via ERE Articles | Electronic Recruiting Exchange on 2/25/08
Ever since the unsolicited offer by Microsoft to buy Yahoo, recruiters have been literally 'circling' Yahoo in a manner that would have to be labeled as aggressive even by Silicon Valley standards. The tactics vary from the relatively tame practice of 'cold calling' into Yahoo in order to find nervous employees to the more aggressive 'trolling' by recruiters outside Yahoo's parking lot and in local spots where Yahoo employees hang out.
Even though Microsoft hopes to gain a significant amount of Yahoo's talent through acquisition, a number of groups at Microsoft are not waiting. Already on the Internet you can find copies of emails sent by Microsoft recruiters to known top talent at Yahoo, offering them an opportunity to explore a Microsoft career in this time of uncertainty. Those interested in reading one such email can check out this blog posting.