It’s a candidates’ market right now, especially in the finance and accounting world. As recruiters, we have access to career opportunities never posted to the public, and have relationships with top candidates who are not even active job seekers. In such a market, companies with opportunities are offering attractive packages; top salaries, benefits, incentives, exciting office culture, and/or flexibility. Conversely, companies with great employees want to keep them and are going to extended lengths to do so. Obviously, it’s much easier for a company (especially in the short-term) to keep the employees they have and avoid work disruption.