Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Hiring Retirees

“I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don’t have to.” – Albert Einstein

I read an article on the WSJ site about PKF O’Connor Davies LLP. It pleased me very much and made so much sense.

They want to hire retirees! If we are in such a talent shortage and many people 65+ are a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion about their work, why not hire them?

In some firms, 62 is the mandatory retirement age. Others it is 65. People live longer now, they are healthier than generations before them, why not take advantage of their experience?

It doesn’t mean they are a partner the firm, it simply means they are an employee who can bring value to the firm and the clients.

These types of people, at PKF O’Connor, often work only three days per week but they help establish new practice areas, improve training and mentoring and have a wealth of contacts.

I believe that our youthful American culture is pushing some talented, older people aside much too quickly – – but that is a topic for another day!

  • "You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be 100."
  • Woody Allen

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