During the last few years, many companies (if not most) have been trying to “do more with less” in the area of workforce management. In other words, get more done with fewer employees.
This approach provides plenty of challenges, especially when there are more projects and more work than there are employees to complete them. What companies are craving in these situations is hiring flexibility.
One way to attain that flexibility is by hiring the semi-retired or bringing somebody out of retirement for important projects.
Workers who recently retired have accumulated a tremendous amount of skill and experience, and you can put that skill and experience to work for YOU—without breaking the budget. The good news is that you can offer plenty of options that are attractive to these candidates, including the following:
- A flexible schedule—Semi-retirees could work anywhere from one day per week to four or five, or maybe just in the morning five days per week.
- Short-term projects— Semi-retirees don’t want to work on longer projects, and you might not be able to pay them for extended employment, anyway, so this is a situation that works out well for everybody.
- Choice of worksite location—If your company has numerous locations, semi-retirees could work on projects at any one of them. They could work from home, as well, which is also attractive to them.
One option for hiring the semi-retired is on a contract basis. That means you wouldn’t have to worry about all of the issues associated with hiring full-time employees, including withholding income tax, Workers’ Compensation, etc.
Have you hired workers on a contract basis in the past? Do you have needs that would best be met with contract workers right now? Hiring the semi-retired can provide you with the flexibility you need to reach your production goals and meet important deadlines.
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