SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in SmartBrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and human resources practitioners. We run the poll question each Thursday in our e-newsletter.
Last week, we asked: Do you offer benefits that cater to older workers?
- No: 82%
- Yes: 18%
As businesses look at retention concerns as the economy improves, I wouldn’t be surprised to see more companies embrace benefits for older workers. Increased retirement contributions, part-time and flexible scheduling and more thoughtful health insurance could help retain and attract in a way that more money necessarily can’t.
Lance Haun is community director for ERE.net, the main guy over at Rehaul.com and a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board.