Stop stupid attempts to poach our marketing girls: Nykaa to Flipkart-owned Myntra


Nykaa, an online beauty and personal care product player, has accused fashion e-commerce platform Myntra of poaching its trained staffs.

In a post, shared on a social networking site Linkedin, Nykaa alleged that the fashion e-commerce platform is poaching staffs from their marketing team.

The incident was first reported by the Economic Times.

“They have attempted to poach unsuccessfully. Myntra is a great organisation with some of the best practices, it’s just that their recruitment partners are not ethical, and I am sure the message would have reached out to them,” said a senior company official from Nykaa to ET.

The company said that an unsuccessful attempt of poaching was made by Myntra through a third party HR recruitment firm Prudent HR.

However, as per the latest update, Prudent HR founder called Nykaa and assured that they will keep a strong check on wrong communication from their end.

This is not the first time when a startup has made such allegations against others in the ecosystem.

Housing-Sequoia Spat

In 2015, Housing.com founder and CEO Rahul Yadav wrote a similar mail to Sequoia Capital India chief Shailendra Singh accusing the venture capital firm chief of “inhumane and unethical things”.

Yadav reportedly wrote that he had discovered that Singh was after Housing’s employees and was brainwashing them ‘to open some stupid incubation’. The Housing.com chief said that if Singh didn’t stop ‘messing around’ with him, he would vacate the best in the venture capital firm.

Singh reportedly said that he was ‘deeply hurt’ and said that Yadav’s mail was probably the result of Sequoia hiring an employee firm from the startup as an analyst with the venture capital firm.

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