Human Capital Surveys: Case Study

There were concerns with this investment opportunity over the MD's leadership skills. Kisane Prutton was commissioned to investigate the nature and extent of the problems. Due to the delicate stage of negotiations, the work was fashioned around a health, safety and well-being survey, as a standard due diligence inquiry. The Health & Safety's Well-being Survey formed phase 1 of the investigation. This provided hard data and the opportunity to run phase 2, focus groups and interviews, designed to unpack to the survey results. The survey established that there were concerns with management support and bullying; the interviews brought to light a number of issues which were pertinent to the deal. Kisane presented the corporate finance team with a report containing the results of the investigation, comprising the survey data, focus group feedback and anonymised, aggregated interview data. The implications of the findings were useful.