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SumTotal Continues Acquisition Push

July 7, 2011
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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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Gauge Our Employee Culture After a Merger?

May 31, 2011
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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