hire away

hire someone away (from someone or something)

[for one] to get someone to quit working for some other employer and begin working for one. We hired Elaine away from her previous employer, and now she wants to go back. The new bank hired away all the tellers from the old bank.
See also: away, hire
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There's probably not a polite way to say poaching, but if you speak to apartment executives, more often than not they will cite examples of apartment owners and managers who hire away each other's talent.
Imagine that you have the opportunity to hire away a key executive or group of employees from a major competitor.
According to one broker source, both AIG and Berkshire "are Cylawyering up' as AIG anticipates Berkshire Hathaway may move to hire away even more AIG surplus lines executives" in a move to grab market share
The company plans to file a suit again if it perceives more unfair efforts to hire away its employees.
And I think ESPN may well hire away our sports anchors," he adds.
Such agreements are a violation of antitrust laws since agreeing not to hire away top talent could stifle competition for highly skilled workers and hold down wages.
Turgeon's boss, Texas A&M director of athletics Bill Byrne, made it clear in a Friday interview he would do everything he could to fend off any school attempting to hire away Turgeon.
Friedman was also barred from trying to hire away Clear Channel employees.
One determined suitor, Russian media mogul Vladimir Gusinsky, reportedly went so far as to hire away Gerwe's entire executive team.
Were I in charge of the Judd estate, I would hire away this expert on the spot and dispatch her to advise every public collection with such works in its care.
We systematically benchmarked the cash compensation against other comparable public companies - including those that were trying to hire away our top management because they are so good at what they do.
Paul Pioneer Press over Star Tribune Publisher Par Ridder's decision to hire away a senior advertising executive from the St.