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Lois Melbourne, Business Leader and Aquire CEO, Earns Certification as a Global Professional in HR
Aquire, the leader in visual workforce planning and management solutions, today announced that CEO and Co-Founder Lois Melbourne recently became one of an elite group of human resources professionals from around the world who are GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources) certified.

Doing it Right: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As)
In a perfect world, mergers and acquisitions are as easy as two good companies coming together to form one bigger, better organization. Unfortunately, the reality is that as many as two-thirds of all mergers and acquisitions fail to achieve the anticipated benefits. Although the challenges posed by M&A projects are numerous and often unpredictable, there is at least one element that can be effectively managed to help reduce the risks and get the job done faster – workforce integration.

Aquire Announces Opening of Two New Offices in the United Kingdom and Switzerland
Increase in global customer base fuels first phase of international expansion.

After Years of Trial and Error, Companies Take a More Focused Approach to M&A Integration
Organizations are taking a closer look at integration practices when it comes to mergers and acquisitions, a recent Conference Board study reveals.

HumanConcepts Releases HR White Paper about Benefits of Intelligent Organizational Charting
During Period of Significant Merger and Acquisition Activity, Companies Use Intelligent Organizational Charts to Manage Change and Model Their Future Organization

Workforce Transition Dramatically Improved When HR is Involved Early
It has been proven that getting HR involved early in the process ensures more effective & efficient workforce transitions and helps to reduce the time and expense associated with employee realignment.

Kronos® Shareholders Approve Acquisition by Hellman & Friedman
Kronos® Incorporated (Nasdaq: KRON) today announced that shareholders of the company voted to approve the merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Kronos by entities affiliated with Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VI, L.P., a private equity investment firm. Investing alongside Hellman & Friedman is JMI Equity, a private equity firm focused on the software and business services industries.

Human Capital Institute Names Robert Reich as Keynote for City Talent Summits
Human Capital Institute Names Robert Reich as Keynote for City Talent Summits in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and DallasConferences to take place in October and November

Latest Research Examines Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Employee Opinions
Mergers and Acquisitions Typically Disengage Employees, But Kenexa Research Institute Finds that Effective Leadership Can Help Ensure Employee Retention

Management In Real Life
Kevin Herring shares his account of where management goes awry in mergers. He offers tips on how to successfully integrate two cultures to build a united family.

Executive Summary: Corporate Culture
In a very real sense, the corporation is its culture.

SkillSoft Acquires NETg from Thomson Corporation
On October 26, 2006, SkillSoft (SKIL) announced the acquisition of NETg from Thomson Corporation. This highly strategic acquisition creates a corporate e-learning powerhouse, writes Josh Bersin of BERSIN & ASSOCIATES.

Joan Lloyd's HR Words of Advice: What Do You Mean It's Not My Job?
The company merged with another large insurance company. Job mapping was completed recently to organize the two merged companies, but people were mapped inconsistently, causing friction, and Job duties were changed.

Put the M back in M&A
In a true merger, no one culture should win. Having one side win over the other can be the kiss of death to the deal; EMERGE International.

HR Can Head Off Merger-Killing Culture Clashes
Corporate culture can be a key sticking point in the marriage of corporations. Mary Brandel reports on Veritude´s Workforce Insights how savvy HR departments can step in early to analyze issues ranging from compensation to dress guidelines can be harmonized for a successful union.

Two leading providers of HR and benefits management services, Secova and UltraLink, announced a merger.
Through this combined entity, Secova and UltraLink will be able to offer global clients a broader range of HR and employee benefits administration services while also providing incomparable flexibility through customized offerings.

Kenexa Acquires Knowledge Workers, Inc.
Acquisition to Support Kenexa´s Growth and Expansion in U.S. Government Market Sector.

Time America and Unitime Systems Enter Into Transaction
Unitime Systems acquires direct sales channel and associated intellectual property rights from Time America.

Global Knowledge Acquires Azlan Training EMEA Acquisition provides Europeanmarketplace with unparall
As a result of the transaction Global Knowledge will become the largestCisco Learning Solutions Partner (CLSP) both worldwide and in Europe and thelargest Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions in Europe.

SumTotal Launches Enterprise Learning Management Solution for JPMorganChase & Co.
JPMorganChase will use the software, among other things, to instruct 170,000 employees in 20 countries on job skills as well as compliance and regulatory issues.

Answerthink Acquires Global Working Capital Management Leader REL Consultancy Group
Acquisition Further Expands The Hackett Group´s Enterprise Best Practices Intellectual Capital and Advisory Offerings and Global Reach

Deals From Hell: M&A Lessons that Rise Above the Ashes - 600 word review
As Robert Bruner explains in Deals From Hell, M&A is part art and part science, and the components for success vary from deal to deal. Bruner takes a different approach to the study of M&A. Instead of looking at the successes, he examines some of the stunning failures. Find out more. Read this review.

Deals From Hell: M&A Lessons that Rise Above the Ashes - 300 word review
As Robert Bruner explains in Deals From Hell, M&A is part art and part science, and the components for success vary from deal to deal. Bruner takes a different approach to the study of M&A. Instead of looking at the successes, he examines some of the stunning failures. Find out more. Read this review.

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Deals From Hell: M&A Lessons that Rise Above the Ashes
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