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[Fireside Chat]: Why Total Talent Visibility Applies to M&A

[Fireside Chat] Why Total Talent Visibility Applies to M&A

Erika Novak is joined by Danielle White, EVP Global Business Strategy of Collaborative Solutions in a live discussion.

Motorola & Lenovo. AoL & Yahoo. There’s Disney and Pixar/Marvel. Remember Google and Android? What do all these companies have in common? They make up some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in their respective industries. Most of the time M&A’s can be complicated, an extra layer of complexity is added when an organization has a large contingent workforce. 

In this Fireside Chat Erika Novak, head of client services at Utmost and Danielle White, EVP of Global Business Strategy at Collaborative Solutions will discuss the impact that the contingent workforce has on M&As and why total talent visibility is so critical to the data-driven activity surrounding the M&A process.

Key Takeaways:

  • The best M&A activities happen with access to clean total talent data
  • What’s missing from current M&A processes and standards
  • Workforce planning as part of M&A


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About Danielle: Danielle White is Collaborative Solutions’ VP Global Business Strategy. She brings over 20 years of HR Transformation experience across commercial and public sector industries to this role. Her prior roles across the Delivery and Strategy practices at Collaborative enable her to support clients by ensuring thought leadership, delivery, and account support are founded in the challenges facing clients today. Danielle’s M&A experience spans leading HR systems and process integration activities as well as having been through acquisitions as the acquired and the acquirer.

About Erika: Erika Novak is a seasoned Contingent Workforce thought leader and practitioner with 14 years of experience. She has built and evolved Enterprise Contingent Workforce programs during her time at eBay and LinkedIn, consulted Fortune 500 companies while at Brightfield, and has now moved into building products with Utmost as their Head of Client Services.