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Interim managers 'offer more than a safe pair of hands'

5 June 2009

Companies have been encouraged to take advantage of the skills and expertise offered by interim managers.

Jason Atkinson, deputy chairman of the Interim Management Association, said that by definition, turnaround directors tend to be overqualified for roles in which they work.

This, he stated, means they can be considered as more than just a safe pair of hands, as they have specialist experience and knowledge that can be applied within a short space of time.

Mr Atkinson said this could be particularly useful if nobody in a particular company has the required skills to perform the task.

"The board might look around and say, 'who could do this job?'," he commented.

Mr Atkinson described interims as flexible and strategic resourcing options for both the public and private sector, adding that demand in the latter has risen considerably in the last five years.

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