Don't Just Harvest. Cultivate.November 25, 2013 • Ari Najarian
Something has been irritating me.
It all started with a link to a blog post on my Twitter feed, which was drafted in reply to a public spat in our local business tabloid (see November 7 - 8).
A week later, another Tweet surfaced the same debate:
In a small talent market, systematically recruiting multiple people from one company is a)unprofessional poaching; or b)fair ball. Discuss.— Peter Moorhouse (@PeterMoorhouse) November 21, 2013
I felt compelled to weigh in. This post expands on my original argument. Hopefully, it will lay the foundations for a more constructive debate. A question of talent.
As it stands, one side's reasoning goes something like this: "We can't retain good talent, because VC-backed startups are luring our best employees away with higher compensation and more attractive offers." The other side responds: "In a free market, retention is just as important as recruitment. Employees have every right t...