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How to manage counter offers from your Employer after handing in your notice

So, you’ve just handed in your notice to your manager, you’re ready to start your new job and then you’re faced with a fresh complication – a counter offer.

Counter offers are usually presented to highly valued staff members that have handed in their notice following a job offer.
Upon receiving this news, the employer may choose to go back to the employee with a counter offer that rivals the package proposed by the external employer.

Counter offers are great as they’re a sign that you are a respected employee that brings a lot to the business, but as flattering as this may be, it can also make things very confusing. So, how do you manage counter job offers?

8 Top tips on managing counter offers

Make Sure Counter Offers Are In Writing

First and foremost, it’s important that you receive any counter offers made to you in writing before making a decision – even if the offer is one that you are keen to accept.

Nothing can be considered as concrete or guaranteed until it is in writing and signed by your employer, so be sure to request this if it is not provided in the first instance.

Don’t Rush Into Making a Decision

Once you have the counter offer in writing, take the time to go away and think things through. If you’ve been left feeling
particularly torn or confused, it’s sometimes a good idea to create a list of pro’s and con’s for both offers that are on the table.

Pro’s for your existing employer may be that you have lots of nice colleagues and that you know the business inside-out. Con’s, on the other hand, could be that you have a lengthy commute which leaves little time to spend with your family. Create lists for both offers to help establish which is more appealing.

Remember Why You Started Job Hunting

What was your reason for wanting to leave your existing role in the first place? Perhaps it was related to your salary, or the fact that your employer doesn’t offer any flexibility with regards to working from home? It’s possible that your employer’s counter offer rectifies these issues and has suddenly made your existing role more appealing – which is great.

If, however, your reasons for wanting to leave were due to being bored, undervalued or ready for a new challenge, then that counter offer – as attractive as the package may be – might not be the right one for you.

Think back to what it was that propelled you to start applying for other jobs and keep that in mind before you become tempted by a counter offer.

Are There Trust Issues?

Everyone has the right to explore the job market and apply for other roles that appeal to them, but once your employer knows that you’ve been looking at other jobs, it may result in a loss of trust.

It may seem like an unlikely outcome, but if this is the case and the business you work for undergoes some sort of restructure in the future, you may find that you are first in line to go.

Strictly speaking, this shouldn’t be the case, but it’s important to consider all possible outcomes before making a decision.

Consider The Wider Market

Even if you’re super happy with your current employer’s counter offer and you think it’s unlikely that you’d be tempted by anything else in the foreseeable future, try to remain mindful of the wider market.

Being well paid is never a bad thing, but if your employer’s counter offer means that your salary is well above the above
average market value for what you do, you may find applying for jobs more challenging in the future.

Future employers may find it difficult to match or exceed your existing salary, making it particularly difficult to move forward into another role. You may even find that positions senior to your existing role are unable to offer what you are currently being paid. This could make applying for jobs further down the line much more difficult, potentially hindering your long term career progression.

Trust Your Gut

Although we sometimes try to fight it, our gut instinct is one that we should trust. So, if for whatever reason you feel more drawn to one job offer than you do another, then that could just be the simple answer you’ve been looking for.

What Are You Leaving Behind?

If you haven’t already, now is a good time to think long and hard about what you are leaving behind. Even if there are certain things that you aren’t entirely happy with in your existing role, it’s possible that there are lots of things you do love about your job. And those things are always worth considering.

From the various company benefits and flexible working policy, to the fact you have a great working relationship with your team, you could argue that there are many things your current job offers that a future role might not be able to compete with.

Turning Down Your Employer’s Counter Offer

Should you decide to turn down your existing employer’s counter offer, you must let them know as soon as possible. And
although you may feel a little bit awkward doing so, once you’ve informed them of your decision, you can finally begin to look to the future & your exciting new job role.

Once you are ready to break the news to your employer, schedule a meeting with your manager and prepare to let them down gently. It is best to keep things fairly brief, but always friendly. Thank your employer for their counter offer, but explain that after careful consideration, you have decided that it is your time to explore pastures new.

You may wish to add that your decision wasn’t an easy one, and that you’re very appreciative of all the help, support &
opportunities your existing role has given you.