Mergers & Acquisitions – Due Diligence and Integration
Artixan Consulting Group has the expertise to identify and evaluate human capital risks for mergers and acquisitions and is ready to collaborate with your other deal advisors and internal HR professionals. During a due diligence review, Artixan will identify areas of concern and assess the financial impact from a workforce perspective. This information can provide a competitive advantage during negotiations.
Our consultants also build strategies for HR integration plans to implement after a deal has been completed. Artixan can help identify workforce transition issues and ways to improve operational efficiencies, design and implement plans to eliminate workforce redundancies, and draft employee FAQs and media statements.
Workplace Conflict Resolution
Artixan Consulting Group can develop conflict resolution processes tailored to your industry and corporate culture. Employees often sue based on their perceptions of treatment in the workplace and because they believe that their concerns were not adequately heard or addressed by management. Artixan can help your company set up an effective internal grievance process that provides intake and assessment to discover and diffuse potentially volatile and litigious situations, enhance credibility and increase employee satisfaction.
Options include corporate ombudsman services, one-on-one intervention, complaint hotlines, formal grievance committees and peer review. These approaches provide employees a forum for raising and resolving concerns and provide companies with the following benefits:
- Reducing the likelihood and volume of expensive and distracting litigation.
- Diffusing escalation of employee relations issues.
- Having a mechanism for better understanding employee concerns.
- Settling grievances outside of public courtrooms and the media.
- Promoting a collaborative, win-win approach.
- Improving morale and credibility.
Artixan also assists companies that are unable to devote resources for an internal process or want independent experts to assist in resolving workplace conflict. Our trained mediators provide a private forum with a focus on understanding each party’s point of view, clarifying issues and goals, and developing and encouraging creative solutions that address both parties’ needs. Artixan’s professional facilitators can help members of a group within your organization communicate effectively with each other, build consensus, and solve problems. Our conflict resolution specialists adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior, neutrality, mutual respect and confidentiality.
We are well versed in the risk of litigation and have expertise in mitigating the results. We provide expert witness testimony by assisting counsel in assessing the sufficiency of workplace investigations and/or internal complaint mechanisms for employees, determining whether progressive discipline processes were adequate and appropriate, and related employee relations issues. We also provide private mediation services, and have successfully resolved dozens of employment-related disputes.