Mergers & Acquisitions: HR's Role

SHRM Atlanta
Marianne Greenfield, PhD
Presentation Date: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Event or Conference: 
2015 SHRM Atlanta Symposium
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Presentation Location: 
Gwinnett Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
United States
According to the findings of the 2015 M&A Trends Report, an overwhelming majority of the 2,500 surveyed executives at US corporations and private equity firms expect the robust pace of mergers and acquisitions to extend–or even accelerate–in 2015. This momentum is expected across the board, in private and public businesses, in multiple industry sectors, in companies and private equity firms large, small, and in between. This presentation discusses the people issues related to M&A events and provides tips on the new role that HR practitioners should embrace during times of strategic change. Agenda includes answers to the following questions: What exactly is M&A? How common is M&A? What are the success / fail factors of M&A? How is this change different than others? What’s the role of HR in all of this? Where do I fit, specifically?