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The example of Retirement Planning at Weyerhaeuser
More and more organizations have recognized that this preparation is as vital to employee morale as company-sponsored insurance or pensions.
BECAUSE OF THE increasing longevity of our older population and the uncertainties surrounding Social Security, it is very important that employers develop retirement planning programs for workers of all ages. These programs will need to be flexible and formatted to meet the ongoing changes in our society and should address the concept of "lifetime planning," in which the employee plans for both career and retirement.
More and more organizations have recognized the importance of retirement planning and have come to realize that this preparation is a benefit as vital to employee morale as company-sponsored insurance or pensions. Some employers even feel a sense of social responsibility and view successful planning programs as a contribution toward improving the quality of life in their communities.
The Weyerhaeuser Company is one of those employers who view career and retirement planning as a vital part of benefit-plan design and employee relations. At the same time, the company realized that the complexity and difficulties associated with planning for the …