HR Planning: When and What to Communicate to Employees in a Merger and Acquisition

Upon announcement, let employees clearly and factually know:

  • The reasons behind the combination
  • Specifics of the agreement
  • What the company and its people will gain or lose
  • How the company will proceed with integration and change
  • General facts about the partners–size, products, history, key executives, and locations
  • How business should be conducted during the transition period
  • Immediate implications for job . . .