George Brooks


George is the Americas Leader of People Advisory Services for Ernst & Young LLP (EY). With over 30 years of international consulting experience, George has earned a reputation as one of the foremost innovators and thought leaders in the Human Resources service sector.

Brooks advises clients on the impact of digital trends and other changes in the modern workplace and how individuals, teams and organizations can ensure they have the right skills in place while adapting their culture and efficiency. He has also advised companies through some of the world's largest and most complex global transactions, both buyers and sellers, on cross-border and multi-cultural transactions across the entire M&A transaction cycle.

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Articles by George Brooks


For any M&A transaction, the new line-up of leadership is critical to the success of the future of the company and its culture. As reported in the Global Leadership Forecast 2018 study conducted by the EY organization, with DDI and the Conference Board, many company executives doubt they have the bench strength to meet their future business goals.

October 7, 2018



About 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail. Despite that poor record — and signs that the failure is often a part of poor talent integration — HR is still rarely involved in most transactions and their processes up front. The world needs a new way to make deals succeed, and increased contributions from HR could provide that leverage.

October 3, 2018