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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Ease New Employees Into the Mix Following an Acquisition

May 19, 2006
As a result of a recent acquisition, our company will be relocating about 100 employees from Pennsylvania to Florida by November 2005. Some of the associates have 15 to 20 years’ tenure. They are vested in the company and don’t want to lose all they’ve worked for. At the same time, they’re not all excited about moving. What suggestions are there to integrate the newer team members into our culture in a way that will make the transition a little smoother for them?
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Blend Senior Employees With Employees Absorbed From a Merger

August 17, 2005
Three years ago our company began merging with a larger company, so we issued stay bonuses to all employees. Now the merger is off and most of the senior staff is ready to retire. Trouble is, we have no succession plan in place. Keeping newer employees from the merger together with existing senior employees poses a potential morale problem. How should we handle this?
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Corporate Crunch

April 13, 2005
When conglomerate Unilever scooped up Ben & Jerry’s, some worried that the ice creamiconoclast might become just another plain-vanilla subsidiary. Instead, the two companies have flavored each other’s cultures.
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