Sue Smith, partner at Boyden, said that hiring an interim manager is a question of defining the immediate needs, what the key deliverables are and then finding someone suitably sized for that business.
If companies were hiring someone permanently it could take months, whereas if they opt for interim staff then they already have the people with the skills and experience required.
"They tend to be people who are very much more experienced and have wider experience, and therefore they usually cover the piece of work that needs to be delivered," Ms Smith explained.
She said there has been a steady increase in interim manager usage, and the understanding and awareness that there are "very good people" who do not necessarily want a role permanently, but can make a major impact.
"They are happy to come in and spend six to 12 months in a business and help that business change for the future," the expert added.
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Source: The Sales Director News