1. HR Due Diligence for Successful M&A Projects

    Research consistently shows that a due diligence process that includes a careful review of important HR and people-related issues, identifying potential risks and opportunities for improvement, is far more likely to yield a successful M&A outcome. Hutchison Group consultants have decades of experience helping companies achieve their M&A goals — providing expert assistance with due dilige…Read More

  2. Negotiating Government Incentives for Your Business

    Some years ago, a wise man said, If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up someplace else". The same idea applies to obtaining government incentives. If you don’t know what’s available, what you want, or understand past precedents, you’ll probably wind up settling for something far less than what you otherwise might have received, or maybe nothing at all. Financial A…Read More

  3. People are Key to Company Success

    While there are many variables that determine the success or failure of a business, it is generally acknowledged that having a talented and motivated workforce is one of the most important factors. The following information is intended to highlight several key actions that a company can take in order to get the most production and performance out of their employees. Recognize the Important Role Th…Read More

  4. Planning for Successful Divestitures

    When thinking about merger and acquisition strategies, we naturally focus on the details associated with acquiring a new business but often forget about the importance of having a solid plan when selling or divesting a business. As part of our divestiture planning process, we work with the seller to prepare a comprehensive report for prospective buyers, identifying opportunities for securing sign…Read More

  5. Five Things Managers can do to Improve Employee Relations

    Having spent thirty years as a human resource and labor relations consultant, I have observed that a positive labor relations environment is highly dependent on the relationship between employees and their immediate manager or supervisor. Listed below are five important actions that managers should take as part of their day-to-day activities to motivate their employees to do the best possible job …Read More

  6. Improved Union Relations Lead to Productive Contract Negotiations

    Achieving Cooperative Partnerships and Competitive Labor Agreements In order for companies that have represented employees to be successful, it is essential that management and union leadership are able to develop and sustain cooperative partnerships and ensure that their negotiated labor agreements are competitive within their respective industry. In order to achieve the above, senior company ma…Read More