Corporate strategy

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    Cadbury takeover ‘could cost 7,000 jobs’ claims union

    Thousands of British jobs could be lost if the proposed takeover of Cadbury by Kraft goes ahead, unions have warned. The chocolate maker has been the subject of a hostile bid from the US food giant and the union Unite, which...

    Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt complete merger

    Two major reward and people management consultancies, Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt, have completed a merger. Merger plans were first announced in June last year and leaders at the new organisation, which will be called...

    Put out of joint?

    When it comes to employment, the free market rules. Most people can still choose where they work. It may be a buyers’ market right now, but if you don’t like the sound of a particular company, nobody is going to make you...

    Mutual benefit

    John Wrighthouse loves a good takeover. When the call comes from the chief executive, the HR director of Nationwide swings into action, adrenalin pumping, to head up an elite team that will map the target organisation, crunch...

    Wendy Dean

    Getting into HR was a bit of a fluke for me. I did a couple of other jobs after leaving school but then got seconded into an HR department and loved it from day one. I’m interested in people and enjoy being around people...

    Barkers calls in administrators

    Recruitment advertising agency Barkers has gone into administration and its remaining assets bought by rival Penna. Barkers, which operates in both print and digital advertising and employs 250 staff, along with its subsidiary...

    Difficult transitions

    I agree with the article about the challenges for HR people in the public sector in managing change (“Public-sector HR staff frustrated by change weaknesses”). Equipping managers as well as HR to cope well with newly merged...

    Lloyds TSB directors to dominate merged board

    Directors from Lloyds TSB will fill all but two senior positions in the newly merged ‘superbank’ it is forming with HBOS, it has emerged. Eric Daniels, Lloyds TSB’s chief executive, announced yesterday the names of the directors...

    International mergers

    The past few years have seen a sharp upswing in international mergers and acquisitions, but CIPD research indicates that their success rate is less than 40 per cent. The importance of the people management aspects of international...

    Jobs will be lost at Merrill Lynch, warns CEO

    The takeover of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America will inevitably lead to thousands of job cuts, Merrill’s chief executive warned yesterday. Investment bank Merrill Lynch was “rescued” by the Bank of America takeover last...