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HR's Crucial Role in Mergers and Acquisitions

OnDemand Webinar (65 minutes)

Understand the essential communications needed during an M&A and the potential challenges that must be overcome to succeed.According to SHRM, 70 to 90 percent of all mergers and acquisitions fail in a financial sense, with most companies missing their objectives. They say that this is largely due to HR-related activities. In other words, "people issues" are largely to blame when it comes to the failure rate of mergers and acquisitions. This course will help you understand the phases of a merger and acquisition, and how HR can influence each phase. Learn the specific components of HR that must be addressed. This material will also review the frequent failures of M&A, including solutions to prevent the failures. This course is crucial for HR professionals that work in organizations that may be involved in an M&A.


Robin Throckmorton, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Clark Schaefer Hackett


5 Phases of Mergers and Acquisitions

• Buyers

• Third Party

• Prep Time

• Agreement

• Integration

HR's Role in the Integration

• Policies That Need to Be Developed

• Retention of Key Employees

• Development of Compensation Strategies

• Creation of Employee Benefits

Key Communications

• Well Planned Communication Strategy

• Ensuring Employee Understanding

7 Failures and How to Avoid Them

Importance of Cultural Fit

• Important Things to Not Overlook

Sample Due Diligence Request

• Management

• Agreements

• Employee Information

• Employee Benefits

• Compliance