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By Stephanie Klein, Denver Business Journal
When you’ve secured a job offer, you may believe your search is over. But you’re not done yet.
After you receive an offer, your employer may make a counteroffer. HR and recruitment experts say that accepting a counteroffer is career suicide, period. But in the last several quarters, many recruiters have seen an above-average number of counteroffers.
Why is there an increase? Is it still a bad idea to accept a counteroffer? Let’s look at the factors contributing to this trend, and how both candidates and employers can address it.
To start, let’s look at why an individual may be in a position to accept a counteroffer.
Many seek new positions because of frustrations at their current job. And yet, some pursue something new without ever bringing up those frustrations to their supervisor.
Some employees don’t have ongoing discussions with their managers to learn where things truly stand. If an employee doesn’t communicate their concerns and frustrations, how could they know if the issues might be resolved?