Taylor, Gary
October 2007
People Management;10/4/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 20, p44
The article discusses the importance of mergers and acquisitions in providing ideal opportunity for human resource to get recognized. There is no better example of the potential for a strategic contribution from HR than in the area of mergers and acquisitions. During due diligence it is essential for HR to assess culture and retention issues alongside the work being done by finance and legal colleagues.


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