Empty nesters or not, older workers often have unique needsRetaining golden-age workers may require benefits creativityBy Sarah Beech12/15/2003|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004 To attract and retain employees past retirement age — an increasingly common goal for organizations facing an exodus of older staff — employers may consider adding new benefit options that older employees need or want. Employers will have to consider the cost of these changes and of an older workforce in general.Not all workers will be older and not all older workers will be alike, so a total revamp of the benefits plan is neither desirable nor advisable. Many workers age 55 or older, for example, will still have young children. Thus, dependent coverage and benefits like RESPs continue to be important for many older — as well as younger — workers. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.