We are a small firm , and occasionally we use a liquidator, and we have given some work, maybe £20,000 to a practice near us.
I've just found out they have offered a job to one of our staff, a semi senior we recruited about a year ago that cost us about £7,500. Obviously, we are just going into very busy period, so I'm completely stuck.
I'm so upset, because they are not just any local firm, they are one who we give work to, and as such I think they way the have behaved is completely unprofessional . Their website boasts their ethics, and how that is very important to them, well that is just so hypocritical.
They didn't contact her directly, an agency approached her, she wasn't looking, and they interviewed her. She is very good!
She is not going for any extra money, the firm is walking distance from her house, I've no issue with her, I'm sure she is doing what she believes is the right thing.
I'm just so upset and letdown by them.
They are not massive, maybe 5 partners, so they would have known we have given them business. I spoke to the liquidator partner I deal with, who offered me £1,000
Any ideas what I should do?
Just take it, or moan , or name the firm, or write to the senior partner and tell him what I think.
Clearly, they will never get any more work from us.