HR employment considerations when facing an M&A deal

This year has been challenging for dealmakers given declining deal volume. However, forecasters predict that deal flow could soon open up leading to an uptick in activity in mergers and acquisitions...

UBS-Credit Suisse: Selecting the right executive team after an acquisition

UBS’s acquisition of Credit Suisse has made headlines in the past few weeks.

How to ensure day-one success when completing public to private deals

Being told a company is being taken private can be a stressful and unsettling experience for impacted employees, who will have a lot of questions: ‘Will I be made redundant? What if I don’t like the...

Tips for a successful post-acquisition integration

According to Harvard Business Review, between 70% and 90% of mergers and acquisitions fail. It’s a shocking number, and the one thing they all have in common is people. Mergers and acquisitions fail...

European antitrust authorities target HR anticompetitive practices

Over the past few years, European antitrust authorities have been targeting anticompetitive practices between undertakings relating to HR. Of particular interest are wage-fixing and non-solicitation –...

Embracing change vital to successful business mergers

Companies which embrace the changes brought about by mergers and acquisitions (M&A) will be better off than those that try to sell their employees on a 'business as usual' mentality.

Preparing for the impact of acquisition

Successful fast-growing startups are often targeted for acquisition by larger, more established companies. In fact, the number of businesses being acquired by or merged into bigger entities is...

HRD's pocket guide to... liquidation

The HRD’s pocket guide series offers an explanation of areas outside day-to-day HR that business-savvy HRDs need to have a handle on

The HR challenges of combining three brands into one

Virgin Money’s group HRD had the tricky task of fusing three brands together to create a new type of bank. She has changed reward, performance management, engagement and more

Thomas Cook: What to do if your business goes bust

Thomas Cook went into compulsory liquidation on 23 September, plunging thousands of employees into uncertainty

Fiona Deal: At home in the housing sector

Network Homes’ executive director of people and technology dominated the HR Excellence Awards this year for the second time – what's her secret to success?

Creating The Francis Crick Institute: HR's role

This multi-institution merger presented operational challenges, but also ones around engaging and galvanising The Crick's new employee base