Everything looks perfect. Your candidate has impressed your client, they’ve agreed to a salary and you’re just helping to firm up a start date… when the phone rings. It’s your candidate. They’ve changed their mind, they’ve decided to stay put for now. Their current employer, it seems, has made them an offer they can’t refuse.
It’s frustrating, but you know exactly what happened – when your candidate went to hand in their notice, their manager panicked and did whatever they could to keep them. Typically, they might have offered a promotion, a better salary, or another type of benefit. However, that trinket of persuasion has turned into a major headache for you and your client.