Rethinking “Phased Retirement”

 Each day roughly 10,000 Boomers reach age 65

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For three decades, thousands of employers have talked about phased retirement. During those years, our principals and countless companies have built flexible scheduling systems to strengthen employee retention and add value for those employers. But age bias, old habits, confusion and unfounded fears have stood in the way of respectful and flexible exits for older workers.

The time to change that has come. Respectful Exits is a campaign to replace premature termination and retirement with open-ended work and the option of phasing out of full-time employment. We can and must retire the widely held notion that 65 is a human “sell-by date.” Our goal is to unite employees of all ages and far-sighted employers to craft a more productive and predictable future for all of us.

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