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Wednesday 20 July 2011

Older workers 'like their jobs'

Many older workers who are currently choosing to stay on past the normal retirement age do so because they enjoy their jobs, one expert has claimed.

According to Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, older members of staff are currently choosing to work on because they feel valued in their role and do not see it as a chore.

His comments follow the publication of a report by the Trades Union Congress, which showed that the proportion of people aged between 50 and 64 who are in employment currently stands at 64.9 per cent in the UK, up from 56.5 per cent in 1992.

Mr Flaxton said that if staff feel they are mentally and physically fit enough to continue in their roles, which may include sales jobs, then they will do so.

"I think people's expectations and attitudes towards retirement are changing. If you can work up until you're 68 or 70 and you've got no serious health issues then I think a number of people will choose that route," he predicted.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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