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Public sector interim recruitment 'likely to pick up'

23 March 2012

Interim manager recruitment levels in the public sector are likely to rebound in the second half of this year, according to the Interim Management Association (IMA).

Jason Atkinson, chairman of the organisation, observed that the number of interim hires among government bodies has fallen in recent months, as the public sector makes widespread cutbacks.

However, Mr Atkinson said many public organisations will soon come to realise that organisational changes resulting from the present economic climate will soon provide an incentive to call upon the expertise offered by interim managers.

Currently, the public sector accounts for around 30 per cent of interim hires, a figure which Mr Atkinson expects will rise back up to around 35 per cent in the third and fourth quarters of 2012.

This would fall in line with the level seen prior to the recession, which he described as "probably a healthy number".

According to recent IMA figures, the amount of business generated by the UK's top interim managers has jumped 93 per cent in the past five years to £196 million.

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Categories: Central Government, Public Sector


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