Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, mergers, acquisition, and divestitures are increasingly becoming a strategic option to safeguard the company's future or to accelerate transformation.
However, most studies find that between 70 and 90 per cent of acquisitions fail. Organisations spend vast amounts of time and money on the deal yet remain hopelessly incompatible. The messy complexities of integrating cultures, processes and people continue to be a challenge.
To be successful, HR has a vital role to play. From oversight of employees and managing the complex web of differing terms of employment to driving culture, retaining talent and motivating new employees and integrating processes. If you don’t get the people side right, failure is the likely outcome.
By involving HR early in the transaction, the analysis and insight it provides can help achieve success. But what are the priorities for HR to address and the role strategic HR Leadership can play during the M&A or divestiture lifecycle?
To address this, CorporateLeaders and SD Worx are hosting an intimate and interactive peer-to-peer virtual roundtable discussion for up to 25 HR, payroll, talent, HRIS and M&A Leaders.
During this virtual meeting, our keynote speaker Michael Oggenfuss, Global Head HRIS & Employee Services Human Resources, Worldline who has successfully supported 14 M&As in the past 2 years and M&A experts from SD Worx who guide companies and teams successfully through integrations will discuss:
At Worldline Michael is responsible for managing the integration of HR systems and processes of newly acquired companies such as Ingenico or leading carve-out projects.
Global Head HRIS & Employee Services Human Resources, Worldline
Els Rens has been with SD Worx for 24 years and is currently a Business Manager responsible for a team of 70 consultants specialized in international employment, Flex Income Plan and Warrants.
Els sees many clients struggle post-M&A, especially with the impact on people and HR, as it is the most difficult and often the most neglected part of the process.
Business Unit Manager Consultancy,
An Vanhees is the HR manager Center of Excellence within SD Worx. She is responsible for SD Worx’s HR strategy concerning reward, HR systems & tooling, talent & culture, leadership and development.
Pure passion led her to take on the challenge of the set up of competence centers and guidance of the post-merger and integration tracks as well. Her expertise in HR processes, change management and people management resulted in an ever more effective approach to guide companies and teams successfully through an integration.
André Rampat launched CorporateLeaders in June 2008. The mission: to bring executives together to network, share insights, understand how the latest trends impact their business and how to overcome them with the latest technology, techniques and leadership practices. By getting the right balance between content, insights, networking and working with partners and sponsors, CorporateLeaders is able to host events and develop thought provoking content, reports, research, and campaigns that help executives overcome their challenges.
Director & Co-Founder,
"Fantastic meeting with a lot of open sharing from companies in different industries and disciplines. I got a lot of good ideas as feedback on my own initiatives that we drive in the company and many good take-aways to drive innovation even further."
"I thought the event was great. What I liked was that there was a tight theme and there was a focus on people sharing and group problem solving and the dinner enabled a lot of relevant and interesting topics to surface and networking to occur.”
“If I were to describe the event in three words they will be fun, ideas, connection.”
‟These events are great every time I attend. I always leave with many new ideas.”
“The event was very inspiring and well conducted. A good investment of time.”
"Not only did I have the opportunity to learn from others' experiences but, I also met very interesting and inspiring people."
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