Merging Rewards

Paying for Business Change

Suff P, Reilly P | HR Network Paper MP76 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jan 2007

Mergers, acquisitions, or harmonisation of terms and conditions across business groups often lead to a need to review and merge reward systems.

This paper examines how to handle reward systems through periods of business change and looks at what issues need to be tackled and how. Case studies from recently merged companies illustrate different approaches to handling reward strategy, pay and benefits.