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HR AND CHANGE MANAGEMENT

What HR issues would arise if GE & Westinghouse merge. Also, what contingency strategies would be use to managing resistance to this change.

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HR ISSUES IF GE AND WESTINGHOUSE MERGE

1. Collision of cultures: There are different corporate cultures in Westinghouse and GE. If a merger takes place it can cause friction, conflict and loss of talented personnel for the merged company.

2. Retention of personnel: There will be an acute problem of retention of key personnel. Those who are talented and have good value to the company will get good offers from competitors and other industries, if GE and Westinghouse merge the cream will leave the company.

3. The mixing of corporate cultures will be the most important HR issue once the GE and Westinghouse merger takes place. This relates to the way in which day-to-day activities are carried out. Conflicts and lack of understanding will emerge at every interaction and communication.

4. Differences in compensation and benefits: If GE and Westinghouse merge it will be very difficult to align the compensation and benefits differences between the two companies. Every person will welcome an increase in salaries ...

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