Retirement can create unforeseen issues that can have a major effect on wellbeing. Re-adjustment imbalance and feelings of loss and lack of purpose are all common once the ‘feel good’ factor has dissipated. Preparing staff for retirement can provide an important part of your Assistance/Benefits Package.
This can be done as an individual package, as part of a small group, or a combination of both. Different people respond to upcoming or early retirement in different ways. It isn’t always as straightforward as people might think and often it might not be comfortable to discuss this with employers or life partners.
It’s also important for businesses to manage a colleagues retirement as smoothly as possible to ensure good continuity and enabling both the individual and the business to move on with positivity and no regrets.