How Recruiters Steal Your Top Performers: Bringing in an Outsider Over Their Head

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Some organizations make it easy for recruiters by bringing in outsiders over their heads.

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Here’s another way that you make it easy for recruiters to poach your people. You bring someone in over the head of someone in senior management, or senior leadership, what happens? They get the message very clearly that this person wants to bring in their own team, and they are going to be out on their butt. So when you do this, understand, you’ve signaled that you aren’t good enough. And as a matter of fact, we think this person can bring in a team that will do better, and the person and the people who are in this role now, you gift wrap people who are top performers, when you do that. I’m Jeff Altman, visit the big game There’s a lot more there

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. He is hired to provide No BS Career Advice globally. That can involve job search, hiring staff, management, leadership, career transition and advice about resolving workplace issues. Schedule a discovery call at my website,

He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with over 2400 episodes.

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