“The existence of a strong people-centric culture promotes stability and trust within the existing employees,” says  Jagdish Chugani. (Photo: Adobe Stock)

Your employees may be looking for any excuse these days to take the plunge on a new career move. They want to know their employer is invested not only in their current needs (such as flexibility and a competitive salary), but their future success, as well. The latter is particularly important to emphasize during an acquisition or merger.

While an acquisition might look good on paper, the actual execution will only succeed if you’ve taken the time to develop a people strategy to ensure that all employees–both at your current company and those that will soon join your team–feel valued and included in your business’s future. After all, people are a company’s greatest asset.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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