Instead, they prevent an employee from recruiting clients and clients from their former employer. Non-solicits can also prevent an employee from recruiting other employees of his or her former employer. Employers who wish to prevent their employees, contractors, consultants or former partners from facing competition or advertising usually use a traditional non-compete clause, either isolated or embedded in a broader agreement. The non-competition clause restricts a person to competition and advertising for a specified period of time and within a given geographical area. A non-competition clause can vary greatly from one company to another, as it is specially prepared for each employer. .