HR In Mergers And Acquisitions Assessment Description /.
Questions to Consider
As you complete the assessment work in this unit, you may find it helpful to consider the questions below. You are encouraged to discuss them with a fellow learner, a
work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community, in order to deepen your understanding of the topics.
Human Resource Management: HR Applications
Global businesses must manage key HR-related practices in order to enable organizational competitive advantage. Evaluate the HRM strategies and tactics of a national
or international organization, focusing on talent acquisition, employment law, and knowledge management. Research the literature of the field to define these
disciplines for yourself. Evaluate how the HR-related practices at your chosen organization enable talent acquisition, employment law, and knowledge management.
[u02a1] HR in Mergers and Acquisitions Assessment Description
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 2: Analyze HRM and business policies and their implementation in organizations.
Analyze key practices HR should include to successfully integrate two merged companies.
Competency 3: Explain strategic and tactical approaches to human resources management.
Analyze metrics that can be used to measure the impact of a merger.
Competency 4: Analyze the role of HR professionals in the strategic planning for and execution of mergers and acquisitions in the global workplace.
Analyze key principles of integrating two merged companies.
Analyze perspectives concerning HR professionals’ roles in mergers and acquisitions.
Analyze recommendations made for including and maximizing HR’s contribution to successful mergers and acquisitions.
The human resources department plays a vital role in mergers and acquisitions by analyzing the cultures of the merging organizations for compatibility, helping to
manage fear of change, and managing changing roles and structure. In a time of such change, human issues are often overlooked, especially in regard to cultural and
systems methods. This may be a contributing factor to the failure of mergers and acquisitions to produce benefits.
For this assessment, review the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) video, “Once the Deal Is Done: Making Mergers Work,” which you were assigned to view in
the Unit Resources. Note: You may also wish to download and read the video’s discussion guide and companion presentation, which are available through the SHRM
Foundation Web page linked in the Resources. (This is not required to complete the assignment.)
Based on the SHRM video, write a 3 page paper addressing the following:
Analyze some key practices HR should include to successfully to integrate two merged companies.
Analyze at least three key principles of an integration process.
Analyze some metrics that can be used to measure the impact of a merger.
Analyze perspectives concerning HR professionals’ roles in relation to mergers and acquisitions. Consider the ethical implications.
Analyze 2?3 recommendations for including and maximizing HR’s contribution to successful mergers and acquisitions.