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HR director claims interims 'must gain loyalty'

14 July 2009

Executives considering occupying interim management positions must be able to form relationships quickly and gain loyalty from their employees.

That is according to Gi Cheesman, an experienced interim human resources (HR) director within the public sector, who explained that transitional executives have to be able to adjust to the "nuances" of individual organisations.

Discussing recruitment trends in the UK's interim market, Ms Cheesman - currently working as HR director at Shropshire Council - told Local Government Chronicle that demand was still high in finance, procurement and HR positions.

She told the web portal: "You have to show your worth in the first couple of hours - there is no induction day as an interim.

"You have got to assess the organisation, and get it right and you have to create relationships fast."

Other skills required by turnaround executives were highlighted by the director of Interim Assignment Simon Berry earlier this month, who suggested that they should be action-orientated, deadline-focused and adaptable, Computing reported.


Categories: Central Government, Human Resources

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