By Sonnet Lauberth, PayScale Compensation Professional
Mergers and acquisitions generally occur because they make good business sense. Rationale may include increasing performance, cutting costs, achieving deeper market penetration, and more. Rarely do the reasons include helping your employees sleep better at night. Indeed, mergers can strike fear in employees as they worry about role duplication, changes to the company culture, layoffs, and more. While a certain amount of unrest may be inevitable, here is how to get your employees through a merger as sensitively as possible.