February 05, 2013 at 10:00 AM EST
Media Advisory: HR strives to meet growing M&A challenges – new Mercer infographic

The attitudes and opinions of HR leaders from around the world about their role in M&A transactions were featured in Mercer’s latest weekly Mercer/THINK infographic “HR Strives to Meet Growing M&A Challenges” (http://mercerthink.mercer.com). Key insights highlighted in this infographic, broken out by geographic region, reveal:

  • By a wide margin HR leaders selected change management and business/culture integration as the two issues receiving insufficient leadership attention in M&A situations
  • Areas of growing HR involvement in M&A include more support for post-merger integration, increased business focus and knowledge in order to realize full deal value and aggressive timelines between targeting, signing and closing transactions
  • HR leaders who felt their departments could not meet leadership’s M&A requirements identified better executive direction, better project management, resources for country-specific HR regulations/practices and M&A-focused training as the most helpful areas for improved outcomes

These findings were derived from more than 325 HR executives who were surveyed as part of their attending Mercer’s global M&A Ready™ (www.mercer.com/MAREADY) 2012 workshops across the Americas, Asia Pacific and EMEA.

M&A Ready two-day executive workshops cover today’s best practices in each deal phase as well as critical processes and strategic HR project management approaches that are designed for both cross-border and domestic transactions.

If you would like to discuss the insights highlighted in the infographic or other M&A related topics with Mercer consultants including Len Gray, Global Leader of Mercer’s M&A consulting business, please contact Bruce Lee at 212-345-0553 or bruce.lee@mercer.com. Please also feel free to republish the infographic in your own media outlets.

NOTE TO EDITORS - Mercer has recently launched the M&A Ready 2013 workshop series, now in its tenth year, with 24 workshops scheduled worldwide.

In the Americas M&A Ready 2013 workshops will be held in the following locations:

  • Calgary, Canada – April 10-11
  • Medellin, Colombia – April 17-18
  • Houston, USA – April 24-25
  • Miami, USA – May 14-15
  • Toronto, Canada – June 12-13
  • New York, USA – June 26-27
  • San Francisco, USA – September 17-18
  • Mexico City, Mexico - October (exact date tbd)
  • Chicago, USA – October 23-24

To learn more and to register for M&A Ready 2013 workshops, please visit www.mercer.com/MAREADY.

About Mercer

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.

Contacts:

Mercer
Bruce Lee
+1-212-345-0553
bruce.lee@mercer.com
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