Retirees ready to challenge younger workforce

Published on Friday, 13 January 2012 11:06
Posted by Scott Buckler

A generation of retirees are ready to challenge young people when it comes to career development, according to a survey carried out by Aviva

Figures from the poll reveal that 86 per cent of older workers believe they can do a better job than some younger people.

The Real Retirement Report found that decreasing savings and increased personal debt is leading to older workers taking on 'part-tirement' and continue working.

Over three-quarters of respondents said they would be more confident in the workforce now than they were at an earlier age and 63 per cent said they would relish the opportunity to replace someone younger in the UK work force should they be given the chance.

Clive Bolton, at retirement director at Aviva, said: "As individuals face an increasingly challenging economic environment, it seems that for many the dream retirement is now one in which they can maintain their quality of life by remaining economically active."

He explained that many people of retirement age are willing to get back into the workforce and put their skills to good use.


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