Should you try to steal that perfect candidate from the competition, or keep your distance? Here’s how to feel it out.
If you’re staffing up a startup or expanding your team, you already know you can’t just rely on resumes coming over the transom. But if you meet someone spectacular at a conference, how do you know if she’s potentially recruit-able? What’s the best way to plant the idea?
A note of (legal) caution: some companies have agreements with vendors or clients not to solicit each other’s employees. If you’re in startup mode, though, you’re probably not settled enough for all that.
If you are in the legal clear, here’s how to suss out if you should try to poach that seemingly perfect candidate.