I have a friend who just gave two weeks notice. Big deal, right? Well, her employer is fighting. Hard.
But here’s the thing.
She’s so far past gone.
If someone gives two weeks notice – they’re done.
Don’t offer them another job. Don’t offer them more money.
Don’t give them anything except for a handshake and a pat on the back.
People don’t give notice lightly. They give notice because they’re past done.
People like stability. They like knowing how they’re going to eat and what they do every day because this is a world where we all can appreciate a little monotony. We appreciate routine.
If they quit, they’re done. You’re trying to lure a dead fish.
Rant, complete. Thanks for listening.
Katrina Kibben is the Founder and Principal Consultant of Three Ears Media. For most of Katrina’s career, she has been a marketer living in a recruiter’s world – listening to both sides of the talent equation to understand the real issues and find solutions for engaging and hiring better people. Today, she uses her technical marketing know-how and way with words to help both established and emerging brands develop and deliver content that fuels smart recruitment marketing that makes the right people apply.
Katrina has written for Monster.com, HR.com, RecruitingDaily and many other digital publications. She is a recognized leader in recruiting and employer branding who speaks regularly at conferences around the world.