I withdrew my resignation 3 weeks back by accepting a counter offer given by current company. I didn't inform the same to the new company yet. Now again I am thinking to go with the new offer. What shall I say to the HR now so that everything goes smoothly?
What shall I say to the HR now so that everything goes smoothly?
No offense but that bridge will be burned if you resign now after accepting their counter offer. There's nothing you can do to smooth things out. Make this a lesson learned and stick to your promises - not just in such a situation but in general, whether it's a written contract or a verbal promise.
Unreliability will reflect badly on you and will ruin your reputation not just within the company but also in the industry if word goes around. That being said - people make mistakes, but shouldn't repeat them a second time.
I would suggest that you do whatever is in your best interest. Leaving after accepting a counteroffer can be seen as unprofessional and may put you on a "do not rehire" list but you are leaving the company for a reason. Companies let people go with no notice every day for a variety of reasons and you also don't owe your company anything. I would simply explain that you appreciate the counteroffer but after reevaluating your goals and options, you have decided to accept a position with another company. Just be professional and honest. You have no control over whether it goes smoothly or not. They may understand and wish you well or they may pitch a fit and walk you to the door right there but none of that is within your control. Good luck.
Having accepted the counter offer, I would say you owe the company at least another year before you begin looking for another job again, unless there are truly extreme circumstances.
You had a choice. You made a choice. Presumably it was, at worst, not an unreasonable choice. Stop second-guessing and live with it.
It's as simple as saying: "I've had another think and I've decided to move on".
The best you can really do is be frank about the reasons. If their counter-offer was marginal financially, then say so.
Alternatively, if you're bored or tired in the role, or looking forward to a new challenge, then say so.
I don't agree with others that you owe a certain length of further service.
If you sought to negotiate, lodged a demand, and your demand was met in full, and nothing about the circumstances had changed, then it would be bad form to reopen the matter.
But in the most likely circumstances that the employer made a gratuitous counter-offer which you weren't given very long to consider, that the counter-offer was a bare matching of the new external offer, or that the new external offer had not yet fruited when you accepted the counter-offer, then it seems reasonable that you might ultimately move on anyway.
In general, once someone has invested time and energy in seeking another job, the only way to quench the arc is for the existing employer to match the maximum external offer received or likely to be received, plus pay an immediate retention bonus of thousands.
In the past, most employers addressed the matter strategically by ensuring pay always remained competitive, that workforce planning dampened market competition, and that pensions were back-loaded (with "final salary" schemes and similar). But nowadays most employers are just resigned to frequent turnover.