How to source the team members that will help you to Half-Retire™

by | Aug 2, 2018

Whilst thinking about retirement, you may have identified a definitive skill gap that your absence would result in. If there are no existing employees that are able to bridge this gap, you may have to seek new team members who are capable – lest you suffer the consequences!

But, how do you find the right person to handle this new role or task and where do you start looking for them?

First of all you need to identify exactly which skills this new employee will have and draw up a job description to complement the role. This will give you a clearer picture of what you need and also give respective candidates a better indication of what it is you are looking for and if your role is equally suited to what they want out of their employment.

When this is done, you can start exploring the channels where you can find the perfect person for the job. Below are just a few recruitment methods that you can try when undertaking such a task – Good luck in your search!

Head Hunting Methods That You Can Try



Recruiters are specialists in finding the right people for certain vacancies. They have direct access to a great deal of people with a range of different skills and experiences – One of which is bound to be a fantastic fit for your business!

If this is not the case, most recruiters have fantastic ways of deciphering job seeker skills and C.V’s so that they can poach a great candidate from another business.

Job sites

There are a variety of job sites that you can advertise on to find the perfect person for your role!

The great thing is that most job sites have hundreds, if not thousands, of people actively looking for new opportunities, just like yours, so the candidates will come to you!

Some even have additional features that will make your search even easier, this includes on-site recruiters, refining candidate search features and being able to set limitations on who can apply for your role so that you can prevent unqualified people from wasting your time.


LinkedIn is a networking site for professionals where you can display your work credentials and experience and build connections with like-minded individuals.

You can use LinkedIn to search for people in a particular job role or who have a specific skill set. Using this information and the details on their profile, you can assess if they are a good candidate for your role and approach them directly.

This can be a very effective recruitment method, however, you need to make sure that you keep communication friendly – remember, this is a social network, not an interrogation, so adjust your tone appropriately.


If you are struggling to find an appropriate person for your role full-time, then you may have considered using a freelancer or outsourcing people to complete a certain task.

This can be a better option for those looking to cover a particular task only as you will not have to incur the expense or time-cost of integrating a new employee into your business on a full-time basis.

There are lots of great sites that you can use to find these individuals, all you need to do is seek and ye shall find!

Finding a good fit for your business

We hope that the above recruitment methods will make it easier for you to find some quality personnel to help you to transition into Half-Retirement™!

Always remember, it is better to take the time to find the perfect candidate than to settle for less and deal with the consequence later – Choose your team members wisely!

If you are unsure of any other aspects regarding how to approach Half-Retirement™ then it will be beneficial for you to read up on the other tip, tricks and advice that we can offer you. We have a range of experience and insightful information that can help business owners just like you to achieve their retirement ambitions.

Get in touch and speak to the team to find out more so that you can start enjoying care-free leisure time sooner!

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