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Interim executive recruitment 'altering'

9 June 2009

The traditional concept of the interim executive could be changing as a result of the saturation of the UK labour market.

That is according to a survey carried out by the talent management agency Ochre House, which discovered that 70 per cent of the organisations questioned indicated that they would prefer someone coming from a permanent role when making interim management appointments.

Conventionally, temporary executives are career interims and have suffered from an "unfortunate generalisation" of indifference in their roles, the consultancy suggested.

Martin Smith, director of Ochre House, believes that this overview is incorrect as most are "highly professional" in their approach to transitional employment.

He said: "There is a definite perception amongst employers that someone who has come into the market because of redundancy is going to be more committed."

In general, the recruitment of interim management has been boosted by the global economic downturn, according to the Times newspaper, as firms are reluctant to employ permanent directors.

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