What’s the Deal?

What’s the Deal?

“We have met the enemy, and they are us.” – Walt Kelly, Pogo We talk a lot about merger integration on this site, specifically addressing the role…nay, the RESPONSIBILITY of Human Resources to take the lead role in the assimilation of...

Mulligan Stew

Mulligan Stew. A traditional dish thought to have originated with poor Irish (“Mulligan,” get it?) immigrants whom, managing through tough times, would literally throw whatever they could find into a pot, boil it up & serve. Potatoes, onions, carrots,...
The Working Dead (Employees)

The Working Dead (Employees)

It happens to very one of us; some fad or buzz-worthy movement will pass us by, either via out-of-sight stealthness or deliberate ignorance. Or…sometimes we just decide it’s obviously stupid.For me, “The Walking Dead,” serves as an example. How...

Stay Conversations – Merger Attrition

Employee attrition is one of the few solid metrics we can utilize in Human Resources. We can track it, define it, analyze it, and even pair it with a dollar amount to quantify the financial impact. There is some debate as to the percentage of “desired” or...
I Love Hot Dogs (and Mergers)

I Love Hot Dogs (and Mergers)

Yup, I love the frankfurter…which is why I’ve never desired to see how a hot dog is actually made. It’s much cleaner and easier to ingest if you are only a witness to the final product. And, that, my friends, is why it’s best to not see behind...