Former P&G manager hired as HR chief of Cincinnati health care firm

Sycamore Township-based FirstLight HomeCare has hired Procter & Gamble Co. veteran Kim McGraw as executive director of talent acquisition, HR and client services.

McGraw began her career with P&G and rose to be a regional human resources manager during more than 20 years with the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods such as Tide detergent (NYSE: PG).


Reward Gateway Announces Integration Partnership With BambooHR

Global employee engagement company, Reward Gateway has announced a partnership with BambooHR, a leading HR software provider for small and medium-sized businesses. The collaboration will integrate BambooHR’s Human Resource Information System (HRIS), which serves more than 13,000 customers and supports more than 1 million employees, with Reward Gateway’s Employee Engagement Platform, which is trusted by over 1,800 clients.


The 10 fastest-growing HR apps

Now more than ever, HR departments are relying on apps and other technology to improve processes and streamline payroll, onboarding, benefits administration and other tasks. That’s good news for HR tech companies, which continue to grow rapidly.

But which apps are HR professionals turning to the most?

For the answer, cloud identity management company Okta reviewed deployment data of its 5,600 customers on more than 5,500 app integrations. Customer deployments are the number of Okta clients who are using the app and the number of active unique users who have logged into the app via Okta at least one time in the past 30 days, a spokesperson for the company says. It reviewed data between Nov. 1, 2017 and Oct, 31, 2018.


Workday beats UltiPro, BambooHR for most deployed HR app

Dive Brief:
Workday is the most popular HR app by number of customer deployments, followed by UltiPro, BambooHR, SAP SuccessFactors and Namely, according to a report by Okta. The report identified the apps based on the login activity of Okta’s 5,600 customers on more than 5,500 app integrations.
The San Francisco-based identity management company found Namely was the fastest-growing HR app with 67% year-over-year customer growth, followed by BambooHR at 51% and UltiPro at 50%. Workday, the most popular app, had the fifth-fastest growth for HR apps at 28%. Survey participants expressed frustration with video conferencing apps, particularly Skype; 21% said Skype is their least favorite app to use and 16% said it is the most stressful app to use.


Namely’s Second Annual HR Careers Report Releases Data Around Gender, Diversity, and Pay in the HR Industry

Namely, the leading HR platform for mid-sized companies, has published its annual HR Careers Report, which offers insights into the human resource profession — around demographics, diversity, pay, and more—to help build a better workplace.

As modern HR professionals combat the outdated stereotypes that have long plagued them (from the “fun police” to the “complaint department”), the HR Careers Report takes a closer look at those leading the field. So what does HR look like today and what new trends are emerging? See below for highlights from the Namely report.


Tips on how to advance your HR career

Taking risks, consistent networking and following the road less travelled by can make all the difference for human resources professionals seeking opportunities to get ahead, according to a panel of experts.

“Your career is not necessarily going to be always on the trajectory up,” said Su Diana, senior manager of learning and talent development at Foresters Financial in Toronto.


SHRM Live: HR Influencers Ignite Changes in the Workplace

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) broadcast “SHRM Live” on Feb. 1, a livestreamed event in which business and HR leaders talked with SHRM staff about how HR is creating better workplaces.

“If we get it right—if we transform work—we have the capacity to create true social change,” said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and CEO of SHRM.

Take the City of Pittsburgh’s response to the #MeToo movement: Janet Manuel, SHRM-CP, director of HR for the city, told the SHRM Live audience the city government implemented bystander training to empower workers to speak up when they saw co-workers being harassed. Training to “follow the rules so we don’t get in trouble,” wasn’t working, she said.


What will be new in HR – 2019

The HR industry is undergoing major changes and developments in technology and how we view employees. The expectation from the companies are growing rapidly, and HR departments are striving to retain employees and improve the working culture. The HR sector has a whole new world of possibility to explore reporting and recruiting software, managing employee data and social media at their fingertips.