“In today’s environment, older workers represent a labour pool that employers can no longer do without. That’s why it’s crucial to review management practices to encourage willing pre-retirees to stay on the job as long as possible. Organizations need their valuable expertise,” explained Florent Francoeur, CHRP, Ordre President and CEO.Workers were also asked about phased retirement, and 53% favored phased retirement, versus 41% who preferred complete retirement.
“The fact that only half the workers are considering phased retirement is of some concern. Yet people are now healthier and living longer than previous generations. So we have to create conditions to increase the numbers of workers who opt for phased retirement. For example, we could adjust benefits and compensation policies, and reorganize work within organizations,” added Francoeur.Source: Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec Press Release (May 22, 2008)