M&A Integration: Three Ways to Keep Top Talent
M&A integration takes careful execution. In Mergers and Acquisitions: Three Ways to Keep Top Talent, in the June, 2015 issue of WorldatWork’s Workspan magazine, Axiom partner Juan Pablo Gonzalez explains how organizations can succeed in M&A integration by focusing on three priorities to capture the value of human capital that may be at risk during a merger or acquisition: intent, eligibility and award size.
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“The first six months after a merger or acquisition has been announced are a rocky time for any organization. Aggressive competitors start poaching in the first few days after a deal is announced. Employees are distracted by concerns about where they stand. Managers start jockeying to keep their teams intact and leaders will be challenged to maintain their focus on achieving the objectives of the transaction.
“By aligning their efforts with the strategic intent of the deal,” Gonzalez says, “taking a value-based approach toward assessing eligibility and determining awards based on objectives rather than simple market averages the integration team can help deliver the value that management is striving to achieve.”