Retirement Planning

Helping your employees to consider and plan for life after work

The concept of ‘traditional’ retirement is one that doesn’t resonate with many people. Work can be a huge part of their identity – so if they are thinking about stopping work completely, or in part, what will they do? How will they find fulfilment?

People are often reluctant to think about life after work, or aren’t aware of the different options open to them. This leaves your organisation unable to discuss plans for the future with its employees, making smooth succession planning a challenge.

Rethinking traditional retirement with Connor

At Connor, we talk less about retirement coaching or retirement planning in our work with individuals and, instead, about living a Fulfilled Third Age, reflecting how the people we support like to think about their life after full-time work.

Fulfilled Third Age support enables your organisation to support employees to proactively think about what they want from the next phase of their life, and then to manage the transition positively, with a defined plan. Our expert facilitators and coaches help your employees consider their passions, their identity, and their emotional responses to change, either in a group workshop or in one-to-one coaching – whatever is more appropriate.

Our retirement transition services offer both group workshops and one-to-one support, plus lots of useful resources as well as support for partners where desired.

“Although I'm years off actual retirement this workshop has helped me to plan that journey and break down my plans into workable sections. It's focused me and has helped me to believe I can achieve my dream.”

Delegate, National Education Union

“I thought this was a great course and has really got me thinking about the next stage in my life. looking forward to the coaching session now :)"

Delegate, National Education Union

Why Connor?

Unlike traditional retirement planning, which simply focuses on finances, our Fulfilled Third Age support addresses the human element of change. We help your employees overcome their fears and doubts about life after work to achieve true fulfilment and feel confident in their next steps.

As a consequence, your organisation is able to much better support these individuals as they transition to the next phase of their life. In doing so, you’ll keep them as engaged, positive employees up until their last day, and you’ll be able to pass on their knowledge, skills and expertise to others in the organisation.

Why Connor?

With over 25 years of expertise, Connor consultants know the marketplace inside-out. We have the deep industry knowledge, understanding and resources to manage even large-scale, global outplacement programmes. We also offer programmes to support individuals in other stages of career transition, from career break returners to those considering retirement.

We’re proud to be different to other outplacement companies. When you work with Connor, you receive

  • Face-to-face outplacement support for as long as you need it – our unique promise.
  • Tailored outplacement programmes that benefit the individual and the business.
  • Unlimited access to psychometric tools, as well as our acclaimed Connor career centre.
Global Software Company
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Global Software Company

Company-wide outplacement support following acquisition: 98% of employees choose Connor for outplacement over competition
Executive Coaching – Will Hall
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Executive Coaching – Will Hall

Will Hall, Vice President – Commercial, RCI EME
BlackBerry
Client stories

BlackBerry

EMEA-wide outplacement support following restructure: 100% track record of supporting individuals into new roles, 85% within four months.
The British Heart Foundation
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The British Heart Foundation

Group Outplacement Project
The Metropolitan Police
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The Metropolitan Police

Improving the experience of new parents in the Met Police
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