There is plenty of evidence that pre-retirement interviews are an opportunity for an organisation as well as the individual. In the Regional Health Services there is evidence (Lothian Health Board) that management is concerned about its individuals, but there is not much evidence of concern for the organisation. The feeling is that people who are about to retire, and have nothing to lose, will tell the truth about changes that they feel need to be made. They might also have views on strategy which are “out of the box” or have not been considered by a board. “Linked In” also has an interesting line on pre-retirement interviews. (and avoiding gagging)
The “employer” also offers an “NHS Pension Scheme retirement flexibilities resource pack” which has been available since 2010.
The Teaching profession has an opportunity through the form provided by “Retirement Education Services” but I am uncertain that this has any official function or approved application.
Mervyn King has recently show his concern for the plans to subsidise the housing market:
BBC News reports 19th May: “Sir Mervyn King issues Help to Buy mortgage warning”
“The outgoing governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King has warned that a government scheme to help the housing market should not become permanent. Under the plan, due to run until 2017, the state will guarantee up to 15% of a mortgage on homes worth up to £600,000. But Sir Mervyn said the UK must avoid emulating the US, where government-backed mortgage schemes had to be bailed out during the financial crisis.”….
The Sunday Times reports 19th May: Google insider exposes ‘immoral’ tax scam – a former saleman spills the beans
Equally sensible and prudent comments might be made by our consultants and GPs. I believe pre-retirement and post retirement interviews would really help the Health Service and there should be more of them in the public domain.