Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Dreaded Counteroffer

September 20, 2019

Imagine a situation where the perfect candidate accepts a job offer. Your entire team is excited for the help they have been waiting for and have started making first day preparations for the new hire. Then, the dreaded call comes - the candidate has accepted a counteroffer from the current employer. The candidate had legitimate reasons for finding a new job and was shocked when a counteroffer was presented. Now his head is filled with thoughts of instant gratification, promotion, comfortability and most importantly - more money! Over the past 10 years, nearly 50% of candidates who quit their job ...

The Power of Giving Back: Employer Benefits of Workplace Community Involvement

September 20, 2019

Catered lunches, ping pong tables, massage chairs and gym memberships tend to receive the most attention when it comes to creating high retention rates and a fun, cohesive work environment. However, one of the most overlooked ways to build a strong company culture is to provide opportunities for employees to engage in community service. A study conducted by Deloitte found that an overwhelming 89% of employees think organizations that support or fund volunteer opportunities offer a better overall working environment*. While companies may shy away from touting their involvement in the community, EctoHR recommends building volunteerism into the fabric of ...