Interim demand soars

Demand for interim managers has increased by 22% despite the wider senior management recruitment market remaining quiet.

Research from Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Interim Management Association shows that demand for interims in Q3 2011 was 22% higher than the previous quarter.

Interim Partners says that the number of new assignments given to interims is at its highest since the third quarter of 2009 and is driven by a weak economic outlook.

Doug Baird, Managing Director, Interim Partners, says: “Businesses are already taking steps to respond to the Eurozone crisis by trying to become as lean as they can. That is creating demand for interims with experience of going into a businesses and taking out any non-core costs in a way that has the least possible impact on customers and staff morale.”

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