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Counter Offers, and Walking Candidates Through Them

When do you talk to candidates about counter-offers? Hopefully very early on - even during your first meeting with them. This has clear benefits for you and your candidate:

  • allows you to walk the candidate through the many reasons to not accept the offer;
  • helps you sound out the candidate on the issue and identify those who aren't that serious about making a move;  
  • raises the issue at the right time (rather than when the offer is received, which can make you look self-interested).

Be sure to get your candidates to think about why they're leaving. Accepting a counter-offer is almost always a very bad idea - here's why.

Added on 27.06.2017

Use Social Media to Screen Applicants? Why Not to Recruit?

There's a huge disparity between the use of social media to evaluate an applicants's suitability and the use of social media to attract candidates. read more

Added on 11.11.2016

The Key to Employee Motivation?

Do higher wages always mean a productive team, or is there something else management need to do to ensure highly motivated and engaged employees? read more

Added on 03.08.2016

PR & Communications CVs - Simple Dos and Don'ts

A few tips from a PR recruiter who has seen far too many bad CVs! A companion article for our guide to writing a killer PR & Communications CV. read more

Added on 04.06.2016

Likely Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

At interview and asked something seemingly random? Your interviewer is likely trying to build a picture of you the person, rather than you the worker. read more

Added on 06.04.2016

Leadership Helps You Recruit. How To Demonstrate It

Staff motivation cannot be bought with good facilities and financial incentives. Leadership is vital to engagement and, therefore, recruitment. read more

Added on 29.03.2016

Is The Company Blog Part of Your Recruitment Strategy?

Employers: think about devoting more time and resources to blogging. Done right, it can attract the sort of people you want to work for you! read more

Added on 21.08.2015

Build Staff Retention Into Your Recruitment Process

Successful recruitment is placing the right person in the right role within a short time, who will stay in that role for a long time. How to do this? read more

Added on 22.05.2015

Measuring Employee Engagement: a Quick Guide

The data to gather to see whether or not your efforts to create a workplace culture conducive to great performance and happy staff are working. read more

Added on 28.04.2015

Preventing Talent Poaching: Team Engagement is Key

Your competitors want your best people to work for them. Prevent this is by fostering a strong, happy employee and corporate culture. read more

Added on 09.04.2015
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