Category archives: Interim Management

You Want the Employee to Start When? The Lowdown on Recruitment Lead Times

Companies seeking to recruit a new employee tend to fall into two distinct camps vis-à-vis the urgency of the hire. In one camp, the hire is planned; it’s part of that year’s business plan, with a thorough and complete job description and expected costings detailed down to the penny. In the other ...

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Flex appeal: why freelancers, contractors and agency workers choose to work this way

Working on a temporary basis is part of many people’s career paths. More than one in three people (36%) in Great Britain have worked as a contractor, freelancer or agency worker at some point in their career, and 41% are considering working that way in the future.

This is according to a survey of ...

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The Myth of the “True” Interim Executive

In the interim management industry there’s a common line of thinking that interim managers have a critical inflection point in their careers, before which they were regular employees, and afterwards they are interim managers forever – “true” interim managers. Observed deviations from this are described as mistakes: The executive found they were mistaken about being ...

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Seven messages from the 2014 World Employment Conference

Last month’s annual gathering of Ciett, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies, saw federations and recruiters from over 30 different countries converge on Brussels for the 2014 World Employment Conference.  This year’s event was hosted by Federgon – the Belgian federation – and included a number of key messages for European recruiters, their clients ...

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Interim management: the view across Europe

Today, what does European interim management look like? How does it vary by country? What are the forces and drivers shaping interim management for the future? In this Executives Online blog post, we’ll profile a few selected countries, representing different stages of market development, with commentary and insights from the Executives Online managing partners ...

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The job for life no longer exists. The average (median) tenure for people’s current jobs in the UK is now significantly less than 4 years, yet only 25 years ago it was almost 10 years. The average number of different jobs held in a lifetime is now 11.8 for men and 10.6 ...

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Across all sectors in 2013, requests from Executives Online clients for interim IT project and program managers have surged by more than 50% on last year. The recruitment trade press is presently rife with reports of salaries and day rates finally rising following a long period of stagnation. Interim PMs’ pay rates – which already can ...

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The Debate Over Defining Interim Management

Those not immersed in interim management might be surprised to learn that there’s quite the controversy over its definition. Almost every interim management provider, as well as trade body the Interim Management Association, address the issue via their websites and marketing material and all differ in their opinions.

Most agree on a definition that ...

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