about a year ago this competitor sprang up.... and they keep trying to take my people away... they'll contact them on email, on the phone, at public events, or through intermediaries in the industry who they know know us. they tried to get to me a couple times too. they've even tried to work through family members of people on my team.
its kind of amazing that no one has taken their bait and gone over. but then again, they really don't garner a lot of respect.
but anyway, i just wonder what to do about this, if anything. some of this is just part of business competition, right? but when does it cross the line to harassment. at the least i'd say we're at the point where it's just pretty low class and not cool.
am i being punked if i don't reach over to the competitor and tell them to cut this bs out? or should i keep being the bigger entity and let it roll off my back. my boss has considered making our lawyer aware. i don't know what that'll accomplish.
mostly, i just feel like they are disrespecting me with this approach, so i should do something back, no? or do my emotions really have no relevance in the matter, and they should be ignored.
what do i want to happen? i want them to know we're not here to let you keep punking us. thinking you can go after our people, and talk crap about us to our clients all the time. and i want them to lay off the non stop recruitment.