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Interim managers recommended for HR services

6 April 2010

Appointing an interim manager to oversee the HR department can help businesses to avoid ongoing external consultancy fees, an expert has claimed.

In a recent article for Fresh Business Thinking, HR consultant Phil Clarke explained how an interim appointment can have many advantages in this area, particularly where smaller companies are concerned.

"[Interim executives] are highly experienced and used to adding value from day one, providing direction and leadership with the expectation of delivering tangible results," he said.

Mr Clarke also used the website to point out that the use of an interim HR manager can "shift to a part-time or ad hoc basis" once planned changes have taken place and best practice has been established within the organisation.

"Investing in HR expertise in the early stages of growth is critical to efficiency and good business performance," he added.

Last month, an Accountancy Age article explained how small businesses may opt to appoint an interim manager for tax services, as an alternative to bringing such functions in-house.

Paul Botting chair of the IMA and head of Odgers Interim Commercial practice supported the sentiment of this article indicating the Ipsos Mori survey has shown consistently (over a four year period) that HR is a fundamental element of the growing Interim Industry. HR placements run at around 20 /25% of all assignments. The IMA commissions the survey quarterly each year.

Odgers Interim are UK leaders in Interim Management solutions for the Commercial Sector. We have offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Cardiff as well as over 50 offices globally. We are the only Interim Management providers who are part of a top tier international executive search firm. We work closely with our executive search colleagues to find candidates who can offer short term solutions with long term benefits. www.odgersinterim.com


Categories: Human Resources

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