Hi friends,
I need your judgment on the following situation,
Your's is a Software product development company for which you have shortlisted a sales candidate for an opening in your organization and during the final round of discussion you come to know that the candidate's spouse is working with your company's very close competition. Will you hire that candidate?

From India, Pune
No, dont hire that one, because many issues can be disclosed to each other betw them and how will u be assured that your information wont get shared by them. So pls dont make a mistake to hire....
From India, Nasik
To study the fundas about being ideal human beings and all that stuff in books is a different thing and in practicle world its different. And when its the question regarding the confidential info of your company against your competetors that time you must think practically...
From India, Nasik
We may never know the source of disclosure of our confidential company information to our competitors, yet many close friends, relatives, spouse etc can share and exchange information without exposing the personal contacts and networking. I guess the potential employee is a fair enough guy to have told you the truth and rejecting some body subject to an invalid excuse makes us think on micro level and does not make us an equal opportunity employer. Rest you can better judge in your particular scenario.
Best Wishes,

From Pakistan, Islamabad
Better avoid. they need not do something purposefully but there is possibility for some adverse effect. If you are not aware that is something different, when you know this relation, I dont think you can have required comfort zone. If something goes beyond your expectation and wrong, first you will start doubting that employee.
So I feel it is better to avoid.

From India, Hyderabad
Hello Maithili,
Who are you and what is this discussion for? If you are a student looking for answers to your assignment question you should say so. Similarly if you are a professional seeking answers to a problem in recruitment policy, you should spell it out.
Have a nice day.
A retired academic in UK

From United Kingdom
Dear Mathili,
Unless the competitor company is owned by the spouse of the sales candidate or she is posted there at some strategic position, there is nothing to worry in hiring the candidate. Rather, you can try to offer a better position to his/her spouse also, so that you can get advantage of his/her experience with your competitor.
P S Dhingra
Vigilance & Management Consultant
Dhingra Consultancy Group
New Delhi

From India, Delhi
Lets not mis profession with career. I dont think the person would have plans to join your company just for the sake of finding information. However - just to make thiavi - ngs clear at end, check his background - previous company & tenure with them.
(Now Ravi AKA Anonymous - background means previous career profile)
do the usual hiring verification process, and go ahead.
Had I been in your position - I would have consulted my boss :-)
Had it been the other way around - if you had hired this person, and then his wife later gets selected in the competitor company - would you fire him???? Answer this only if you are a working profiessional, if you are a student, dont mind to answer

From India, Madras
A candidate’s ability should not be judged by his spouse’s vocation. He should be given a fair chance in your company provided that he is competent for the required post.
From India, Varanasi
Everything in this world runs on trust. Try to understand the candidate by speaking to his previous employers and based on this you may gain trust on him or might get a key to drop him.
Thanks & Regards,
Natesaganapathy K H

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