Interim use at five-year high in FTSE firms

The number of interims employed in FTSE 250 companies is at its highest
level for five years.

New figures show that 80 per cent are employing interim managers at senior
executive and board level, up from 65 per cent last year.

Nick Robeson, now at the helm of the trade body for interim management, the
Interim Management Association (IMA), said it was "an exciting time"
for the industry.

He added that the economic mood of the country was creating the perfect
business environment for more interims to have even greater influence.

Robeson, also chief executive of Boyden Interim
Management, told Personnel Today he wanted to increase awareness of the
positive impact interim managers can have in business. But he said companies
were already waking up to the benefits of interims, with many using them
proactively rather than reactively.

"There is a maturity coming into the market place which hasn’t been
there previously," he said.

"Companies are contacting interim providers in advance. Historically it
was ‘I need an HR director tomorrow because the proverbial has hit the

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