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Susan M. Heathfield

Celebrate Employee Retirements

By December 20, 2011

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Not just the time of year for holiday parties and office cheer, the end of the year brings its share of retirements, too. Employees end their official working career for many reasons: to travel, spend time with grandchildren, pursue different interests, or just because it's time and they are eligible for Social Security.

Today's lead article explores ten ways that you can celebrate retirement and offer retirement good wishes to your retiring employees.

The economic times have been difficult the past couple of years, so I applaud when I hear that people are able to retire. For other baby boomers, retirement may not be an option. What's a boomer to do at the end of his or her career when retiring is not an option? They can consider mentoring younger, less experienced employees, especially if they have some of these 15 characteristics of successful mentors.

They can consider a phased retirement, during which they gradually reduce the hours they work, or a late career change. They can retire and consider new career options. And, they can save, save, save like mad to prepare for eventual retirement.

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