Career Transition

Later Life Careers & Retirement Planning

For those employees currently considering a later career, or even retirement, there is lots to contemplate and plan for. Times have changed, and it’s no longer automatically thought of as a time to slow down and consolidate. This time of life is now often seen as an exciting time, and an opportunity to carve out a rewarding period of future life.




 

Making the most of the opportunities often means challenging any outdated views or pre-conceptions about what can or can’t be done when moving nearer towards retirement. There are many options to consider, and can include:

  • Active retirement or semi-retirement
  • Taking a break from work before opting to return to work in a part-time role
  • Developing new skills or even retraining
  • Becoming a Non-executive director
  • Identifying and planning to achieve goals, sometimes better known as a ‘bucket list’

Support from our expert coaches will guide and support employees with the key information, tools and techniques they need to successfully prepare and implement a plan for later career stage options.

We help employees explore the art of the possible and how to make a change at this time of their life work for them.  We will guide them on how to adjust to the change and enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle as well as understand the financial implications and who to speak with to get the right advice.  And, if they would like to keep working in some capacity, we can help them prepare and implement a job search to explore employment or voluntary opportunities.

With the right support, rather than being viewed as an end to working life for an employee, this time can be an exciting new beginning and may unearth opportunities for all parties.

 

 

FAQs

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What are retirement Planning Services?

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Put simply, retirement planning services provide both practical and emotional support to individuals planning retirement. Change can be a challenging and emotive time - for the organisation, the team and, most importantly, for the individuals.

Retirement planning services allow individuals to fully assess the options available to them and move forward with confidence.

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Why should I offer Retirement Planning support?

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Any organisation who values their reputation will be keen to ensure that those affected by career transition are fully supported to move onto a bright and progressive future. Justifying the cost of support can be tough to position with the board when every penny counts. However, the investment is worthwhile - in almost all cases, the additional benefits far surpass the financial outlay and include:

An enhanced "psychological contract" across the organisation
Protecting your reputation and employer brand

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What is Working Transitions' approach to Retirement Planning Support?

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Our Retirement Planning solutions have been designed to provide maximum flexibility and personalised support – whilst respecting your budget.

Choose from our Monthly Support Programme, offering unlimited support over a fixed period, our Flexible Support Programme which provides a wide choice of service options or Forward Momentum, our cost-effective, online solution. With 3 distinct service levels in each programme – Advance, Accelerate and Progress - we've made it easy to tailor support to suit individual needs and objectives - and to suit your organisation's budget. 

Our team can talk you through costs and help to design a service that delivers the best results for you and your people.

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Do I need to refer a minimum number of individuals for Retirement Planning Support?

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No, we have no minimum numbers required for support. We work with many clients who have small, ad-hoc requests for our support. Whether your requirement is just for one person or many thousands, we can provide an appropriate programme. Irrespective of the numbers involved all your people will receive a personalised introduction and tailored approach to our services.

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Can you provide Retirement Planning support to individuals overseas?

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Yes - as part of the Career Partners International Network, we can guarantee the same high-quality support, with local knowledge and expertise, wherever your participants are in the world. We have successfully partnered to deliver many projects in USA, EMEA and APAC. 

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How does Covid-19 Impact Retirement Planning Support?

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Our focus during the pandemic and its associated restrictions is to continue to support positive long-term outcomes for all of our programme participants, whilst doing our utmost to respect priorities and minimise the short-term health risk.

All of our career transition and coaching services can be delivered remotely via webinar, telephone, Skype or FaceTime during this challenging time. Participants can be assured of the same high standards as our face to face services.

As well as adding additional topics to our virtual learning rooms and career workshops, we have increased communication with our participants to include relevant and topical news, articles, insights and recorded webinars from our highly experienced team.

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