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Category archives: Interim Management

How professional is your interim manager? Check the legal structure they operate under

Amid the 4.6 million people in the UK working for themselves (15% of the total workforce), there are broad categories and labels – freelancer, independent professional, interim manager, contractor, self-employed – but few hard boundaries. Some categories contain others, and some merge into the next, a continuum rather than distinct subsets. Where “contractor” leaves off and ...

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You Want the Employee to Start When? The Lowdown on Recruitment Lead Times

Companies seeking to recruit a new employee tend to fall into two distinct camps vis-à-vis the urgency of the hire. In one camp, the hire is planned; it’s part of that year’s business plan, with a thorough and complete job description and expected costings detailed down to the penny. In the other ...

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Beware of the bogus man from Del Monte

Some of you might be old enough to remember that Del Monte produced an iconic advertising campaign in the 1980s with the catchphrase "The Man from Del Monte he says YES". He was a charming man, well dressed who gave the ‘go ahead’ when satisfied that his product was ready to go to market. The ...

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Flex appeal: why freelancers, contractors and agency workers choose to work this way

Working on a temporary basis is part of many people’s career paths. More than one in three people (36%) in Great Britain have worked as a contractor, freelancer or agency worker at some point in their career, and 41% are considering working that way in the future.

This is according to a survey of ...

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What is HR Interim and why?

HR Interim Management is the temporary provision of Human Resource Management resources and skills.
HR Interim Manager is not a term that should be used to describe those individuals who look to interim HR opportunities as a temporary stopgap whilst looking for their next permanent opportunity, but should instead be reserved for individuals who are ...

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The Myth of the “True” Interim Executive

In the interim management industry there’s a common line of thinking that interim managers have a critical inflection point in their careers, before which they were regular employees, and afterwards they are interim managers forever – “true” interim managers. Observed deviations from this are described as mistakes: The executive found they were mistaken about being ...

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Learnings from A Human Lie Detector

How to Get To The Truth

The Executives Online team were privileged to host over 50 HR Directors and C Level Business Leaders at the Churchill Hyatt Regency in London last week for a fantastic networking event focused on Deception Detection – we hope you can join us next time!

World renowned expert and “human lie ...

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Deception & Detection – The networking event not to be missed


Deception & Detection – The networking event not to be missed.

We would be delighted if you can join us at the Hyatt Regency, Portman Square, London for this networking event.

Having organised and attended networking events over the last 15 years I’d like to think I know what might bring busy people together.

Food for ...

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Should we Ignore Emails?

In its early days, one of the joys of email was the access it provided to people who might otherwise be inaccessible, or very difficult to reach.  The prospect of being able to speak directly to a CEO, without the filter of corporate flaks, personal assistants, and other gatekeepers, was intoxicating.

Today, working within a ...

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Strategic projects drive private sector use of interim management

The Interim Management Association’s (IMA) latest Ipsos MORI quarterly survey of interim providers shows that between April to July 2014, there was a huge spike in interim programme and project management roles – with two thirds (66%) of all executives hired for this purpose – up by 17 percentage points from Q1, 2014. In contrast, requests ...

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