With the end of the RSP season for last year now about a month away, we will be hearing more about retirement saving, retirement planning and retirement lifestyles in general.
Joining the discussion is Employment Express, a franchise operation that matches workers and employers, with operations in both major cities. It polled working Canadians between the ages of 54-72 to see how they were seeing their own retirement. A key theme that emerged is that the majority would rather semi-retire than walk away from employment completely.
They also found, however, that these same workers found their own employers had little appetite for this type of arrangement.
The company says in an era when a mass exodus of baby boomers from the workplace is around the corner, employers are going to find themselves short of talent. And not being flexible to accommodate skilled, experienced workplace veterans may be short-sighted.
This is especially true if another view from the experienced set is correct. They believe their employers have not prepared a successor for their position.