This is truly a win-win proposition for both retiree and client
Kalamazoo, MI (PRWEB) September 24, 2008
Trillium Staffing recently established a new line of business - Trillium Elite - that aims to connect companies with retired professionals.
Over one third of the nation's work force is comprised of the Baby Boomer generation and the majority of this population fills upper level positions. In the coming years, this generation will create major job vacancies as they enter retirement. While some may make a full-time commitment to retirement, others may meander back to the working world. For example, a retired accountant could offer their assistance during tax season or a former CEO could help with a company merger. Keeping this concept in mind, Trillium Elite was formed.
Trillium Elite specializes in partnering retired individuals with specific skills and long-term experience in areas such as: accounting, finance, human resources, engineering, sales and manufacturing with clients seeking short and long-term project leaders and managers. Today, many retirees are looking to get back into the work force for various reasons including a change in their financial portfolio or just plain boredom. Typically they are not seeking full-time employment again, but are looking to work either part-time or on a project-by-project basis. From a client standpoint, many companies have special projects to complete but don't want to assume the time-consuming task of searching, interviewing, and processing all of the paperwork necessary to hire a short-term employee. Elite seeks to fill the needs for both parties providing a mutually beneficial opportunity. "This is truly a win-win proposition for both retiree and client," states founder and CEO, Renè Poch. "We should continue to utilize the years of experience and talent that a retired professional can provide."
In yet another aspect of the growing number of retired people, another need is discovered. How will companies fill the job vacancies left by years of experience that at times may seem irreplaceable? Hundreds of companies running in a lean environment do not have the time or the resources to adequately fill their open positions. In turn, it is discernible to say that if a position is not filled by an appropriate candidate, the turnover time frame becomes shorter and additional time is invested on the part of the employer in finding yet another candidate. This process can become quite cumbersome as the average time to fill a position is 30 days.
When Trillium first opened its doors in 1984, the majority of the employees placed were categorized in light industrial or clerical positions. It did not take much time to fill these positions as the skill level required was low. However, as outsourced manufacturing has grown, and paperless opportunities have reduced the need for clerical staff, combined with the growing number of retiring professionals, a switch to the placement of higher caliber employees is now imminent in the staffing industry.
So how does this switch help an employer? By switching the focus to placing higher caliber employees, a staffing service aims to take the time needed to recruit candidates off of the employer's desk. It seeks to fill a position an employer may have thought to be irreplaceable by taking the time to find the most qualified candidates. From this concept, the term ProSource was coined by Trillium. ProSource represents those positions that require higher skilled candidates. Candidates can vary from a Human Resource Assistant to a Journeyman Carpenter to a Network Administrator. Also, the staffing service changes from a "warm-body" job filler to a full service employment provider aligning its focus with the service driven economy the US has become today.
By applying these strategies, Trillium has been able to maintain momentum throughout these challenging economic times. Moving forward, over the next few years, the shift in the job market will make a significant impact on how the staffing industry recruits employees and markets to prospective clients looking to fill the job vacancies left behind by the highly skilled and experienced Baby Boomers. By utilizing the ProSource concept and growing the Trillium Elite division, Trillium will aim to stay at the forefront of this growing trend.
For additional information on Trillium Elite visit http://www.trilliumelite.com.
About Trillium - Trillium started as a small office in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1984. Over the past two decades, the company has expanded by creating an umbrella of companies including: Trillium Construction, Trillium Drivers, Perennial Contractors, Computer and Engineering Services, and Human Capital in addition to its staffing division. Now, with over 60 offices across the country Trillium offers both employees and companies the opportunity for employment success.
For more information on all of the Trillium divisions and affiliates, visit: http://www.trilliumplus.com