The Dos and Don’ts of Temporarily Hiring Management

It’s never easy to accept that your company may need interim management. Usually circumstances outside of a company’s control has led to this need. It can be a stress inducing time for all involved.


In today’s fast paced climate temporary staff are a necessity. Usually this is a regular and relatively pain free process. There is less chance of this being the case when the position that needs filling is that of a managerial role. Due to how management positions in a company hold a lot more power and responsibility, finding someone who can step into the role so quickly and still have a satisfactory track record of experience to excel at the role can be a tricky combination.


Luckily though, today there are ample ways in which your company can find the right type of interim management for your company with relative ease. There are many mainstream job websites that allow you to advertise vacancies on a specific interim basis, allowing you to state specifically how long the interim period may last (typically interim periods are advertised as 4-6 months). While other websites will focus solely on interim positions, some even specialising in just interim management.


One of the most important things to remember if embarking into interim hiring is to not compromise on the set of skills needed by a manager in your company. There may be a temptation due to time constraints to rush the decision of who to bring in as an interim manager. If this is the case then a lot of recruitment companies are the best way to proceed. This is due to how they will have a pool of potential interim managers at their disposal to contact on your behalf. Meaning you get the necessary instantaneous management needed, without making a rushed decision within the company that lands you with an inadequate manager for however long the interim period may last.


Interim management is a common aspect for companies nowadays. Your main priorities are to make sure to get the right fit for your company when doing so, even though a manager may be interim, they are still there for a long enough period of time for them to have a detrimental effect on your company. If time is of the essence, your best approach is to hire via a recruitment company as this will ensure not compromising on the quality of the interim management, while being able to find one quickly enough.