Second Mission explained
Because people are living longer and healthier lives than ever before, the age at which retirement occurs is being pushed forward. For many, late career is a time when they can embark on something new: work which is healthy and sustainable, offers new challenges, and gives a sense of pride. A little support from employers, government, unions and community groups can help older workers use their skills in new ways. This website tells the stories of older workers who make a career change and take on a second mission.
RESEARCH PROJECTS BY PROFESSOR MATT FLYNN
Professor Matt Flynn of the University of Leicester School of Business is the Director the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce. He has carried out research for the UK government, European Commission, and a variety of funding bodies like UK Research Council and British Academy. He has produced good practice guides for employers on making work attractive to older workers; constructing phased retirement pathways; and making the best use of skills and talents in intergenerational work teams. He has worked with organisations like the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and Trades Union Congress to promote the value of recruiting and developing talent across the lifecourse.