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Companies 'should select interim managers that fit their culture'

21 July 2011

Firms seeking to gain the maximum benefit from interim executive recruitment should seek to choose a freelancer who fits well with their corporate culture.

Tara Daynes, HR and training consultant and member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said it is important to look at interim managers' skills and attributes and how they may correlate to the vacant role.

For example, some positions may require interim staff with strong communication skills or organisational ability, while others may push teamwork and leadership aptitude to the forefront.

Businesses should therefore discuss working practices and objectives with interim managers beforehand to ensure the best possible results, noted Ms Daynes.

"Often the most productive and successful freelancers are the ones that are fully engaged and feel they have a strong, constructive relationship with the organisation," she added.

Earlier this year, an Ipsos MORI survey commissioned by the Interim Management Association revealed a 13 per cent year-on-year increase in interim assignments in the first quarter of 2011.

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