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The push and pull of early retirement: Individual and organizational factors involved in early work-exits

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 21 May 2021

Issue publication date: 6 July 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

The population is ageing. The ratio between people of working age and those of retirement age is decreasing. One option to combat this is for employees to remain working longer and delay retirement. A proactive company creates a business case analyzing the demographics of the workforce and putting together a continuity plan to maintain the knowledge base. Management prioritizes age management and promotes positive attitudes toward older workers, ensuring there are sufficient resources to create a healthy and safe working environment for all, taking into account individual needs. This allows employees to work for longer, rather than take age-compulsory redundancy.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2021), "The push and pull of early retirement: Individual and organizational factors involved in early work-exits", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 29 No. 3, pp. 29-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-03-2021-0051

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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