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Flexibility of interim managers 'becoming more popular'

Flexibility of interim managers 'becoming more popular'

The flexible working benefits offered by interim managers are becoming increasingly popular with employers across the UK, an expert has said.

According to Diane Morris, director of InterimWomen, believes that the use of such professionals by companies has evolved in recent times as they are no longer just seen as a stop-gap option.

Ms Morris noted that while interim workers are still taken on for reasons such as the cover of parental or sickness leave, the traditional factors behind their recruitment are now much less common.

The specialist explained independent staff members can bring a "fresh perspective" to a business while also delivering projects in areas where an organisation has a skills gap to fill.

In addition, they are also more cost-effective than permanent employees, as they do not involve overheads such as holidays or pensions.

This comes after research by SunGard Availability Services indicated that firms need to get their London 2012 Olympics staffing policies sorted sooner rather than later.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas