A friend and I have been discussing ways to retain staff after training. Her manager has suggested a training contract which staff must sign before they undergo major (ie costly) training, stating that they must stay with the company for a period of time (say 12 months) after the training is completed. This would be an attempt to ensure that money isn’t “wasted” on training staff who leave the company soon afterwards.

However, I am unsure of the ethics of this…would it discourage staff from taking part in training at all?

Any thoughts much appreciated.
Faye Barron