Many countries in the first world, including Canada, Britain and the United States, are mired in budget shortfalls and are looking for ways to cut expenses and balance their budgets. They’re not alone; many companies are also doing the same, downsizing, freezing salaries, and offering their employees early retirement packages which they hope will save them money.
For Baby Boomers who are still working and hoping to work for many more years, this can look scary, but a new report from AARP has ranked the top companies for Boomers to work for. Measuring criteria such as opportunities for training, retirement benefits, health and pension plans, as well as the level of flexibility for alternative work arrangements such as working from home, 50 employers were chosen in the U.S. and 15 internationally.
Some of the U.S. winners include Cornell University, the National Institutes of Health, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Some of the international winners included BMW, Marks and Spencer, and National Australia Bank.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges made up of experts from the for-profit and non-profit sectors, as well as government.
With so many employers looking to downsize, Boomers who aren’t ready to enter the world of retirement living just yet might find value in looking for the most Boomer-friendly employers.