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Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Cartel Went Beyond a Few Tech Firms 137

Posted by timothy
from the say-clancy-why-don't-you-drop-by-the-club dept.
The gentleman's agreement that several Silicon Valley firms are now widely known to have taken part in to minimize employee poaching within their own circles went much further than has been generally reported, according to a report at PandoDaily. The article lists many other companies besides the handful that have been previously named as taking part in the scheme to prevent recruiting, and gives some insight into what kind of (even non-tech) organizations and practices are involved.
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Silicon Valley Anti-Poaching Cartel Went Beyond a Few Tech Firms

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  • by LordNimon (85072) on Sunday March 23, 2014 @04:57PM (#46559111)

    Apparently, none of the companies I've ever worked for were on that list, because I'm hounded by clueless recruiters every week.

  • by Bob9113 (14996) on Sunday March 23, 2014 @05:25PM (#46559259) Homepage

    Is it illegal to make these "agreements"?

    Yes, which is why the DoJ is already well on the track to sentencing, and the companies are begging to broker a deal. And what's more, they've got the dirt on one of the originators of the scheme admitting he knew it was probably illegal and trying to cover his tracks (mens rea [wikipedia.org]).

    âoeI would prefer that Omid do it verbally since I donâ(TM)t want to create a paper trail over which we can be sued later? Not sure about this.. thanks Eric [Schmidt]â

    Remember that whenever you hear "Do No Evil" -- that was mostly Sergey, and a little bit Larry. Eric Schmidt hates you and masturbates while thinking of doing evil.

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