Attempt to retain an employee who has notified his or her resignation

Key points

  • An employer may wish to persuade an employee who has handed in his or her notice to stay, for example if the employee has particular skills that would be difficult to replace.
  • The employer may have to offer an incentive, such as a pay rise.
  • The employer should be aware of the potential risk of a claim being brought against it if the resigning employee has already accepted an offer from a new employer but is persuaded not to take up the post.

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