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Downsizing, Acquisitions and Mergers


Employment downsizing has become a fact of working life as companies struggle to cut costs and adapt to changing market demands. However, simply reducing headcount does not always lead to the anticipated benefits.

Exploring alternative options can often provide better outcomes for both business owners and employees and can help form part of a business strategy to take your company into the future.

Saving cost is not just about cutting headcount and at St Klare Reece we work with you to explore every possible alternative to downsizing and the potential consequences of a downsized workforce. We endeavour to find creative solutions that provide the best outcome for your business and your staff.

Should it be decided downsizing is unavoidable, we will put a plan in place to deal with the entire process, from the legalities to dealing with staff queries and concerns and of course addressing the issues that will arise with the retained workforce.

We understand that downsizing is an extremely difficult issue for all involved and work with you to help ease the process.

If you are facing the prospect of downsizing contact us now for an informal discussion on how St Klare Reece can help you through the process.

Telephone: 01327 264540

Acquisitions and Mergers

Whatever the reason for an acquisition or merger - diversification, competitive advantage, rescue or partnership - going through this process of change is difficult and challenging. Successful outcomes are not guaranteed and many companies fall short of their post-merger objectives. One of the key factors in any failure can be attributed to neglected human resource issues.

Each company has its own unique identity and culture and to combine 2 often very different organisations successfully requires planning, skill and a full understanding of critical people issues.

Appointing a skilled HR manager with experience in this area will ensure that you have a well thought out strategy, detailed planning and smooth execution.

At St Klare Reece we understand critical people issues – leadership, employee communications, talent retention and cultural alignment. We will work with you to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible and help you achieve your business objectives.

If you are considering a business merger or acquisition, contact us now for an informal discussion on how St Klare Reece can help ease you through the process.

Telephone: 01327 264540

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