Company Size & Timeframe

  • $200 million subsidiary of $18B company
  • 6 days/week for 7 weeks
Results Human resources


  • Higher retention and offer acceptance due to comprehensive information and transparency
  • 400% productivity increase within acquisition team to address worldwide employee questions
  • Resolved issues more quickly and with better local knowledge of culture and working environment
  • Increased morale with excitement and more positive view of acquisition

Company Profile & Position

  • Interim HR Executive
Results Human resources


  • Was acquiring a division that was 3.5x its current size in over 30 countries
  • Had gaps in expertise and bandwidth to properly execute within a tight timeframe
  • Needed additional resources for senior-level HR experience with acquisitions, integration and global environments


  • Coordinated and implemented all aspects of retention and incentive program relating to acquisition for executives and key staff
  • Created and coordinated Q&A process and forum worldwide
  • Addressed situations from Q&A forum that had not come up during due diligence or the acquisition planning process
  • Provided insights and responses on individual cultures to properly address the actual vs. perceived situations
  • Worked with country HR leads, created global HR training and policy manual for all HR-related changes due to acquisition

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Cerius Insights – Customer Quote


An interim executive inherently brings with him or her the role of the “outsider” with no personal or professional agenda, combined with experience of the M&A process. Often this combination can bring a degree of comfort to employees as they weather this season of change, and minimize disruptions in employee productivity at a time when you need to maximize your company’s value.