Arlington VA, June 17, 2013 —AARP and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) named the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), ranked ninth nationwide, to its “2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50.” NRECA ranked second among employers in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
“NRECA is honored to be ranked by AARP as one of the top ten employers for workers over 50, but the honor should really go to the employees themselves who dedicate themselves to our mission and our members,” said Jo Ann Emerson, CEO of NRECA.
The award is given to employers who have demonstrated exemplary practices with regard to recruitment, retention and promotion of older workers and fostered a workplace that is supportive of the contributions older workers offer to the business community.
“Every organization needs to view its older workers as highly valuable assets and develop strategies to keep this enormous wealth of talent,” said SHRM President and CEO Henry G. (Hank) Jackson. “It’s absolutely critical for organizations to embrace new ways to retain older workers, especially in the face of the coming wave of Boomer retirements.”
A strong benefits program helped NRECA secure its place in the top ten. Personal Investments Retirement Consulting Service offers employees and retirees free financial planning advice from certified professionals. This personalized program is designed to provide guidance and information on retirement planning, investment options, asset allocation, 401(k) pension plan descriptions, 401(k) pension statement review, IRA funding options, IRA withdrawal options and retirement plan distribution options.