M&A activity is higher than ever with acquisitions becoming an important part of every company′s growth strategy. The industries heavily engaging in this activity are high–tech, emerging technologies, and utilities.
The M&A Transition Guide is written for executives, managers, and HR professionals involved with any transaction that moves employees from one company to another. Poor workforce integration is a main cause for M&A failures and this book helps managers make the M&A transition a more positive one by providing a plan of action for the integration that focuses on ten critical steps. These steps encompass the entire M&A process from due diligence to employee retention strategies.
Step 1: Develop the Workforce Integration Project Plan.
Step 2: Conduct HR Due Diligence Review.
Step 3: Compare Benefits and Analyze Differences in Value.
Step 4: Compare Compensation and Analyze Differences in Value.
Step 5: Develop Compensation and Benefits Strategy for Workforce Integration.
Step 6: Determine Leadership Assignments.
Step 7: Address Duplicate Functions.
Step 8: Prepare Employee Communications Strategy.
Step 9: Define Transition Data Requirements.
Step 10 : Develop Employee Retention Strategy.
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Appendix A: Sample Project Plans.
Appendix B: Sample Q&A.
Patti Hanson (Overland Park, KS) has 17 years′ experience in human resources management and was Vice President of HR for a division of ENTEX Information Services. Hanson is an active lecturer and writer in the area of HR.