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"GK Hudson takes the time to understand our organization."

Our Human Resources employment team has worked with GK Hudson Associates for at least a decade to support the goals of our healthcare organization in attracting and retaining top talent. They have the expertise and communication skills that are a compatible fit with our corporate values and strategic vision. GK Hudson takes the time to understand our organization and to recruit candidates that will be successful with us. They research and understand both the history and current needs we have in our organization, and thoughtfully prepare a search strategy that will meet our needs.
They are professional, ethical, real go-getters who provide results. Our leaders and HR team know they will be provided with well-qualified, strong candidates when we work with GK Hudson.
-MP, Michigan
 

 

The Counteroffer

Surveys show that eight out of ten employees who accept counteroffers don't complete the following year with their employer. (NBEW, "Counteroffer Acceptance, the Road to Career Ruin" by Paul Hawkinson, 12-11-83).

Why shun counteroffers?

  • Because the factors that caused you to seek or entertain a better offer are highly likely to remain in force even if you stay.
  • Your current employer will probably lose trust in your loyalty, and future cutbacks will begin with you.
  • Your current employer will immediately start looking for a new person at a cheaper price.
  • Once the word gets out, the relationship with your co-workers will never be the same. You will lose the personal satisfaction of peer group acceptance.
  • Accepting a counteroffer may permanently damage your professional reputation with your would-be employer.
  • Your prospective new colleagues may conclude that you were merely using them to gain leverage and you weren't in earnest as a candidate. Never underestimate the value of your perceived integrity in this situation.
  • Accepting a counteroffer is an insult to your intelligence and a blow to your personal pride . . . knowing that you had to threaten to resign before getting paid what you are worth.

The best response to a counteroffer is to listen politely, perhaps even sleep on it, but ultimately and professionally decline.

Giving Back
 

GK Hudson believes in giving back to the community and supports the work of the Caring Community Foundation.

 
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