BLOG: Silk Road Technology: Mergers & Acquisitions: The Ultimate Guide for Your Organization’s Onboarding Experience

SilkRoad Technology just released “Mergers & Acquisitions: The Ultimate Guide for Your Organization’s Onboarding Experience“. I was honored to contribute to the effort, and in the guide, you’ll hear my thoughts on the human capital challenges in M&A.

This guide explores:

1. The role of human resources during mergers and acquisitions
2. Technology as a strategic onboarding partner
3. 5 stages of employee change
4. And more

GUEST POST: Middle Market Growth – Post-Transaction Integration: It’s All About the People

Jennifer was honored to speak at ACG’s April InterGrowth conference. On the panel “Managing Post-Transaction Integration: How to Achieve Cultural & Operational Success,” experts shared their experiences and advice for how to ensure M&A deals have positive outcomes.

The merging of two entities will undoubtedly ruffle some feathers, and human capital should be the focus of developing an effective post-transaction strategy. Yet Jennifer notes that the people of a merged entity are rarely the focus of post-transaction due diligence, and are more often an afterthought.

Trust, she said, is “critical to business success.” Yet it can dissipate virtually overnight following a merger because the majority of post-transaction integration planning is focused elsewhere. And in trust’s absence, an “us-versus-them” mentality can emerge that threatens to derail post-transaction success.

Read the full article here.

PODCAST: The Teller: Your Bank Merger is On Hold…Now What?

As part of The Teller’s continued content series on mergers and acquisitions in banking, Chris McGuire spoke with Jennifer on the added complication of what marketers should do when they find themselves in limbo as governmental restrictions keep their bank’s merger or acquisition from moving forward. Chris and Jennifer discuss typical M&A timelines, the “stages of grief” for employees, how to future proof your bank marketing career during an M&A and more. The full interview transcript can be found here.

PODCAST: Going Solo: Feeling Grief After Losing a Job

Feelings of grief are common when you lose a job. In this Going Solo episode with David Shriner-Cahn, Jennifer shares her strategies for overcoming the grief you feel when you lose your career identity.

  • Mourning the future that won’t be [04:44]
  • How to go from denial to acceptance [07:50]
  • Bargaining: stuck in the middle with yourself [10:34]
  • What makes the best credibility for a consultant [15:58]
  • The reason why a large percent of M&A fail [19:00]
  • How being on a quest can help you overcome grief [20:36]