Companies demand temporary managers to help them through crisis

A new survey has found that interim managers will be in high demand in the next 12 months, as companies seek assistance to get them through the economic crisis.

A new survey of 265 companies across Australia by finance and accounting recruitment firm, Aequalis Consulting found that 52 percent of organisations plan to appoint an interim manager in the next 12 months to assist them through the recession. Of these, 47 percent will bring on board interim management in the next six months.

Aequalis Consulting director Simon Boulton said more companies are planning to utilise the skills of interim professionals as part of their strategic planning for growth and change.

“As businesses become leaner with even greater focus on productivity and value for money, interim management will become an increasingly important solution.”

Respondents said their organisations appointed interim managers for three main reasons: to take on specific projects (38 percent), to assist them through periods of change (26 percent) and to fill an unexpected absence/vacancy (23 percent).

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