Verifying Non-Competes/Conflicts of Interest Prior to Offer Stage
In our Product recruiting sync today, it was mentioned that a candidate for a Sr. PM opening has a non-compete agreement with their current employer that could prohibit them from working on at least one feature within the Product Category we are interviewing them for.
Is there a way to get out in front of these situations earlier in the process, rather than waiting until we've made a decision to hire and sending them the offer contract/PIAA Agreement?
We'd like to avoid having a candidate go all the way through the interview process, only to find out at the Offer stage that we can't move forward due to a potential legal situation.
Suggestion: ask candidates during Screening Calls if they have a non-compete agreement or any potential conflicts of interest, and send appropriate form(s) afterwards to verify whether or not it makes sense to continue the interview process.
@jhurewitz we'd love to get your thoughts on how to get ahead of these types of situations.