FirstLight Home Care Appoints Julie Doyle as Executive Director of Human Resources
Award-winning national home care franchise hires human resources expert to recruit and retain exceptional caregivers, further enhance company's culture of care
CINCINNATI, Nov. 29, 2017 -- FirstLight Home Care, a leading national provider of non-medical home care, has appointed Julie Doyle as its new executive director of human resources, talent acquisition, and client care services.
"One of the biggest challenges in the home care industry is the recruitment and retention of great caregivers," said Jeff Bevis, CEO of FirstLight Home Care. "Finding those folks who share your vision and core values of serving others, and being able to retain them, is challenging. Julie has the skills and depth of experience we were seeking. She will work closely with company executives and franchisees to help them develop talent and execute a people strategy to further cultivate FirstLight's culture of care."
Doyle, a native of Cincinnati, has more than 25 years of experience leading the strategic human resources and talent acquisition function in various industries, including large franchise businesses. She will direct FirstLight's human resources team and create a strong foundation for the franchise's recruiting program. This includes overseeing all human resources policies, practices and procedures, and supporting all franchisees and members of the franchise team to deliver the highest level of service. Doyle holds a Bachelor of Science in human resources management from the University of Cincinnati, as well as the SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications.
"One of the main reasons I wanted to be a part of the FirstLight team is the company's culture of care," Doyle said. "The company is focused on its culture throughout the system, and everyone is clear on why they are here. This level of clarity is something you do not always see in an organization."
Doyle went on to say, “My goal is to ensure our franchisees achieve their goals through their people — to help each owner cultivate the culture of care in their own business to help attract, retain and develop their caregivers. If franchise owners cultivate our culture of care philosophy with their caregivers, their caregivers will continue to provide exceptional care to clients.”
FirstLight offers complete non-medical companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery and other adults in need of assistance. Services include bathing and hygiene, walking and mobility assistance, continence and toileting assistance, as well as household services such as cooking, cleaning, and running errands.
For more information about FirstLight Home Care's franchise opportunities, visit www.firstlightfranchise.com.
About FirstLight Home Care
FirstLight Home Care is a top rated non-medical home care provider with a network of offices that provides 93,000 hours per week in care for more than 4,300 clients in over 33 states. The company has created a new standard in home care by combining best practices with innovative approaches to make them an emerging market leader in a rapidly-growing industry. Companion and personal care services can be provided at private residences, assisted living and retirement communities, nursing homes, adult-family homes or group homes. Clients include seniors, new mothers, individuals recovering from surgery, adults with disabilities and anyone who might just need a little extra care or assistance. Visit www.firstlighthomecare.com to learn more.