What can HR do to increase the probability of M & A success?

The US economy continues to see a tremendous level of M & A activity. Yet, it has been estimated that 66 – 70 % of all Mergers & Acquisitions fail to achieve their anticipated strategic and financial objectives.

“Global dollar volume in announced mergers and acquisitions rose 23.1 percent in 2010, to $2.4 trillion, according to Thomson Reuters data. In the U.S., merger volume rose 14.2 percent, to $822 billion.”(Source: www.newyorktimes.com, January 3, 2011.)  

The US economy continues to see a tremendous level of M & A activity.  Yet, it has been estimated that 66 – 70 % of all Mergers & Acquisitions fail to achieve their anticipated strategic and financial objectives.
 
This rate of failure is often attributed to incompatible cultures, management styles, poor motivation,  poor talent management, lack of communication, diminished trust and/or uncertainty of long-term goals – what can HR do to increase the probability of M & A success?                                                                                                                    

Mergers, Acquisitions and Economic Growth: The Strategic Role of HR

The July 19 Dinner Program addresses the reasons and The benefits of M & A, issues related to employment law, outplacement best practices, corporate culture and change management.  

   The Dinner Meeting on July 19 is GMSHRM’s first joint meeting with the South Florida chapter of the National Association for African-Americans in HR (NAAAHR).  Make the most of this opportunity to connect with members of another HR organization, especially one with members from the tri-county area!  Click here to buy tickets!

Presenters

The speakers are Tom Shea (CEO and Principal, Right Management, Florida/Caribbean Region) and Andrew Rodman, Esq., (Shareholder, Stearns Weaver Miller).  Facilitator Gail P. Birks (CMA Enterprise Incorporated) will introduce the topic and manage the Q & A session towards the end of the program. 

This program will cover:
• A systematic approach to managing people before, during and after the M & A process;
• The incorporation of culture, communication, and HR systems to better handle people management and maintain decorum
• Outplacement best practices
• Legal ramifications of mergers and the legal cases that can result if the merger or acquisition is not handled correctly.


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