in the general sense I have a few observations;
1] This is a common problem in any business where they train staff and there is no easy way to halt it.
2] Could you draw up some sort of legal document, like a contract of employment, that specifies either a long notice of termination of employment, eg the trainee is obliged to give 1 year's notice of their termination?
3] Similarly, a legal document stating that the person cannot engage in similar activities for a specified time after leaving your employment?
4] Working conditions. It is perhaps a consideration that good working conditions make it less likely that an employee would leave. I don't make any assumptions about your own business setup, but the more attractive the conditions are and the more attractive the contract of employment is, (pay, health insurance, pension, holidays, etc), then the harder it becomes for an employee to lose all that.
Just some initial thoughts. I don't see that any technology exists that would prevent employees from leaving, except handcuffs and leg chains, perhaps.
How do I hire and train without people then leaving and starting their own business?
My business is recruiting and I currently work on my own, never had employees. I would like to hire other recruiters to grow my business. But since this is a knowledge based business, the success of a recruiter relies on training. So after they?re trained, how can I keep them from leaving and becoming my competition? Are there specific systems, procedures, or technology that anyone knows of that would give me some insight. I know that there are very large recruiting companies out there that are successful with this.
If you own, manage or work for one of these companies as a recruiter and understand the procedures that could help me, please write.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.