BUSINESS Flipkart hires Smriti Singh as its chief human resources officer

BENGALURU: At a time when Flipkart is facing a churn a the top, the company has made a key appointment filling a top leadership position that had remained vacant for about 18 months.

Flipkart has hired Smriti Singh as its chief of human resources officer (CHRO), industry sources said. Singh was previously the executive vice president HR for Sony Pictures Networks India. She is expected to join Flipkart as its CHRO in December. Singh’s appointment comes after former COO Nitin Seth had to quit abruptly in May last year. After his exit, Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy took the additional charge of the HR division too.


IBM and Kronos partner to develop AI-enabled HR system

IBM and Kronos, a developer of workforce management software, have announced a partnership to use AI for more effective human resources management.

The two companies plan to bring IBM’s Watson Career Coach AI platform to Kronos’ workforce management software suite Workforce Dimensions to help improve employee retention, especially for hourly workers who have a significantly higher turnover rate than salaried employees.


HRM Software Market Technology Advancements 2018 to 2025

Marketinsightsreports provides“Global Human Resource Management Software Market” new report to its research database that gives a top to bottom investigation of the market as far as income and developing business sector patterns. The abstract includes business overview, product offering, revenue share, strategies, and service offering of the dominant players.

In 2017, the global Human Resource Management Software market size was 13500 million US$ and it is expected to reach 29700 million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of 10.4% during 2018-2025.


How the HR industry will change in 2019

Technology and the way we approach employee management will transform the HR industry in the coming years. Employees are already expecting to receive more from companies, and HR specialists are adapting their working methods and looking for the best solutions for employee selection and retention, and trying to improve the balance between work and personal life.

In Romania, 2019 will be marked by a period when employers and HR specialists will have to refine these directions, according to Integra HR recruitment and consulting company.


Chandler Joins Endeavor as Chief Human Resources Officer

Kerry D. Chandler has been named chief human resources officer of Endeavor, formerly WME/IMG. She succeeds Carole Katz, who steps down after 18 years with Endeavor, retaining an advisory role with the company.

Most recently, Chandler was with Under Armour where she served as chief human resources officer.


World–Adecco Appoints Chief Human Resources Officer

Adecco, the world’s largest staffing firm, announced today the appointment of Gordana Landen as Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee, with effect from 7 January 2019.

Gordana Landen joins the Adecco Group from Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), where she held the position of Chief Human Resources Officer.

Landen holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development and Labour Relations from Stockholm University.


School district hires new human resources director

OTTUMWA — Keeping a person in the human resources office has proven difficult for Ottumwa Community School District. This time, instead of hiring from the outside, the district has moved its director of student supports to the position.

The new position will offer King an opportunity to establish relationships with more employee groups, make sure staff needs are met and make sure the district is fully staffed with quality employees.


Tony Buffum named FLIR Systems’ Chief Human Resources Officer (Photo: Business Wire)

WILSONVILLE, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that Tony Buffum will join the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources (HR) Officer.

Mr. Buffum will lead the company’s global HR team, oversee delivery of all programs, and drive all facets of change management pertaining to culture, organizational design, performance management, and acquisition integration.


Riverwood welcomes human resources director

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to welcome Lee Reichenbach as human resources director and member of its senior management team.

“With a unique combination of experience in human resources and retail management, Lee brings tremendous skills to managing our workforce,” said Todd Sandberg.

For the past 18 years, Reichenbach worked for Walmart in human resources and multi-unit management roles, including district manager of 11 pharmacies and nine vision centers.


Aqua Metals Announces Appointment of Terri Bradfield as Vice President of Human Resources

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQMS) (“Aqua Metals” or the “Company”), which is reinventing lead recycling with its AquaRefining™ technology, today announced the appointment of Terri Bradfield as Vice President of Human Resources, reporting to President, Steve Cotton.

Bradfield joins Aqua Metals from Klondex Gold & Silver Mining, where she spent two years as Director of Human Resources.