Claire Logan, head of people and talent at PA Consulting, comments in Ignites Europe FT in an article on what to do when you reach your career peak.
The piece notes that asset managers need to become a lot of more aware of what motivates people and be prepared to make small changes that keep staff engaged and fulfilled whatever stage they are at.
Claire comments: “It is often helpful to be told your company values you, doesn’t want to lose you but that you don’t need to keep pushing for the next grade or job change.”
“Putting down the burden of climbing up the career ladder can be liberating. Though it can take people a bit of time to get used to the idea,” she adds.
The article goes on to say that companies and individuals also need to be creative about the transition from work to retirement.
Longer periods of leave, part-time working to allow for retraining and formal allocation of mentees are just some of the options that could be considered, Claire continues.
“How the organisation supports [people as they make the transition to retirement] will be scrutinised by others to see how they might be treated in future,” she adds.