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    The Importance of Post-Acquisition Integration

    Posted by Doug Meyer on Mar 4, 2020 10:29:12 AM

    The adrenaline rush you get when closing on an acquisition (or merger) is exhilarating.

    Excitement builds as you make the formal announcement to the team and send the press release. The congratulations start pouring in and all the endorphins rush in. If only this were the punctuation at the end of the sentence. It’s more like a new chapter that is yet to be written.

    Enjoy your post close rush, but know that success is in what follows, not the successful completion of the acquisition.

    Often, business leaders are not prepared for this next phase in the transaction, which happens to be the most difficult.  Integration, or as we prefer to say, unification, is the next and most important phase. Closing the deal is now a success that lives in the past and future success is properly unifying the teams and driving the intended benefits.

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    Topics: Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, acquisition, Takeaways, Retain, Key Employees, Business Consultant, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2020, Workplace Culture, Merger

    Willing, Able, Fit: Hiring With Purpose (2)

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 24, 2020 9:59:05 AM

    “‘Why” and ‘How' are words so important that they cannot be too often used.” --Napoleon Bonaparte

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Willing, Able, Fit: Hiring With Purpose

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 23, 2020 9:33:55 AM

    “If you could be any animal, what would it be?”

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    A People Approach to Hiring

    Posted by Steve Black on Jan 22, 2020 10:49:48 AM

    Have you ever heard one of these statements when trying to hire someone?

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, hiring, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Employment Practices That Create Workplace Distractions (Part 4 of 4)

    Posted by Steve Black on Dec 12, 2019 9:15:24 AM

    Starting and running a business is an exciting venture. Entrepreneurs start with a dream. This dream envisions an amazing future state. Daily, a mission is lived out with certain behaviors and values expressed. Strategy development bridges the gap between where the business is and where it wants to go. This is exciting stuff! Along the way, though, distractions surface. Lawsuits, miscommunications, under-performing team-members, et cetera get in the way of that exciting dream. How did it end up like this? 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Employment Practices That Create Workplace Distractions (Part 3 of 4)

    Posted by Steve Black on Dec 11, 2019 9:25:19 AM

    Distractions exist everywhere in the workplace! As introduced in the first two-parts of this four-part series, business owners and leaders must minimize distractions proactively. Waiting until an issue arises typically results in lost money, time, and productivity…all killers to an organization’s profitability and success! Here is part three of this four-part series.

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Employment Practices That Create Workplace Distractions (Part 2 of 4)

    Posted by Steve Black on Dec 10, 2019 10:02:20 AM

    Distractions exist everywhere in the workplace! As introduced in the first part of this four-part series, business owners and leaders must minimize distractions proactively. Waiting until an issue arises typically results in lost money, time, and productivity… all killers to an organization’s profitability and success! Here is part two of this four-part series.  

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Employment Practices That Create Workplace Distractions (Part 1 of 4)

    Posted by Steve Black on Dec 9, 2019 10:30:22 AM

    Running a business is hard work! Operational bottle necks, financial obstacles, personnel issues, and business development road blocks are realities. New opportunities exist, yet day-to-day challenges and distractions get in the way. The last thing a new entrepreneur or seasoned executive needs is another people-related distraction! Such personnel distractions exist due to poor preparation and planning. When it comes to people management, business leaders must setup policies, processes, and procedures to maximize human effectiveness and tighten legal compliance. Up-front preparation allows employers to minimize lost time, energy, resources, and morale. Over the next four blog posts, I will explore ten employment practices that create workplace distractions.

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management

    Our Cincinnati Offices Are Consolidating & Moving!

    Posted by Nicole Kelly on Nov 5, 2019 9:22:26 AM

     

    We are pleased to announce our consolidation of Cincinnati offices to Mount Adams, one of Cincinnati's most historic and popular neighborhoods. The move will take place in late 2019. The new address is 1111 Saint Gregory St. Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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    Topics: Accounting, cincinnati cpa, Doug Meyer, Growing, Growth, Cincinnati, Mount Adams, Moving

    Cookies, Staplers, and Intentional Design: On-boarding Done Right (Part 3 of 3)

    Posted by Steve Black on Sep 26, 2019 8:37:37 AM

    On-boarding CANNOT end on day One. There are too many opportunities for a new hire to stumble and ultimately lose their Day One excitement. HR MUST take the lead in ensuring a new hire’s transition is successful and that obstacles are removed. 

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    Topics: Takeaways, culture, onboarding, Growing, Human Resources, Growth, workplace productivity, Success, Management, 2019

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