Effective and Personal Management Solutions
Managing Director Insights
I Want More $Bank
One of our recruiters vetted a candidate on Friday who is a great fit on paper (circa 1993, should we be saying ‘on screen’ here in 2023)?
Phenomenal background on screen.
SCN: “So why are you looking”?
Candidate: “I want more money”.
SCN: “OK, how much are you making”?
SCN: “That’s pretty good for your level of experience. Do you like your job”?
SCN: “Do you like your manager, the culture, the advancement potential, the stability”?
Candidate: “Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes”.
We respectfully backed away from this candidate.
“This one isn’t a good fit”.
We were kind enough not to ask, “So you want a counter-offer”?
Leaving a position because one is under-compensated compared to the market is a justifiable reason for change.
But if everything is in place including the $, searching for more money only, is a race to nowhere.
Counter-offers lead to animosity within the company.
I and I wish we had a $1 for every person the left because of $ only and then called us right back up, “I have to leave, I made a mistake”.
The $money is always attractive.
Sometimes it takes a few go arounds to learn these concepts.
Do good work … the $ should take care of itself.
50-67, some sun. Getting there.
Make it a great one!