For most of us, we’re living longer, and with better health - which is wonderful news!😄
Before the global pandemic, we saw trends that showed more older people in employment than ever before!
But as a result of recent times and other factors, such as a requirement for more flexible working practices, many people over 50 are at risk of leaving the workforce early, and not necessarily because they want to.😞
Taking control of when you retire and the way that you retire can not only give you more money in later life, but if can give a great sense of purpose and fulfilment too. More experienced workers bring great value to the workplace, and very often provide better representation of the customers a business is trying to serve.
The government have appointed a "champion" for older workers, Andy Briggs. Andy Briggs is Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Group. He is also chair of the Business in the Community Age at Work leadership team. We are looking forward to seeing the work this team does to promote the value of older people in the work place.
And our friends at Ageuk have produced a helpful guide, to give some practical steps that you can do to either return to the workforce or change your job for something more flexible.
12th April has arrived! And we are sure that for many of you, the lifting of restrictions will lead to a welcome bit of diversion in your daily life. What will you do first? Book at a haircut? Have a coffee out?
Whatever you decide to do - stay safe and stick to the rules, but above all else, enjoy yourselves everyone!😀#