Companies tap retirees, competition experts in high demand
Experts say that those having worked in areas like competition law are in higher demand, as there are very limited number of people with expertise in such areas.
The demand for retired personnel also help these people resume their career on a new track.
For example, former chief of fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India, Vinod Dhall, started consulting practices through his own firm, Dhall Law Chambers,
after his retirement.
Another notable example is that of Amitabh Kumar, the former Director General of Investigation, who is now working as a partner with J Sagar Associates.
Dhall, a former IAS officer, said that if ex-CCI persons enters into consultation, "then it becomes easy for the regulator to dispose of the application as they are aware of
Echoing similar sentiments, Kumar said, "Presently there are few experts in the market to assist the companies in compliance of competition law. If former CCI person joins the consultation market, then situation would improve".
Executive search company GlobalHunt's Managing Director Sunil Goel said, "It is becoming almost the need & mandate for the companies, either to engage competition law specialist and organisations are ready to engage senior talent for full time or part time based on their availability."
Organisations today are looking at diverse talent pools which bring with them skills that are unique and different from others and the retired experts help fill the gaps.
"Returnees, be it seniors or second career women, by and large are expected to be mature and stable and can provide balance to
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