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Interim managers 'cheap and cost effective'

6 September 2010

Hiring an interim manager is often the best financial option for a local authority, it has been suggested.

Norfolk County Council has faced recent criticism for the number of interim workers on its book, but the work of such professionals has been staunchly defended by Bill Borrett, cabinet member for corporate affairs and efficiency.

He told the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press that using interim managers and workers means the council is not liable for normal employment costs such as National Insurance, annual leave, sick pay and pensions contributions.

"It's then much cheaper and cost effective than bringing in a permanent member of staff or a company," said Mr Borrett.

He added that interim appointments can also be used to fill specialist vacancies in a quick manner.

Last month, David Harries, director of the IMA Institute, explained that interim managers help to achieve rapid results at an organisation without adding to its overall headcount.

Categories: Local Government


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