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The latest Ipsos MORI survey completed by IMA members for Q2 has seen a further increase for Interim Managers by 4%, illustrating that whilst confidence amongst business continues to strengthen there is still caution in recruiting permanent staff.
A particular field of growth for Interim Managers has been within Programme Manager and Project Manager roles and this has certainly been reflected by our client demand of late. Figures report that 66% of all hired Interim Managers are recruited within this capacity compared with 49% in Q1.
Business services is also a prominent sector for Interim managers illustrating the ongoing importance of the flexible resourcing options during business growth stage as companies remain focussed lean management and reducing head count.
Statistics would suggest that experienced Interim managers are to remain an important labour source for some time to come with assignments in progress in Q2 remaining high.