- Use an Third Party Executive Search firm
- Be Careful What Information that Your Interviewers Share
- Carefully Review The Candidate’s Non-Compete Agreement
- Be Prepare to Compensate Stars from the Competition Well
The company leadership needs to assess whether the benefits of recruiting from the competition is worth the potential downside. For example, if recruiting a key sales person or key technologist/scientist from the competition would potentially be a huge windfall for your company, then it is worth the potential legal battle and higher level of compensation that would come with hiring this person.