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Episode 056: Onboarding and M&A: More Connected Than We Think

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Onboarding and M&A: More Connected Than We Think 

Today’s episode focuses on how better onboarding can help us achieve greater success one great new hire or team member at-a-time, and when it comes to realizing greater success and a return on investment with mergers and acquisitions.

“Onboarding and M&A may initially seem unrelated but are very much connected and critical to our growth – whether that be ‘organic growth’ one great employee at-a-time or larger-scale growth through mergers or acquisitions.”

–Peter C. Atherton, PE

“Onboarding done well today is a 3 to 6-month plus process that successfully integrates HR, leadership, management, and operations in a well-designed and executed set of actions participants are trained and prepared for and excited to participate in.”

–Peter C. Atherton, PE  

“A well-designed and executed 3-layer onboarding program is the only real way to clarify ‘what’s next’ and begin the engagement and change-management processes that will be essential for realizing the promise of the deal and any real long-term ROI…  and the larger the deal and the more important the ‘upside’, the more critical successful onboarding becomes.” 

–Peter C. Atherton, PE

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Peter C. Atherton, P.E. is an AEC industry insider having spent more than 20 years as a successful professional civil engineer, principal, major owner, and member of the board of directors for high-achieving firms.  Pete is now the President and Founder of ActionsProve, LLC, author of Reversing Burnout. How to Immediately Engage Top Talent and Grow! A Blueprint for Professionals and Business Owners, and the creator of the I.M.P.A.C.T. process. Pete works with AEC firms and leaders to grow and advance their success through modern and new era focused strategic planning and implementation, executive coaching, leadership and management development, performance-based employee engagement, and corporate impact design.

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Episode 056: Onboarding and M&A: More Connected Than We Think