HR’s role in mergers and acquisitions

Leadership assessment, cultural fit and employee communication are believed to be particularly important in mergers and acquisitions. A study carried out in the Asia Pacific region by Hewitt Asia shows that companies are well aware of the importance of human capital in mergers, acquisitions or joint ventures. In this study 60 per cent of companies reported the intention to pay more attention to leadership retention and assessment during the due diligence and integration phases.