The Mature Workforce!

Retirement Transition and the Mature Worker


Is 75 the New 65? Check out this article by Wallace Immen from the career section of yesterday's Globe and Mail 


“In our research, we’re finding that employers are developing a lot of age-friendly programs that provide flexibility in work schedules,” he said.“Many are seeing the risk of losing large numbers of experienced employees if baby boomers retired en masse,” he said, so companies are encouraging older workers to stay on longer. Some also encourage those who have already retired to come back in some capacity.

Surveys of U.S. and Canadian organizations that Mr. Sheridan did for his book also showed that employers find those who stay in the work force voluntarily tend to be most engaged and excited about their work if given challenging assignments.

“It’s not all about the money – the older workers who voluntarily seek out work are primarily interested in contributing and driving their company’s success. They also want to have a legacy, so employers report a lot of success….. For the rest of the article follow this link