A world that sets no barriers for the sharing of experience and wisdom.
Meet The Owner
Carolynne Mahood is the Principal of On Your Own Time. She is a fully accredited and trained Human Resource professional, with more than 45 years of experience gained in private and public sectors, large corporations, and small privately owned businesses.
The idea for On Your Own Time originated when Carolynne left formal employment (she never actually retired!) and initially looked forward to gardening, volunteering, and travelling more. After a few weeks, though, she realized she missed working! While she didn’t want to go back to the 9-5 routine, in an office, she realized that giving up formal work didn’t mean giving up; she knew she had valuable skills that could be used to complete short term, periodic and/or project activities, while balancing her other important retirement activities.
Her search for the ideal opportunity became elusive; through different on-line platforms she saw that there was a big demand for skilled workers, who were required to make a long-term formal commitment to their employers.
Through her years of work in Human Resources Carolynne fully understood how much it costs to employ someone, which, in addition to pay, may include benefits, training, annual salary increases, pension plan and more. She talked to employers who welcomed the ability to hire experienced, qualified individuals and save money!
She also knew from her experience how difficult it is for employers to attract and hold onto qualified employees. After meeting and speaking with other like-minded individuals, who wanted to keep busy and challenged, feel useful and valuable, have a purpose, and make extra money, while enjoying the freedom of retirement, the joy of parenthood, and the flexibility of non-traditional work, Carolynne realized there was an untapped source of applicants.
The result is a service that offers introductions between workers or volunteers who can choose when and how they share their skills and knowledge, and employers, who are willing to offer flexible hours but benefit from expertise and save money.
What We Bring to the Table
As qualified Human Resource practitioners we have the expertise to help businesses succeed by offering the following basic services:
We assess each employment arrangement, during and after the scheduled period, with both parties to ensure goals and standards were met
We maintain records with details of all employment partnerships
We review all job postings submitted to ensure they are non-discriminatory
We help applicants and employers make the best matches
We request proof of professional qualifications and certification
Applicant Resumes & Screening
We contact every individual and organization who joins our association to establish a relationship that will enable us to recommend appropriately qualified candidates
We save your organization time by referring candidates whom we know have the required qualifications and expertise, when possible
We work with both parties to address and resolve any problems that may be encountered during the match and to determine how problems can be prevented in the future
While we do not set prices for work, we will provide advice if one party is not satisfied with the cost of the service.