After several years of dedicating themselves to a
company, some employees have to call it quits because of their age. In some
places, there’s a mandatory retirement age. You should make these employees
feel special. It’s not easy for them to finally say goodbye, but it feels
better if they know that they contributed a lot to the success of the company.
Make them feel that way before the day of the retirement.
Throw a retirement party
You can coordinate a surprise retirement party with
your other employees. Let them know that you want to host it for the person who
is about to leave. It’s also an opportunity for everyone to gather and
celebrate an important milestone. Besides, it shows that the company respects
and holds to high regard those who stayed loyal. It will inspire other
employees to also stay for as long as they can. You don’t have to throw a
lavish party. The important thing is that you celebrate this important
Offer a potential part-time job
Some retiring employees dread that retirement day. They
don’t want to say
goodbye. They also hate the idea that they’re no longer useful. Some of
them even think that their value is only connected to their work. Now that they
can no longer do it, they don’t feel good. Therefore, it helps if you can offer
a part-time position. It’s true not only for retiring employees, but to the
elderly population in general. Imagine holding an important post and suddenly
not working. Even if the role doesn’t pay well, these retired employees will
still accept the opportunity to keep working.
Give monetary rewards
Another reason why song employees don’t want to retire
is that they are not yet financially
stable. They worry that when they no longer have a regular income source,
they couldn’t afford to do the things they want. Even if they will start to
receive pension and other benefits, the amount might not be enough. It’s only a
fraction of what they used to receive back when they were regular employees.
Therefore, offering a monetary reward is helpful in making them feel confident
about their decision to retire. The amount should be good enough based on what
you think would be necessary to help the employee.
Let everyone share a few words
It’s even more meaningful if everyone can share a few
words. There are instances when people don’t want to go to work because they
don’t like the people they’re working with. It also makes them feel that the work
environment isn’t too friendly. However, on the retirement day, hearing all
these positive words would mean a lot. It shows that whatever differences
they’ve had with other employees are no longer applicable. These differences
only happen for professional reasons, and have nothing to do with personality.
It also helps to end everything on a positive note.
You are retired employee contributed a lot to the
business. Making this person feel special is the least you can do.
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