Workforce 2030 Episode 2: Jennifer Fondrevay joins the Discussion on Mergers & Acquisitions and the Future of Work

John Westby, SilkRoad
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Earlier this month, SilkRoad released a new podcast series: Workforce 2030. Throughout the coming months, we’ll be hosting conversations with leading talent management experts, business leaders and industry disrupters on topics about the future of work. This week Jennifer Fondrevay joins our host, Alexandra Levit, to discuss the workforce issues surrounding Mergers & Acquisitions and the effect of those events on talent. M&A activity will increase over the coming years; however failure to address the people and cultural assimilation sides of the event will continue to create risks.

Jennifer is the Founder and Chief Humanity Officer of Day1 Ready™, a consultancy focused on the Human Capital aspect of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). She works with forward-thinking business leaders, owners and executives to pre-plan their people strategy through the phases of M&A so their employees can contribute from Day 1.

During this week’s conversation, Jennifer and Alexandra discuss the topic of M&A from how organizations handled M&A historically and how this will shift, to the ups and downs of M&A, successes and failures, and the benefit of bringing in a human capital advisor to address people challenges. With the workforce changing in the time of automation and AI, Jennifer shares her expertise on how people can go into an M&A and use data to make people development and talent management decisions and agility to adapt and evolve roles in partnership with technology.

We are excited to host Jennifer on this week’s podcast episode and look forward to our listeners feedback to the conversation. Be sure to check out Workforce 2030 on Spotify, iTunes, Spreaker, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Follow, subscribe and share this series so you never miss the next episode.

Our next guests include Grant Zallis, CEO, Founder IAR Consulting, Ravin Jesuthasan, Managing Director, Willis Towers Watson and Marti Konstant, CEO and Founder of Konstant Change. If you have a question you’d like to ask these knowledgeable experts, please send it along!


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