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Is now the time to take the plunge into interim management?
The Guardian Supplement on Interim Management 26.11.09 asks that with the job market shrinking, there is a wealth of talent around. But not everyone is suited to interim work. Is now a sensible time to become an interim? Paul Botting, thinks it is. "Interim is in growth mode and within that, public sector is the fastest growing part of the interim market. Most interims will have to set up a limited company and be VAT registered and they'll have to have professional indemnity insurance. They need to recognise that they will be parachuted in at short notice to solve a problem - to seize an opportunity or minimise a risk. It can be a lonely life, you have to take the team with you quickly and build relationships..then six months later you might move on and have to start again"
Paul Botting is the Managing Director of OdgersInterim which is the interim management division of the UK's leading headhunters, Odgers Berndtson. OdgersInterim supplies interim managers for the public and private sector in the UK and globally. It has specialist interim management consultants based in 7 regional offices throughout in England, Wales and Scotland.