Your most-asked start-up questions: answered by founders
Planning & preparing

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Does my non-compete block me?

(Almost) certainly not.

Restrictive covenants in the recruitment industry vary a lot in scope and quality, but they are very unlikely to entirely prevent you from starting your own business.
In most cases there is often a gap between what is written in a contract and what is legally enforceable in a court of law – so what you see is not necessarily what you get.
Even with the most tightly-worded restrictions, consultants are likely to be prevented from:
immediately re-engaging their recent client and candidate base (for anything from 3 to 12 months), and
directly poaching previous colleagues (though this doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t work together)
But there will usually be no ‘total block’ on your ability to go solo.

Want your restrictions looked at?

RecruitHub has seen hundreds of non-competes and can offer pointers on how enforceable your contract may be.
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