Establish knowledge transfer plans and train the next generation of workers with the experts who have the very specific knowledge you need.
Returning consultants provide valuable perspectives when reviewing designs, submitting proposals, and completing short-term mission-critical projects.
Since our employees once worked for your company, they already know your people, processes, and procedures. They start providing value-added service on day one.
Lost – I thought I had more time before they retired.
Overwhelmed – It will take four people to replace the work just one person was doing.
Embarrassed – I didn’t have a knowledge transfer plan in place.
Panicked – The cost, schedule, and performance of my project are all now at risk.
Regretful – We focused on staffing shortages but not knowledge shortages.
Nervous – So much of our success was based on their personal relationship with the customer.
Worried – Losing their expertise can give our competitors an advantage.
Frustrated – It shouldn’t be so complicated to bring back retirees.
Contact Gentry so we can understand your unique needs.
We tailor a service agreement for your company. Only use us if you need us. There’s no obligation.
Whenever you need us, we hire your retirees as our employees and assign them as consultants to your firm.
For 10 years, we’ve partnered with clients across the country to implement employee retention strategies that retain and recover sophisticated, context-specific knowledge from their key employees.
“I can still do what I want to do, and at the same time I can go back and work for my prior employer seamlessly.
Senior Contracts Manager
At Gentry Professional Services, we know you want to complete quality work on schedule and under budget. In order for that to happen, you need the right people on your team to support your organization’s ability to carry out its mission. However, the most experienced industry professionals are retiring at a rapid pace, resulting in a Silver Tsunami of lost institutional knowledge and employee turnover. After COVID-19, additional early retirements have made the problem even more challenging. Companies are struggling to compensate for the sudden absence of key employees.
Many retirees find they miss the work and the people who have been a part of their lives for decades and often want to return to a part-time consulting role with a healthy work-life balance. Although possible, ensuring employee job satisfaction with inconsistent and overly complex HR and Procurement policies can make returning an unnecessarily difficult and complicated process for everyone involved.
Meanwhile, you just want to get the job done. We formed Gentry Professional Services with that in mind. Using our streamlined process and innovative employment model, we work with your company to bring in the retirees, alumni, or industry specialist(s) you need, enabling you to fill knowledge gaps, outsource tasks, complete ongoing client projects that are beyond your core competencies, and train your employees in critical skills.