In today’s society an employer cannot afford not to engage its ageing workforce, particularly when it comes to appreciating their specific needs and wants as an older employee. In fact, retaining ageing staff may be just as important as attracting ageing employees.
At the age of 54, Jane Fletcher* decided to enter retirement. In retrospect she felt she retired too young and a few years later, she was on a mission to invest her skills and knowledge in an area of interest. She wanted something to keep her occupied; volunteer work crossed her mind. Like a typical baby boomer, she was loyal to her employers, having spent a significant stint at a small not-for-profit for 17 years.
The second time around, Jane had her ideal employer tick box ready.