To better understand the workforce challenges of hospital and healthcare system M&A transactions, Mercer surveyed a unique cross-section of the healthcare industry. We gathered input from business leaders, senior executives and HR professionals, a majority of whom had participated in some type of M&A transaction within the past 5-7 years.
Our survey results revealed five of the most pressing people issues in today’s transactions outside of the traditional focus on compensation and benefits:
1. Culture/operating environment
2. Leadership effectiveness
3. Talent attraction and retention
4. Workforce planning:
5. HR technology systems