A Federal Verdict: Phasing Retirement Desirable, Doable

By Paul Rupert, Respectful Exits The GAO examines phasing into retirement and sees great value The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the audit, evaluation, and investigative arm of Congress. The U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging asked it to conduct a study of Phased Retirement early in 2016. We were asked to provide input to [...]

Disrupt Aging” – Time to Challenge the “Sell-By Date”

“It's better to get out before you reach the sell-by date." – Britain’s Prince Philip, announcing his “phased retirement” at age 95 The “Energizer” Prince scales back Ask a million Americans when a worker should retire and most are likely to suggest the traditional “sell-by date” of 65. For decades this has been the presumed [...]

Let’s Stop Pre-Mature Retirement Now

By Janice Gallick There is a phenomenon occurring that is under many people’s radar screens: youthful, energetic, intelligent, contributing adults are retiring before they are ready, and often before their employers can effectively handle their mass departures. The impact of pre-mature retirement is beginning to be recognized in many organizations. If this growing exodus is [...]

Respectful Exits: Rethinking “Phased Retirement”

By Paul Rupert, Rupert and Company We are in the midst of a great transition in the makeup of the American workforce. All (or most) eyes are on the influx of diverse and younger workers. They have sought and secured significant progress in telework, flextime and parental leave—practices near and dear to our hearts. These [...]

After Decades of Much Talk and Limited Action, It’s Time for Creative Exits

By Paul Rupert, Rupert and Company We are in the midst of a great transition in who makes up the American workforce. The massive infusion of diverse and younger workers is the object of almost obsessive attention. Many efforts at inclusion are underway: inter-generational initiatives abound; flextime and telework are nearly as common as bottled [...]