It’s a hot market for IT consultants and direct hire candidates, which means the counteroffer is back in full force. Companies are hiring again and qualified IT professionals are in high demand, often receiving several competitive offers. When one of these technology professionals resigns from her current company, the company realizes what they are about to lose and desperately (or sometimes only halfheartedly) tries to keep the employee on.
When you’ve reached the point of a counteroffer, you’re already in a lose/lose situation for employer and employee. The employee has decided he no longer wants to work for his company or in his role. If the employer doesn’t recognize this, they should. Now is not the time to re-negotiate.