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I've been getting more than the normal number of calls and Emails from headhunters. There's the usual number of "your resume and skills impressed us," but when I ask what exactly was the most impressive part, there's no answer. It appears that a "bot" skimmed my LinkedIn profile and just hit some key words.

But, there has been higher than usual contact from headhunters who seem to know what they're looking for. The reasons I'm a little suspicious are that:
1. My company just had a spin-off, and
2. My portion announced a geographic move (40 to 80 miles) in one or two years.

So here's my question: Do companies ever hire search firms to "catfish" employees to see if they're loyal or to see if they're on the edge of leaving, or at least looking around? I especially wonder if someone's checking given items 1 and 2 above.

I know a company *could* do this; I'm interested in knowing if anybody has experience in a company actually doing it.
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