Employess with their own "customers"
How do you handle having an employee with clients they clean "on the side" Obviously, owners of cleaning companies make potential employees sign a non-compete agreement before hiring but we all know that for all intensive purposes they aren't worth the paper they are written on.
So how do you handle this? Stay clear of potential hires who already have a few clients of their own?, stay away from part-timers so they don't have time to clean "on the side"?
The reason I ask is because I've had a few responses to a help-wanted ad by girls who have small cleaning routes of their own. I'm not sure how to handle this. My gut feeling says stay away because they are probably out to steal a few of my clients to try and build their own client base. The other part of me says I am just being paranoid.
What do you think?