Team Moves & Protecting the Company's Interests

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 19 March 2015
Catherine-Ellen O'Keeffe
Ronan Daly Jermyn
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The Head of our Research and Development Team has resigned and taken up a position with a key competitor. We suspect he wants to take his entire team with him. If this happens, the potential ramifications for the company are massive–our Research and Development Team is privy to confidential information and has a close relationship with high value customers. What can we do to protect the company’s interests? How do I handle it?

* Catherine-Ellen writes:

The situation you describe is what is sometimes referred to as a “team move”. Team moves are where two or more employees who work in the same business decide to leave and either set up in competition on their own account, or join a competitor.

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Catherine-Ellen O'Keeffe
Ronan Daly Jermyn

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