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As we go through 2014, we are experiencing increasing demand for clients requiring short term flexible resource to help both in the UK and internationally. As a member firm of the IMA (Interim Management Association) we see the latest figures purport that 89% of all UK Interim Management providers believe international assignments will increase in 2015.
Business challenges are global and there is a comparable need internationally for help with transformation, projects, operations, strategic business development, business improvement, restructuring and turnaround. As in the UK, there is increasing demand for specialist skills for short term, business critical needs and it’s not always possible to find this resource on a local basis.
The interim market represents a flexible, short term solution for organisations that lack the capacity or internal capability to drive specific projects forward and whilst they can source a strong fit culturally on a local basis, the ability to tap into an existing proven talent resource is becoming increasingly valuable with our overseas and our UK based clients with international operations.
International assignments do tend to be shorter in duration than UK assignments but we find this works well for those interims executives working overseas.
Macallam has strong experience of working with overseas clients and candidates around Europe and further afield and whilst it represents a smaller percentage of our placements we concur with the IMA’s findings and look forward to helping our clients with international operations shape their business.