Mature Age Workforce advice and assistance
We work hands on with Employers to help them with providing advice to their mature age workers – (those particularly aged 60 and above). We coordinate a tailored discussion group with the employees (with the Employer’s input also) and discuss matters such as transitioning to retirement (reducing work hours rather than stopping altogether and losing valuable experience), potential Centrelink options, superannuation and tax related matters. These sessions provide the chance for employees to hear and talk about options that may not have been aware of and that may well lead to a win/win situation for both the employee and the employer.
The main group meeting is followed up with “one on one” sessions where the employees and their partners can discuss their personal details with each of the panel specialists. Instead of having to go to the specialists they come to you at the workplace.
The main focus of this work is to help employers to provide their employees with information and details that can help them to make decisions around their employment and future retirement options.
The main focus of this work is to help employers to provide their employees with information and details that can help them to make decisions around their employment and future retirement options. For example it could mean that someone decides to work part-time instead of full-time and at the same time claim a part Age Pension payment. This may help the employer to have the experienced staff on hand for a longer period of time to transition in a new employee rather than losing the experienced employee to an “unnecessary retirement”. Employers that participate in these programs receive overwhelming positive feedback from the employees as the employees in many cases would not otherwise have access to the information and advice presented.
Our work can help mature age workers find a ‘work- life balance’ and see them being able to earn an income from employment whilst at the same time having the opportunity to enjoy and explore personal interests and needs. There can be a number of barriers preventing employees who may consider phasing to retirement rather than stopping altogether. Matters such as superannuation rules, inflexible work roles and lack of knowledge of the options are some of the hurdles that need to be overcome. Our work is to discuss and look for ways to overcome these hurdles and to explain matters in words that we can all understand. In businesses with mature age workers, our assistance can be invaluable.
Employers or employees can contact us to discuss further what we can do to help them in this most important area.