Redefining retirement: age equality and the rise of performance management

Glynne Williams, Vanessa Beck

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How do individuals retire when there is no default retirement age? The changes to the retirement regulations were aimed at extending individual choice, but with the use of performance management, employers have a new tool with which to control the time and manner of retirement. Employees who fail to perform as required are now to be ‘managed out’. Therefore, retirement needs to be treated as an outcome of workplace employment relations with consequences for all age groups.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-380
Number of pages16
JournalIndustrial Relations Journal
Issue number5-6
Early online date16 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2015

Structured keywords

  • Ageing Futures


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