Mergers and Acquisitions Checklist

Three human resource issues that organizations face when engaging in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity are:

  • Common negative psychological and emotional responses of employees.
  • High levels of turnover partially due to the organizations failure to manage these emotional and psychological responses.
  • Growing talent and skills gaps that impact leaderships ability to execute their business strategy fully.

The following checklist includes five recommendations for managing the human factor of an M&A more effectively and steps to take under each. This plan will help manage the emotional and psychological responses that employees typically feel, reduce unwanted turnover, and mitigate the risks from the current and future skills and talent gaps.

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