Retirement Plans Include Work for Many

Only one-third (34%) of workers in a recent poll by Robert Half Management Resources said they plan to quit work entirely when they are ready to retire.

About one-quarter (245) 24% of survey respondents said they see themselves changing careers when they retire from their current jobs, according to a Robert Half press release. An equal number said they would continue to work as a consultant (14%) as those who said they would work fewer hours at the same job (14%).

Two percent of the 492 full- or part-time adult workers employed in office environments said they plan to continue working while another 2% said they plan to take on a new part-time job, the press release said.

A desire to remain mentally and physically active is another reason prompting today’s workers to choose a working retirement, suggested Paul McDonald, executive director of Robert Half Management Resources, in the press release. “The desire by many professionals to remain in the workforce past the traditional retirement age could be a boon to employers concerned about talent shortages,” McDonald pointed out.