recruit from

recruit from (something or some place)

1. To seek out new members for one's group, company, or organization from some location or source. We've had to recruit from abroad because there simply aren't enough people in this country with the skillsets we need. The military recruits from all over the country, but has the most success in Southern and Midwestern states.
2. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for one's group, company, or organization from some location or source. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "from." We try our best to recruit from the local area first, before expanding our search to other parts of the state. We recruit our engineers from the very best post-graduate courses around the country.
3. To hire, enlist, or enroll new members for one's group, company, or organization from some other group, company, or organization. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "recruit" and "from." I heard they recruited the new CFO from one of our biggest competitors. A lot of companies have non-compete clauses in their employment contracts so that they don't have staff recruited from them by competing businesses.
See also: recruit

recruit someone from something

to convince someone to leave something and join one's own group. Phyllis recruited a new work team from the company she used to work for. We recruited a number of people from private industry.
See also: recruit
References in periodicals archive ?
If we recruit from inside the Kingdom, we will end up paying a huge monthly salary.
We must recruit from our immigrant communities not just because we want to better reflect the makeup of the community at large but for operational reasons as well.
These are the same top management representatives who no longer promote from within, but recruit from competitors to "leaven the organization." What the CEO or keynote speaker says will be remembered and widely quoted--with contempt.
When teaching students to recruit from peers, an appropriate signal may be for the students to tap a peer on the shoulder, say the peer's name, or say "excuse me." (Wolford et al., 1998).
* Recruit from schools with reputations for producing quality accounting graduates.