What first steps should I take to explore Silver Is Gold talent?
Completing a registration would be your first step. If you have not already registered, then on the home page, click “Employers,” choose “Employer Registration” and complete the required fields. Posting an opportunity is also recommended, especially if there’s an open position you’re looking to fill.
Do I need to post an opportunity to browse Silver Is Gold talent profiles?
No – once you create an Employer Registration, you will be able to browse any talent profiles marked “public.” When you post an opportunity, all talent (marked public or private) will be able to view and reach out to you directly to learn more about this opportunity.
Are you a staffing agency?
No – Silver Is Gold is not a staffing agency. We’re a digital marketplace that facilitates talent connections between employers with immediate needs and actively engaged retired professionals with the experience and expertise to address their needs. Exchanges between talent and employers happen directly, though the Silver Is Gold team might be engaged in an advising capacity at various points along the way.
Is there a fee for your service?
Not at this time, though at some point in the future, a modest annual registration fees will be introduced for employers. Until then, employers can explore and engage this tool with no obligation.
What types of assignments are a best fit for this talent pool?
Most in the Silver Is Gold talent pool are open to ongoing assignments or project-based work. Most prefer commitments of 6-20 hours per week, which might happen in the office, remotely or a mix of both.
As for assignments, best matches tend to happen around coaching, mentoring and projects aligned with past industry experience. Leading strategy discussions or customer advisory board meetings is another role that talent candidates with leadership experience find especially appealing.
If a successful match happens, would this person be considered an employee or a contractor?
That’s entirely up to you and the talent candidate. Silver Is Gold is focused on facilitating matches and prompting early exchanges to determine fit. Activation details are determined by the organization and the talent candidate.
Who is supporting Silver Is Gold?
Peter Benkendorf is the Founder of Silver is Gold, which is a social enterprise developed by the non-profit Dayton Collaboratory. At this point, Silver Is Gold can best be described as a promising start-up immersed in rapid-fire testing and perfecting. The Dayton Foundation has also appointed a Del Mar Encore Fellow (supported by the Del Mar/DMH-Dayton, Inc. Fund) to assist with program development in 2021-2022. A team of expert volunteers has also been involved from the very start, guiding strategy and development for this program.