The latest Ipsos MORI survey completed by IMA (Interim Management Association) members for Q2 has seen a further increase for Interim Managers by 4%, illustrating that whilst confidence amongst business continues to strengthen there is still caution in recruiting permanent staff.
A particular field of growth for Interim Managers has been within Programme Management and Project Management roles and this has certainly been reflected by our client demand of late. Figures report that 66% of all Interim Managers on assignment are engaged within this capacity compared with 49% in Q1.
Business services are also a prominent sector for Interim managers illustrating the ongoing importance of the flexible resourcing options during business growth stage. Companies also remain focused on lean management and reducing head count as managing costs is still an important objective and therefore value, delivery and ROI are important success factors when engaging an Interim manager.
Statistics would suggest that experienced Interim managers are to remain an important resourcing solution for some time to come with assignments in progress in Q2 remaining high.
For more information please contact Steven Wynne on 01423 704153.