Interim roles becoming vital to business

Employers are becoming increasingly dependent on interim managers, research
reveals.

A survey of more than 100 companies shows that the use of interim managers
has grown by 40 per cent year-on-year.

Finance, HR, IT and CRM are the most sought after functions for interim
management with urgency and speed of response the top priorities.

Companies say the objectivity brought by experienced interim managers allows
for more effective management of change.

Patrique Habboo, managing director of Praxis, which carried out the
research, said: "This survey reinforces our belief that interim management
has gained considerable ground and wider acceptance in the UK, and is now seen
as the best solution to senior, short-term skill gaps.

"We have noticed the increasing trend towards a more strategic use of
interim management, as well as the traditional contingent use."

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