Employees age 55 and older—a group growing four times faster than the work force as a whole—make particularly loyal employees, a new study shows.
But does your organization offer the type of benefits that will help you retain those older workers until they retire (and beyond)? Some organizations are taking that extra step.
For example, retirees from The MITRE Corp. can return to work on an as-needed basis when their former colleagues take vacations or when the firm has temporary jobs requiring their experience. And Oregon Health and Science University’s oldest employees pair with its youngest at diversity seminars whose single focus is understanding people from other generations.
If your organization wants to make an extra effort to retain older employees, focus on these six benefits:
- Elder care. An obvious perk to add as employees age is elder care assistance, which can range from sharing information about c...(register to read more)
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