate if they come up, so be prepared. To help navigate your decision, consider the following:

? Think back to why you were considering a new job in the first place. Ask yourself if your current job provides those things?


? The loyalty and trust the company had in you is lost, and they will be left questioning your loyalty. Is it worth it?


? If they are offering you more money ? how does that affect the rest of the organization? Did they have to re-budget? If they already had the funds set aside without re-budgeting, why weren’t you receiving that in the first place?


? Is your current company promising to change something? Is this promise realistic?


Statistics show that if you accept a counter offer, the probability of you leaving in 6 months or getting let go in one year is extremely high.

Receiving a counter offer from your employer is no doubt flattering, but it presents a big decision for you to make. Asking yourself these tough questions will guide you through the decision process and bring you more clarity to make the best decision for you.