Posts Tagged Retirement

The joke at retirement parties at Stanley Consultants is "See you on Monday."

About 60 percent of the Muscatine, Iowa, company's retirees do, in fact, head back into work—as special project leaders or contract workers, or in a part-time capacity.

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March 27, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

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March 16, 2012

It seems that more of us are thinking about retirement lately. And why not? Everyone enjoys dreaming of their eventual freedom from the working world: random trips to the beach, time to putter around the house and, ahhhhh, sleeping late!

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March 15, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next.

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March 9, 2012

Increasing numbers of U.S. workers say they would be willing to trade some of their pay for more secure and generous retirement benefits, according to a survey by consultancy Towers Watson.

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March 6, 2012
Among U.S. employers, 21.9 percent offered supplemental retiree health coverage to retired employees in 2011—a slight dip from 22.9 percent reported in 2006, according to Compdata Surveys' Benefits USA 2011/2012 report.
On average, employees were required to work 12 years for their employer to qualify to receive supplemental health benefits at retirement, and to pay 65.1 percent of the premium for this benefit.
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February 10, 2012
Is it possible the practice of retirement for hard-working employees could be disappearing from America’s social landscape? The concept of retirement has been the ability to relax and enter a phase of life where you pick and choose your activities, vacation with your spouse, volunteer at a local non-profit agency, go fishing, play golf and talk about old times without much worry of your financial future. 
Poof! Your future retirement may have left the building.
January 9, 2012

For many demographers and social scientists, the long-awaited year has come and gone, almost. It was estimated that between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011, more than 7,000 people would turn 65 years old every single day. Those numbers are astounding.

In AARP's 2010 survey of boomers turning 65 in 2011 finds this first wave of the boomer generation were generally satisfied with their lives and optimistic about the next third of life.  Financial security and improving their health were a few top concerns which affected their outlook about the future, and their retirement plans.

December 22, 2011

Like most developed countries, the U.S. faces a major demographic challenge. This year, the oldest of nearly 80 million baby boomers turn 65. According to the Pew Research Center, about 10,000 Americans reach that milestone every day.

Most organizations can’t afford to suddenly lose such a reservoir of work experience and seasoned judgment. And that maturity and judgment is of particular value in forging collaborative teams within a workforce that now includes four and soon five generations.

November 18, 2011

Scripps Health, a major hospital and health care provider in Southern California, has been recognized as the top company in the 2011 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 awards program, a decade-long effort to acknowledge progressive policies and practices that are meeting the needs of the country's aging workforce. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people over 50.

October 20, 2011

The workforce is aging around the world. Estimates indicate that by 2050, the number of people over the age of 60 will exceed the number of those in younger generations. Experts say companies should prepare now for this global shift.

Yet what most U.S. companies don’t realize, experts say, is that they need to reduce the chance of financial and legal problems arising with these employees—a group more subject to disabilities than younger workers.

October 7, 2011

Men in cohort are 36% more likely than Boomers to be out-earned by their spousesDespite being the smallest U.S. generation (46 million), Generation X might be “the most critical generation of all” for employers, according to a study by the nonprofit Center for Work-Life Policy.

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September 28, 2011

With tens of thousands of military veterans expected to return home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the next two years, the recruitment and retention of veterans for private-sector jobs is a growing concern. These men and women will return seeking work in urban, suburban and rural areas, and recruiters and hiring managers across the U.S. will review their applications.

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September 14, 2011

Swedish firm H&M gives employees 4 million shares 

The founding family of the Swedish clothing giant H&M announced plans to show appreciation to more than 76,000 employees worldwide by donating 4 million shares in the company, worth about 1 billion kronor ($137 million U.S.), to fund a new incentive program.

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August 17, 2011

As the U.S. economy recovers, some older workers are feeling more comfortable about retiring, although most still foresee working longer than they had anticipated before the stock market drop of 2008-09.

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May 19, 2011

Some organizations are looking at their current and future needs as the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation leads to a potential talent shortage. But more can be done to ensure that organizations have the talent they need to succeed, according to a "Strategic Workforce Planning Poll" that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and AARP released in November 2010.

April 8, 2011

Age-Related Determinants of Retirement Planning and Turnover

Funded: November 2007  Completed: December 2010

Ruth Kanfer, Ph.D., School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Retirement and Post-Retirement Work Intentions during an Economic Downturn

April 8, 2011

Ted Childs explains that company culture is the most important thing in retention of employees.

March 28, 2011