This thought is indeed inspired by Pragmatisms King, Phil Lynagh.
Why are managements so pissy about ‘poaching’? Well not to condescend by stating the obvious but basic economics theorize that high demand in conjunction with low supply mostly equates to high cost, subject at hand being regional talent, (there I go again).
So without poaching there is no price war. The value of talent remains at the discretion of the respective agency it belongs to and industry salaries remain the same, crap (which few would argue is a trait that attracts more talent).
To ensure we avoid the possible tragedy of salary increases we introduce poaching as an industry taboo and make intra agency agreements ‘Oh we can’t hire people from X or Y’. We use words like ‘poaching’ and assign adjectives like ‘unethical’ to make sure
any calls HR make feel like adultery.
Yes 'poaching' is salary deregulation’s childhood friend and the sh*t industry managment wake up in a cold sweat screaming.
But why then is Dollar Phil an advocate of 'poaching'? Well most likely because he can afford to be.
So anyone who got a raise or works at Promoseven take some time out to raise your glass when celebrating, even if noones around and say, 'cheers Dollar Phil...cheers'