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It is great news for experienced Interim Managers as demand is continuing to soar. The latest Ipsos MORI survey completed by IMA members for Q1 has already seen an increase of 15% together with an 18% increase in fresh enquiries from clients for interim candidates; a reflection of the general upturn in the UK economy.
Other interesting findings substantiated by our figures here is an increase in public sector assignments which are reportedly up from 30% to 44%. Also highlighted in the report as one of the key areas to benefit has been Sales and Marketing where there have previously been fewer opportunities for Interim Managers.
There are good times for interims with the right skills as demand is strong and day rates are still rising so clients are being forced to act quickly to appoint the best candidate. However, organisation’s expectations are also changing and with focus still around business transformation and consolidation; adding value is the client’s key driver.
The challenge for any business with a short term business critical need is appointing the best candidate in the shortest possible time and ensuring that the interim delivers on a number of key criteria. Macallam provides a shortlist of the most appropriate candidates within days of the client briefing and we ensure the long term success of our placements based on creating mutually beneficial relationships.