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.

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/flipkart-hires-smriti-singh-as-its-chief-human-resources-officer/articleshow/66649756.cms

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.

Source: https://channels.theinnovationenterprise.com/articles/ibm-and-kronos-partner-to-develop-ai-enabled-hr-system/

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.

Source: http://business-review.eu/business/human-resources/how-hr-industry-will-change-in-2019-190490

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.

Source: https://wwd.com/business-news/media/chandler-joins-endeavor-as-chief-human-resources-officer-1202882040/

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.

Source: https://www2.staffingindustry.com/eng/Editorial/Daily-News/World-Adecco-appoints-Chief-Human-Resources-Officer-47728

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.

Source: http://www.ottumwacourier.com/news/school-district-hires-new-human-resources-director/article_385822f6-cbfa-11e8-a2e3-43e8b6cd46c7.html

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.

Source: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181008005188/en/Tony-Buffum-Named-FLIR-Systems%E2%80%99-Chief-Human

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.

Source: http://www.messagemedia.co/aitkin/news/business/riverwood-welcomes-human-resources-director/article_bfb65a78-b5f3-11e8-933b-4bd31252b680.html

Diana L. Scott Joins Guardian as Chief Human Resources Officer

NEW YORKAug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®(Guardian) today announced that Diana L. Scott will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO).

Scott will be a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team and report to Deanna Mulligan, Guardian’s President and Chief Executive Officer.Scott has served on many healthcare and professional boards.

Source: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/diana-l-scott-joins-guardian-as-chief-human-resources-officer-300700214.html

Aurora Cannabis Appoints Dr. Debra Wilson Chief Human Resources Officer

EDMONTONAug. 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Aurora Cannabis Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. Debra Wilson has been promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective immediately.

Dr. Wilson joined the Company in June, 2017 and previously served as Vice President and Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Debra earned her PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from Capella University, and her MBA from Royal Roads University.

Source: https://www.newcannabisventures.com/aurora-cannabis-appoints-dr-debra-wilson-chief-human-resources-officer/