Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Survey: Most Do Not Plan to Quit Working When Retired

Over 60 per cent of workers in a recent poll by Half Management Resources said they plan to continue to do some type of work when they retire.

According to a Robert Half press release, 24 percent of survey respondents said they see themselves changing careers when they retire from their current jobs. An equal number said they would continue to work as a consultant (14 percent) as those who said they would work the same job only with fewer hours (14 percent).

A desire to remain mentally and physically active is another reason prompting today's workers to choose a working retirement, suggested Paul McDonald, executive director of Robert Half Management Resources, in the press release. "The desire by many professionals to remain in the workforce past the traditional retirement age could be a boon to employers concerned about talent shortages," McDonald pointed out.