October 1st 2006

Executive Summary: HR’s Role in M&As

This executive summary provides an overview of the full research report – HR’s Role in M&As. With experts agreeing that the majority of mergers and acquisitions have under-performed or failed to deliver value because of under-estimating people issues, the report examines HR’s role in M&As. It identifies reasons for M&A activity, examines integration strategies and identifies where organisations commonly go wrong.

Some of the topics covered in this executive summary include:
• Reasons why M&As underperform
• The challenge for HR with M&As
• HR’s role in M&As being multifaceted
• The importance of preparation in relation to M&As
• Developing an effective M&A integration strategy
• Case studies demonstrating good practices and learning mechanisms for M&As

Here, you can download and view the report’s executive summary. The full report into HR’s role in M&As is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership, please contact Richard Hargreaves on richard@crforum.co.uk.

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