After retirement, many retirees find that they are not ready to retire fully and still want to stay active and engaged in the workforce, either for financial reasons or for the sense of purpose that work can provide.
This phenomenon is referred to as “unretirement.” It’s when people who have officially retired from their primary career choose to return to work, either full-time or part-time, in some capacity.
Unretirement can be beneficial for both the individual and the employer. For the individual, it can provide a sense of fulfillment, as well as the opportunity to continue earning income. For the employer, it can bring valuable experience and skills back to the organization and bridge the skills gap between retirees with a lifetime of experience and newer, less experienced employees.
Gentry Professional Services specializes in helping businesses recover their retirees’ unmatched level of knowledge and experience.
“Managers often don’t know what they have lost until after the expert leaves — and by then, it may be difficult to recover… And the price tag associated with such losses were estimated to be as much as 20 times the more visible, tangible costs of recruitment and training.”
Since our employee once worked for your company, they already know your people, processes, and procedures. They start providing value-added service on day one.
Some HR Professionals believe the only available options for retirees are offering a retention package or bringing them back as independent contractors.
Some retirees want to avoid the complications of setting up a business or withholding their own taxes. And as tempting as retention packages may be, there comes the point in a person’s career where flexibility becomes more important.
Your retiree goes through a bona fide termination of employment from your organization. Therefore, they are not returning to your company as a part-time employee or independent contractor. Instead, they will work for another company – Gentry Professional Services.
In addition, our employees can be assigned to multiple clients, including yours.
Even though they once worked for you, we consider them family once they’ve joined our team.
We take care of our employees; we provide healthcare, 401(k), paid time off, bonuses, and even family dinners.
This is the employee’s retirement, so we ensure you and they both understand that they will work on what they want, when they want, for however long they want.
We work with your Human Resources, Supply Chain Managers, and Procurement Specialists to establish the appropriate service agreement that solves your problem and still fits within your corporate policies.
We accommodate whatever form of contractual agreement your company prefers to become your vendor, supplier, subcontractor, or partner.
Expert Consultant Services
Staff Augmentation Services
Outsourced Project Services
|Description||Gentry team member(s) provide outside perspectives based on experience and industry best practices.||Gentry assigns employee(s) to support your (typically short-term) staffing needs.||Gentry takes full delivery and operational responsibilities of the project.|
|Contractual Agreement(s)||Consultant(s) complete the activities and/or deliverables from our agreed-upon statement of work.||Contract terms are defined by a statement of work and/or Master Service Agreement (MSA).||Gentry Professional Services provides the deliverables and/or services from our agreed-upon statement of work.|
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|Client Selects Gentry Team Member(s)||✓||At Client Request|
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Hourly Billing Option
Contact us. If we are not already on your list of vendors, let us know, and we will work with your MSP to include our company as an approved supplier.
Still have questions about Gentry Professional Services? You’re not the only one. See our frequently asked questions below to find what you’re looking for.
Helping our clients execute their jobs successfully is our number one priority at Gentry Professional Services. We provide experienced team members with the technical expertise and availability to complete the job.
In addition, open communication between our clients and employees is critical, and we’re always focused on supporting our clients in any way we can.
Yes, we provide workforce solutions for companies seeking to utilize senior talent further and manage the transfer of knowledge scenarios. Our well-respected partnerships with industry leaders have created many succession plans for their valuable, senior-level employees.
We pride ourselves on developing and providing solutions that achieve the goals of both the company and employees to ensure a smooth and simple transition for all parties involved.
Our win-win solution provides your company’s prospective retirees with a profitable and flexible path to continue working with you and putting their deep knowledge to use. It also offers you the necessary time to complete long-term projects and finalize the knowledge transfer to other team members.
With no learning curve, the changing of hats of your employee to work with our firm is seamless. Our team of experienced engineers can assist with the smooth transfer of knowledge to your next staff member.
While the outside world may see us as just a consulting firm, we see ourselves as one big family here at Gentry Professional Services. We respect our people and value them for who they are, in addition to the knowledge and expertise they provide. Our ultimate goal is to positively impact the professional and personal lives of every member of our team, as well as our clients.
At Gentry Professional Services, we have an internal culture of nurturing a work-life balance for our team. Studies show that this makes a more productive, engaged, and high-performing team member. We have experienced this internally, and our current clients can attest to rapid response times that meet their needs.
We are the experienced industry leader. We understand staffing and industry-specific needs.
We begin each engagement with a discovery call to identify your goals in every area of your organization to determine the best option for you. There is no cookie-cutter answer; each contract is specific to your needs.
Gentry Professional Services strives to build and maintain an inclusive and equitable workforce within our company. We are at the forefront of the ever-changing employment law landscape and protect our clients with the same priority as our internal employees.
As a matter of practice, we conduct background investigations and drug screens on anyone who joins our company. We have teamed up with industry-leading partners to screen our consultants and hire confidently.
Quest Diagnostics provides our drug screens so we can make informed decisions about prospective employees.
We also use Sterling to conduct comprehensive background investigations, including employment verification, education verification, county court search, national sex offender registry search, and an enhanced nationwide criminal search.
A traditional staffing agency can’t match the talent or knowledge of an experienced & specialized employee.
If you’re looking for a solution to help you recover the unmatched experience of your retirees, schedule a free consultation with our team at Gentry professional services to learn more about how our unique approach can benefit your business.