Every company wants to retain its employees. As a recruiter, I have a unique opportunity to see why people leave companies and why they stay. It typically comes down to three reasons: leadership, culture, and career opportunities.
Nothing in my job is more deflating than to deliver an offer to a candidate, only to have it turned down. The worst part, I almost always know it’s going to happen before it does. In sports terms, it’s like tripping and breaking your leg 100 meters from the end of a mile long race. Uggh! Painful indeed.
Most of my clients tell me that the hiring process, especially at the strategic levels, is painful enough. Finding a candidate you like, and feeling like you are closing in on bringing them aboard, only to have the rug swept out from under your feet has to be terrible. Point being, as a recruiter, I empathize with your pain when this happens. Great news though! All of it is 100 percent avoidable.