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The Human Side of Mergers

August 15, 2002
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This letter, written by an HR professional named Timothy Powell, candidly talks about what employees will worry about during a buyout, and suggests actions you can take to help the process run smoothly.
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Big Issues and Small Challenges with Mergers and Acquisitions

August 9, 2002
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Once you’re knee-deep in a merger, you may overlook some potential challenges. Here’s a list of reminders of what to expect and what to watch out for during a corporate marriage.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Avoid Cultural Conflicts Related To Our Merger

May 16, 2002
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Both companies need to understand the business reasons behind their differing cultures and use that information to find common ground.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Can Employees Internalize Our Mission Statement

September 19, 2001
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Creating and implementing a mission statement is only one step in change management. Make sure the vision is articulated to all employees to help them embrace the company’s goals.
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Benefits Comparisons for Merging Companies

July 13, 2001
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Benefits is often a major clashing point for merging companies. Use this chart to help you summarize the major differences between the two organizations.
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Workforce Integration Plan

July 6, 2001
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Formally establishing a project plan for workforce integration during a merger is not just a good thing to do; it is essential .
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Due Diligence Checklist for Merging Companies

June 29, 2001
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This review is critical to to ensure sound financial decisions and a smooth employee integration.
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Merging 401(k) Plans

May 1, 2000
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When Staples Inc. acquired three companies in less than a year, the company’s HR staff successfully combined their different 401(k) benefits.
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