I recently offered a job candidate a position where he could work about twenty minutes from his house rather than the hour and half he was commuting currently. The daily work was similar as his current job and I was able to offer him $65,000 per year which was a significant increase from his current pay. Unfortunately for me, he did not take our job offer because once his current employer found he had a new job with us they offered him $74,000 to retain him at his current position!
Our rural area does not pay in same range as jobs closer to the city, so I was not able to increase my offer. Looking at this it seemed like an easy choice, right? They were offering him $9,000 more per year – of course he should take their offer!
But wait… was their offer really better? Read More »