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Friday, October 28, 2011

Retaining Retired Expertise

As we continue to move through the Baby Boomer bubble, companies understand that they are losing key expertise.  I looked at this problem for the enterprise,  seeking to apply several knowledge management solutions.  We even used artificial intelligence methods in some crucial applications. Another approach is to continue to tie to retired resources.    Several companies have established resources like YouEncore to identify and broker expertise.  A recent CNN article provides statistics and how some companies are addressing this.
" ... YourEncore is a network of retired and veteran scientists and engineers providing our clients with proven experience to help accelerate their pace of innovation. We are uniquely positioned to help our clients recover lost knowledge and to enable them to make remarkable connections to solve challenging problems using expertise from a variety of industries. The connections we make can lead to unique solutions and exceptional results – where our proven Experts collaborate with your organization to add value as they transfer their knowledge and insights without the long-term commitment of a full-time employee ... "

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