In recruiting terms, “poaching” is a dramatic way to say hiring current or former employees from a competitor or similar company. You have open roles that call for certain experience and knowledge and a person who already works in your industry likely has the attributes you’re looking for.
However, many recruiters wonder if poaching is an ethical hiring practice. Aren’t you helping someone betray the employer who has invested so much in them by convincing them to jump ship?
More information: https://recruiterbox.com/blog/poaching-employees-is-it-ethical-to-hire-from-your-competitors/