Thinking ahead: Exploring support provided by employers to help staff plan for their future
An exploration of what large employers are doing to support employees in their mid-life through to retirement, the delivery of interventions and the business context that led to interventions.
The support employers offered to employees from mid-life through to retirement varied between organisations, depending on organisational priorities. There were three content areas that employers were active in: finances; health and wellbeing; and careers and working life. It was more common for employers to be delivering support for employees in relation to their finances and health and wellbeing, than careers and working lives.
This project aimed to scope and explore what (if anything) large employers are doing to support employees in their mid-life through to retirement. Its objectives were to:
- Identify what employers are doing to support employees and why, and examine the delivery and efficacy of interventions
- Explore the business context that led to interventions being developed
- The areas of interest related to two primary themes:
- Interventions for planning and preparing for later life, including financial and careers and working life
- Health and wellbeing