November 1, 2015 – Nesbit Partners has recruited Mike Poole as vice president of human resources for Hologic. The search was conducted by Bob Nesbit, managing partner.
Mr. Poole has held various HR positions with global food and beverage leader PepsiCo, including global communications, legal, corporate HR, security, as well as compliance & ethics. He most recently served as senior HR director of global functions at the company. His position prior to that was HR director PepsiCo Americas Beverages.
Hologic is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium molecular diagnostic products and services that are used to diagnose human diseases, screen donated human blood and to aid in biomedical research. It is also a leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of medical imaging systems and biopsy devices as well as surgical and treatment products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women.
Demand for C-level HR executives is rising, according to recruiters specializing in the function, as upbeat U.S. hiring forecasts point to a growing sense of urgency within the HR community to prepare and plan for potential talent shortages.
Recent hiring trends show that a full one-third of companies polled said their organizations were hiring for HR positions. This number is up from 20 percent just 18 months ago.
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 the summer 2015 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.
This research concurs with findings from Hunt Scanlon CHRO surveys which indicate that as large companies bring their more significant executive recruiting work in-house, there is a developing need for top-flight CHROs who can oversee the entire corporate personnel spectrum, from top to bottom.
Nesbit Partners is a boutique search firm that offers an array of global human capital consulting services. The firm focuses on senior level assignments in a variety of functions, including general management, human resources, marketing, technology and operations, for domestic and international clients ranging in size from startup to Fortune 500.
Mr. Nebit has recently filled HR positions for companies including Steinway, Affinion, Beiersdorf and Connexions Loyalty.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media