Retirement isn’t keeping today’s older workers from slowing down. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, 60 percent of workers ages 60 and older said they plan to look for a new job after retiring from their current companies.
When asked how soon they think they can retire from their current jobs, 12 percent of respondents said they don’t think they’ll ever be able to retire. Another 27 percent plan to retire in the next one or two years, while another 47 percent believe they will retire anywhere from three to six years from now.
Delayed Retirement: Good News for Employers?
These findings provide good news for employers who want to hold on to a valuable segment of the workforce – as well as for the 48 percent of employers who plan to hire workers aged 50 and older this year.
Given the value mature workers bring to an organization – a sentiment the majority of employers surveyed (59 percent) agree on – employers would be wise to increase their efforts to engage these workers and find was to leverage their strengths. For instance, with their years of experience, mature workers thrive in environments where they have the opportunity to mentor their younger colleagues, or act as consultants on various other company projects.
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