Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions refers to the consolidation of companies. A merger is the combining of two companies to form a new company. An acquisition is the purchase of one company by another company.

The key area for HR departments during mergers and acquisitions is TUPE transfers. Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) laws safeguard employees’ rights when there is a transfer of a business or service from one organisation (the transferor) to another organisation (the transferee).

Finance union merger finally gets green light

21 Oct 2004

Unifi, the financial union, has finally merged with Amicus after a complaint over the balloting process was dismissed by the...

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PeopleSoft pays out £9m to former boss

20 Oct 2004

The former chief executive of PeopleSoft has received a severance package in excess of $16m (£9m), following his ousting earlier...

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Merger man

12 Oct 2004

Mike Taylor tells Sue Weekes about HR’s role in successfully merging technology giants HP and Compaq

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Early intervention

8 Jun 2004

A new report by the CIPD into restructuring reveals that people issues come way down the list of priorities.

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Supermarket giant checks out

16 Mar 2004

Safeway's HR director, Rebecca Ivers, talks exclusively to Personnel Today about the supermarket chain's much-publicised merger with rival Morrisons, and the challenges it presented for the HR department

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Mr Fix it

10 Feb 2004

Scottish Water has been through stormy times, but things are looking up thanks to some forward thinking HR policies. Penny Wilson meets the man responsible

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An absorbing tale

20 Jan 2004

Alex Blyth is gripped by the absorbing tale of how Deloitte integrated 3,500 new staff in a near seamless transfer

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A real eye-opener

6 Jan 2004

Roisin Woolnough takes a look at how a new managing director turned around the fortunes of T-Mobile

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