The counteroffer is back and badder than ever

It’s a hot market for IT consultants and direct hire candidates, which means theCounteroffer 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.

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MN ranks in top 20% for Business

Minnesota has received several acknowledgments lately as a great place to worktwincities and build a career, including Forbes ranking in March, which named Minneapolis the best city to find employment.

Within the last week, Minnesota and the metro area ranked high again on lists from CNBC and Forbes.  CNBC’s Top States for Business ranked Minnesota the 7th-best state for business based on measures of competitiveness.  Minnesota ranked high in quality of life (8th), education (10th), and infrastructure and transportation (15th). Minnesota ranked 8th last year.

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