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Is an Interim Manager right for my business?

Finding the right staff for your business to grow isn’t always an easy task, it can mean months and months of advertising the vacancy, conducting interviews, doing background checks and so on – and this all becomes even more of a hassle if you are on a deadline due to staff leaving, or a looming project.Hiring Interim Managers - &copy Dreamstime

One possible way around this is to approach a firm about hiring an interim manager, this allows you to hire someone who has a high level of expertise in their particular area, a few examples are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Sales
  • Logistics
  • Human Resources
  • Finance

Typically you would want an interim manager for a fairly short space of time, rather then to plug a full-time hole in your team, their contracts are flexible so could be from a few days, to a year or more if it is a complex project that you need them for. Studies have shown that the average need for an interim manager is approximately 2-3 months.

Interim managers tend by their nature to be highly dedicated, target focused members of your team as they are employed for a specific purpose and can therefore concentrate on the specific challenges of the task you set them.

If you go through an intermediary company it allows them to go through a few things with you to ensure they get the right person for you needs, and then frees you from the business of filling the vacancy and allows you to concentrate on running your business.

They will then vet any potential candidates on your behalf, and contact you to discuss any that meet your criteria, running through all the relevant experience, past history, and references to allow you to make the choice quickly and easily.

The chosen candidate for your new interim manager can normally start right away, allowing you to move forward far faster then you would have been able to if you we hiring staff the conventional way. The intermediary will also stay in touch throughout the term of the contract to ensure that everything is going smoothly for both you and your interim manager.


 
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