|Employees are applying for jobs at other companies just to force their own employer to give them a raise.
Over the past year, in the midst of a nationwide hiring frenzy, employees have realized that being loyal to their employers doesn’t pay. And now, senior correspondent Aki Ito reports, they’re taking matters into their own hands.
More and more candidates have begun applying for jobs with no intention of jumping ship, recruiters have found. Instead, they’re just looking to land an offer that they can use to score a raise from their current employer.
Employers, not surprisingly, hate that people are using job offers as bargaining chips. If you weren’t serious, hiring managers are complaining, you shouldn’t have wasted our time. And the bosses scrambling to put together counteroffers are grumbling: Where’s the loyalty?
Employees are clapping back: Loyalty isn’t free.
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