TITLE

BT's over-60s reject phased retirement

AUTHOR(S)
Brockett, James
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
People Management;11/13/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 23, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the attitude of British Telecom staff who work past 60 years of age towards retirement in 2008. The telecoms firm introduced the "Wind down" and "Step down" initiatives, allowing older staff to move into jobs with reduced responsibility or hours, following feedback from the workforce suggesting they wanted greater flexibility before retirement. The firm found that the older population prefer to work on in a full capacity rather than taking options for phased retirement.
ACCESSION #
35654279

 

Related Articles

  • BT announces clampdown on 'damaging' long-hours culture. Cooper, Cathy // People Management;4/27/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 9, p8 

    Deals with the plans of British Telecommunications (BT) to overhaul its working practices focusing on presenteeism. Result of survey done on employees reaction on the BT pilot schemes; Comments from Joanna Foster, chair of the National Work-Life Forum.

  • Do not force out older staff when DRA is scrapped.  // Employers Law;Nov2010, p4 

    The article focuses on calls by the Age and Employment Network (TAEN) for employers not to use performance management or physical testing to force older employees into resigning when the default retirement age (DRA) is removed in 2011.

  • One to watch…. Nickson, Sue // Employers Law;Nov2008, p6 

    The article presents a reaction to the position that having a mandatory retirement age was not of itself a breach of European law. The advocate general in the Heyday appeal made it clear that any mandatory retirement age still had to be justified. With increasing longevity and an ageing...

  • New rights for older workers in France.  // Employers Law;Dec2008/Jan2009, p6 

    The article deals with proposals outlined by the government of France to further promote the employment of older workers. From January 1, 2009 people over the age of 65 and those aged 60 or over with a full pension contribution record will be allowed to continue working while in receipt of a...

  • ADDING IT UP.  // Employers Law;Nov2008, p10 

    The article presents statistics on a variety of topics including an increase in the employment rate for workers aged 50 and over since 1993, the percentage of people of working age in Great Britain, and the average retirement age in Great Britain.

  • Wait for That Gold Watch. B.L. // Working Mother;Jun2000, p20 

    Reports on a study on the percentage of employers who offer phased retirement, a slow reduction of potential retirees' work hours.

  • Fujitsu launches flexible retirement. Paterson, Jennifer // Employee Benefits;4/7/2014, p2 

    The article reports that a flexible retirement policy has been launched by Fujitsu UK and Ireland that enables employees over the age of 55 to reduce their working hours in the two years prior to their chosen retirement.

  • Retirement moves on. Thomas, Dan // Employers Law;Dec2010/Jan2011, p12 

    The article focuses on the removal of the default retirement age (DRA) in Great Britain come October 2011. It notes that employers will be prohibited from using the DRA procedure to carry out compulsory retirement on their employees. Both Michael Pitt of Pearson Hinchliffe and Richard Port of...

  • PHASED RETIREMENT COMING SOON. Caudill, April K. // Journal of Financial Service Professionals;Mar2005, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p34 

    This article deals with the release of proposed regulations released by the U.S. Treasury Department on the subject of phased retirement. Phased retirement is defined under this proposal as an arrangement under which a nonkey employee who has reached age 59 1/2 is permitted to voluntarily...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics