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...

If This Is a Marriage, Where’s The Cake?

“Merger of equals” is a nice phrase….brings to mind harmony, togetherness, compatibility, and a common concern for the well-being of one another. It’s also, for the most part, a total fabrication. If you’ve been through a merger, you already...

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...

The Buddy System

As I may have mentioned before, the time is right for Human Resources to embrace change & disruption to further the cause of strategic involvement. With chaos comes opportunity for innovation; companies who are fat & happy rarely want to rock the boat, so your...