Human Resource Management

Throughout  this course, you will review scenarios involving Company  A, which has been  acquired by Company B. Company A was founded in 1956  in Mobile, Alabama. The  average age of its workforce is 57 and it is  comprised of 40% Caucasian and 85%  male. Company B was founded in 1997  in San Francisco, California. The average  age of its workforce is 35  and it is comprised of 45% Caucasian and 50% male.

These  two companies have been staunch competitors in the  marketplace for several  years and the employees of Company A are  resentful of integrating with their  former rival. There are many  strategic and ethical challenges involved in this  acquisition. A few of  the goals of the acquisition project are listed below:

  • Managing  the Communication and Information Sharing:
    • The company wants to keep employees informed  of how the acquisition will impact them.
    • The company wants to be sure that they  provide  enough information to satisfy the employees, but not provide so much   that the employees feel overwhelmed.
    • The company wants to be sure that the timing  of  the communication matches their execution of the changes within the two   organizations.
  • Managing  the Consolidation and Changes:
    • There is no doubt that there will be layoffs  as  a result of the acquisition. The company wants to do what is best for  the  acquisition in a way that inflicts the least amount of harm to the  existing  employees.
    • The company wants to make the decisions about  who to layoff in the fairest way possible.
    • The company wants to try and limit exposure  to potential discrimination (age and gender) stemming from the layoffs.
  • Managing  the Relocations of Some the Employees:
  • Another impact of acquisitions is that   employees may be asked to relocate in order to maintain employment in  the newly  formed organization.
  • The company wants to manage the expenses and  potential disruption with the relocations.
  • The company wants to assess relocations  verses hiring new employees locally.

Let  us look at the role and responsibilities of HR  managers regarding managing the  company’s goals related to the recent  acquisition.

Instructions:

You  have a wide variety of employees encompassing  different ages, genders, and  ethnic backgrounds represented in these  two companies. As a Strategic HR  Director, your goal is to create a  workforce that will effectively move the  newly formed company forward.

Now,  address the following issues:

  • Identify all of the information you would  need to effectively manage the three goals above.
  • Identify the challenges and potential issues  related to implementing the three goals above.
  • Develop recommendations for strategies to  address these challenges and help the newly formed company meet its goals.

Write a five-to-seven-page  report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources

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