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Post at Cognizant Recognizes HR’s Role in Mergers, Acquisitions

September 16, 2011
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Cognizant is among a growing number of companies assigning HR executives to M&A activity. During the past four years the firm has averaged one acquisition per year.
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Speculation Swirling on HotJobs’ Future

September 16, 2011
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News organizations are reporting that the Yahoo-owned job board is up for sale. Yahoo won’t comment, but the company’s CEO said last month that HotJobs is an asset that is ‘up for examination.’
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Luxottica Group Optimas Award Winner for Managing Change

September 7, 2011
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In acquiring a major rival, the eyeglass retailer takes pains in reaching out to its new employees to avoid culture clashes and hold on to key talent.
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Adecco Announces Plan to Acquire Drake Beam Morin

July 26, 2011
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The company says the acquisition will expand its geographic reach and give it a leading position in the United Kingdom, Canada and Brazil.
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Express Scripts to Buy Medco Health Solutions in $29.1 Billion Deal

July 22, 2011
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In its note to investors regarding the sale, Chicago-based Morningstar Inc. said its analysts were ‘floored’ by news of the proposed deal. The note characterized the deal as having a ‘less than 50 percent chance’ of receiving FTC approval.
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Staffing Firm Randstad Announces Plan to Buy SFN Group

July 21, 2011
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Based on 2010 revenue of both firms, the deal would make Randstad the second-largest information technology staffing provider in the U.S. It could also become the second-largest provider of office clerical staffing.
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SumTotal Continues Acquisition Push

July 7, 2011
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Gainesville, Florida-based SumTotal said it acquired CyberShift Inc., which provides workforce management and expense software, and Accero Inc., which makes payroll and benefits software. Terms were not disclosed.
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SuccessFactors Research Ties Performance Management to Stock Market Success

May 31, 2011
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The report, based on 153 publicly traded SuccessFactors customers, is part of a growing body of research quantifying the link between particular people management practices and business results.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Gauge Our Employee Culture After a Merger?

May 31, 2011
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We are planning to launch engagement surveys to our full-time employee population. We have purchased a few smaller companies in recent years and would like to ask a different set of questions to employees who have become part of our company as a result. Specifically, we wish to gauge how the acquisition was handled by our company, as well as the transition to being considered part of the parent company. Our motivation is to pinpoint areas of concern to the newly integrated employees, and to avoid repeating certain behaviors in future acquisitions. What are some suggested questions to use that would give us this kind of insight? —Building (or Repairing) Bridges, human resources adviser, marketing, Dallas
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HR Software Feels a Shift Following SuccessFactors, Lawson Deals

April 27, 2011
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The moves signal the rise of publicly traded SuccessFactors as a comprehensive talent management technology provider while also ending Lawson’s run as an independent vendor of human resources and other business software.
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