Mindhour Partner, Ass.professor/adm. Officer,
Talent Acquisition Expert
Hiring the retired senior employer in the same cadre is good to proceed without any hiccups only for a short term, hire the employee as a consultant and pay an honorarium, this is a better solution rather than hiring to the same category.. also, get one of your employees present, serving employee trained well for better solution. In the long run always kindly keep one employee well trained as the organisation should not suffer on retiring of a senior employee, the eventuality of vacuum should not bother an organisation.
Hiring the employee and paying honorarium is recommended for the following reasons :
1) You cannot make him responsible for the work/service
2) The senior employee may take leave for his health and family commitments as the employee may find time of his own
3) You cannot compel the employee to be in office by the office hours, put in service/work as in office
4) The Employee cannot be considered as signatory for official circulars/orders as the employee retired and no responsibility, the onus clearly rest with the present one, who may contradict in some issues
5) the present employee should not be made as a mole in the eyes of the retired employee this is even though internal this as a boomerang effect
Best of luck...
Keep the present shine, some times we must take the help but should not be a dependent as a whole..
27th March 2015 From India, Arcot
Contracts have a specified tenure so you can hire him as a consultant for a definitive tenure.
Hope this helps.
28th March 2015 From India, Mumbai
Honorarium is paid 'in honor of' - when the payment is not expected. You think a consultant will work for free? And on your observations, my comments in brackets, below:
1) You cannot make him responsible for the work/service [In a contract, you can]
2) The senior employee may take leave for his health and family commitments as the employee may find time of his own [Isn't this a moot point?]
3) You cannot compel the employee to be in office by the office hours, put in service/work as in office [You can. Contract's specify the location, reporting (in this case, whom the completion of work needs to be submitted to) as well as needs a 'voucher' to be signed off, permitting payment]
4) The Employee cannot be considered as signatory for official circulars/orders as the employee retired and no responsibility, the onus clearly rest with the present one, who may contradict in some issues [Consultant's cannot be official signatories, nor claim to be the representative of the organization- Contract will specify this]
5) the present employee should not be made as a mole in the eyes of the retired employee this is even though internal this as a boomerang effect [Mole? Boomerang?]
28th March 2015 From India, Mumbai
Please go through fully, you have raised questions and know fully what it means..
You can hire as a consultant or contract worker.. in particular ex-employee..that is good but not fully...
1) a contract worker do fully what the original employer want to do, yet, in case of going wrong do you want to fix them for the faults? contract in official work and contract on ground are different..a financial fault can be fixed but not entirely the work carried over in fault..
2) can you fix the ex-employee for your official work and the time of your office, when contract is being signed certainly there is a time of work is it daily or hourly? your contract need be clear, your office time and the contract time may differ, you may put your employee to do some work on extra ordinary hours can you compel a contract worker at your will?
3) A contracted worker never sign on you (the official works) or on your behalf..you cannot delegate powers on a contractor..
4) present worker need be nourished, if you fail to nourish present employee by taking the help of the ex-employee the talent and work efficiency go down, this is called double edged sword, boomerang effect.. the inefficiency is a pest...
thank you thank you ...all the best...
29th March 2015 From India, Arcot
30th March 2015 From India, Lucknow
Would like to add little pinch of salt.
Mr. Gurumuthy and Mr. Varahamurthi have valid points. They apt according to the requirement.
How you get the work done is purely on basis of how a retainer/ consultant contract is made ...If the contract is made in line of business objectives yes we can make contractor responsible but we cannot tie him to it 100% as we done for an employee.
2nd April 2015 From India, Warangal
8th April 2015
#AnonymousEngaging a person after retirement on same terms and conditions is nothing but extension of service. It brings down morale of officers down line in promotion which makes an organisation a sick organisation. When you knew such an officer is dur for retirement you should have groomed others in line well in advance. In the circumstances engage him only as consultant to guide you as and when needed. Consolidated salary may be offered to him for fixed period. Otherwise officer in line below will look for openings outside and you will loose experienced talent.
9th April 2015 From India, New Delhi