For companies with defined-benefit plans,
instituting phased retirement can be challenging,
but there are ways to work around the obstacles.
PHASING THEM OUT
At Denihan Hospitality Group, confronting conflicts among senior leaders turned into a growth opportunity for the entire company, including co-CEOs, from left, Patrick Denihan and Brooke Barrett, and their executive vice president of human resources, Greg Smith.
Flexible-work arrangements for hourly workers
can help improve their work/life balance and
help boost a company’s bottom line as well.
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CONFLICT RESOLUTION IS
ENTERING A WHOLE NEW
STRATEGIC DOMAIN, WHICH
MEANS HR NEEDS TO GET
BETTER AT DETECTING AND
DISCUSSING THE BATTLES
THAT REALLY MATTER.
BY KRISTEN B. FRASCH
Several years ago, when GTSI Corp. in Herndon, Va., added a professional-services capability to its core business as a reseller of technology products, Bridget Atkinson, chief human capital officer, suddenly found she had her hands full.