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Interim managers 'help fill specialist roles'

17 February 2010

Many employers are using interim management expertise to solve temporary recruitment difficulties in highly-skilled positions.

This is according to Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), who said that the flexibility provided by interim managers can often be a valuable business tool.

In addition, he suggested that the current wariness of taking on permanent staff among British companies is increasing the scope for interim appointments in many cases.

Mr Hadley said that interims and other temporary staff give businesses "the chance to react quickly to new opportunities in a challenging market, as well as providing a vital outlet at a time when employers are naturally cautious about taking new staff on permanently".

The industry expert cited that latest Jobs Outlook from the REC, which found that one in four UK employers intend to increase the number of temporary appointments they make in the next year.

According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, many interim managers have an opportunity to turn their position into a permanent role, providing they can demonstrate their value and bring new ideas to the table.

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