"Competition makes us faster; Collaboration makes us better"
Four companies were acquired over an 18-month period and each time we faced different HR challenges. After -acquisition due diligence, we harmonised all the contracts, benefits and reward structures as well as all the policies and practices. We maintained “business as usual” even during the early days of each acquisition and successfully relocated three of the businesses by building up trusted relationships with incoming employees and all key people were retained.
Savings of £2million were achieved after completing an organisational design programme. The new organisational structure we created supported stronger regulatory systems and controls and the increase of service delivery across the business.
A review undertaken of lecturers and support staff involving 310 posts delivered a revised organisational structure proposal for consultation and agreement. A change programme was created that involved collective consultation with trade unions and individual employees. It resulted in the redesign and embedding of new roles and contracts of employment.