Attempt to retain an employee who has notified their resignation

Key points

  • An employer may wish to persuade an employee who has handed in their 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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