One response to “WTF #21: Can’t Buy Me Love”

  1. ferd

    Sorry to hear that you’re losing valuable employees. Even sorrier to hear that your superiors might have prevented it, but chose not to. I hope that you’ve listened to that designer’s concerns and are evaluating your work environment accordingly.

    If you find that you must train new hires to get the final result you need (which is not unreasonable in today’s quickly changing engineering fields) then you may want to consider training indenture agreements. Employees sign agreements to stay with the company for X amount of time after receiving Y amount of training, else repay the training costs. It won’t heal working environment problems but it can slow turnover, since there would be repercussions to “take advantage of training and run”. Be careful how you offer training with indenture – it can create poor management relations.