Chapter TwelveHuman Capital Integration and the Human Resources Function

Every analysis of M&A success or failure can be boiled down to two fundamentally important requirements: (1) did you get the numbers right, and (2) did you get the people components right? Unless your HR function is well prepared and involved in every aspect from strategy, through due diligence and negotiations, all the way through to “integration complete,” you certainly won't get the people components right, and you most likely won't be able to get the numbers right.

Len Gray, former global M&A practice leader, Mercer, and founder of The Mercer M&A Ready™ Executive Development Program

We are often asked about the role of the human resources function during merger integration. ...

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