On this episode of the Employee Cycle podcast, we have Sachin Kumar, Head of M&A Strategy for People at Okta, joining us to discuss the role of HR during the mergers and acquisitions process. This podcast will challenge the way HR professionals think about their roles. When it comes down to it, HR is the underlying engine that drives the success of M&A and the integration of multiple workforces.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • First off, how did Sachin Kumar end up in the wonderful world of HR? 
  • Secondly, has HR always been involved in the M&A process? If so, what was the evolution?
  • Next, why should HR be involved in mergers and acquisitions?
  • Is it true that the company acquiring another is the one dictating the terms of what the company being acquired must adopt?
  • When it comes to change management and communicating what’s happening, who is responsible for keeping the workforce informed?
  • A lot of M&As seem to fail. What advice can you give HR leaders to avoid pitfalls?

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About Okta:

Okta is the leading independent identity provider. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With more than 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta provides simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere, giving them the confidence to reach their full potential. More than 10,000 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Siemens, Slack, T-Mobile, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

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About Employee Cycle:

Employee Cycle is changing the way HR leaders use data! We change their disconnected employee data into a user-friendly, centralized, and real-time HR Analytics Dashboard. We help companies view, track, and analyze their workforce data in one place. As a result, companies avoid risks, save costs, and increase their employee lifetime value.

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