So imagine you are a recruiter who calls Facebook a really good client. You probably find it easy to get permission from your candidates to send their resumes in for review. You know that google is a great place to recruit from so that's where you recruit from.
I read on Techchrunch the other day that Google counter offered a staff level engineer there to the tune of $3.5 million dollars in restricted stock
. The candidate accepted the counteroffer. I suppose most would in that situtation.
I don't know if this candidate was being represented by a recruiter or not but since this a network for recruiters, let's assume the candidate was being represented by a recruiter and now, that recruiter is out a fee. This counteroffer story makes a great story. Probably impossible to turn that candidate around.
Makes me want to spend the weekend thinking about the worst counteroffer experience I experienced as a recruiter. If you can quickly think of your worst victim story at the hands of a counteroffer, please share it. I bet there are some great ones out there.