DHR International kicks off CHRO search for PPL Corporation

DHR International has been retained by PPL Corporation to lead its search for a chief human resources officer (CHRO). The search will be conducted by Jerry McGrath, managing partner of the firm’s global human resources practice, along with Joe Huddle, its industrial practice managing partner, and senior associate Christine Pasieka.

DHR International recruits hundreds of human resource professionals annually to its global client roster. Areas of specialty within the firm’s human resources practice include CHRO; compensation & benefits; divisional & geographic generalists; diversity; executive leadership & development; HR information systems & operations; industrial & labor relations; talent management & organizational development; and talent acquisition. DHR has completed a number of recent CHRO searches for companies, including Michaels Stores, Delphi and Under Armour.

According to a just released survey from the Society for Human Resource Management, the need for HR expertise increases dramatically with company size. Just one percent of small companies (those with one to 99 employees) are recruiting for HR positions, according to its summer survey results. On the other end of the spectrum, nearly two thirds (65 percent) of employers with 25,000 or more workers are now hiring for HR jobs.

About PPL Corporation:
Established in 1920, PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) is a global energy company delivering electricity and natural gas to more than 10.5 million customers in Pennsylvania, Kentucky and the U.K. The company is based in Allentown, PA.

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