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Interim managers 'should be selected based on companies' needs'

16 August 2011

Companies that are pursuing an interim manager recruitment policy have been advised to choose staff that best suit the needs of their business.

Marc Lawn, managing director of consultancy service thebusinessgp.com, stated that interim bosses should be selected based on how they will fit into a team, with particular regard to what skills they possess.

For example, some firms may need a manager who can "hit the ground running", while others will require a more resilient approach, variables which will exist even among recruits with the same qualifications.

Mr Lawn also observed that companies should deliberate over whether they need someone with focused expertise in one sector, or an interim manager with broader knowledge of a number of industries.

"You have to take a lot more consideration of not just the functional expertise that you're trying to bring in but also the role that individual plays within the organisation," he said.

Data released by the Interim Management Association earlier this year showed that interim manager recruitment has risen in 2011 compared to 2010.

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