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Tips for handing in your notice

Posted almost 2 years ago by Heidi Moreby

Handing in your notice can be daunting. It can leave you asking all kinds of questions about whether you really want to move and if you’ve made the best decision.

If you’re feeling this way then we want you to remember the reason(s) you started looking for a new job. It could be a culture issue, workload troubles, not getting the training and development you want and need. Keep these at the forefront of your mind.

If you’re looking for some speedy tips, then Sophia and Steve have you covered. But if you’re in the mindset for a longer read, then continue reading.

Our tips for handing your notice in:

Ensure you have a chat with your line manager or manager around the reasons why you are handing in your notice.

It can be a difficult conversation to have, but if you are clear and honest about the reasons why, then it can help them to understand the way current employees perceive the business and could also help future recruitment.

Always follow up with a letter and email

It doesn’t have to be war and peace, but follow this meeting up with a quick written summary for why you are leaving and the date your notice ends. That way everyone has a paper trail.

What if I’m counter-offered?

Many employers are finding it tricky to source new talent, as result we’ve seen an increase in the amount of counter offers promising a higher salary, promotion or the promise of training and development. Sometimes counter-offers can be positive, especially if the only reason you’re leaving a business is around salary issues, but more often than not employers don’t always follow through with promises.

Before accepting a counter-offer, consider those reasons why you started looking for a new job. If you think it will solve these issues then by all means go for it - but be cautious around how and when your employer will implement these changes.

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