Piedmont Group
Executive Search Firm

TEN REASONS FOR
NOT ACCEPTING A COUNTER OFFER

  • What type of company do you work for if you have to threaten to resign before they give you what you are worth?

  • Where is the money for the counteroffer coming from? Is it your next raise?

  • Once you accept a counteroffer, your company will immediately start looking for a "cheaper person".

  • You have now made your employer aware that you are unhappy. From now on, your loyalty will always be in question.

  • When promotion time comes around, your employer will remember who was loyal, and who wasn't.

  • When times get tough, your employer will begin the cutback with you.

  • The same circumstances that now cause you to consider a change will repeat themselves in the future; even if you accept a counteroffer.

  • Statistics show that if you accept a counteroffer, the probability of voluntarily leaving in six months or being let go within a year is extremely high.

  • Accepting a counteroffer is insulting to your intelligence and a blow to your personal pride... knowing that you were bought.

  • When the word gets out, the relationships you now enjoy with your co-workers will never be the same. You will lose the satisfaction of peer group acceptance.