Businesses based in London office space and elsewhere in the UK are hiring an increasing number of interim managers, according to a new survey.
A study by the Interim Management Association and Ipsos Mori found that as economic recovery starts to pick up, there is increased demand for people to take charge of specialist projects, financial assignments and business expansion projects.
Overall, there has been a 29 per cent increase in the number of interim managers working on special projects, with both the private and public sector hiring such workers.
Jason Atkinson, chair of the association, said that the increased demand is positive, given the current “choppy” economic conditions.
“Interims with vital niche skills in project management and financial expertise who are able to lead companies through tough challenges and deliver new growth are evidently most attractive to businesses right now,” he added.
According to the Interim Management Association, interim managers are generally hired for short, high intensity assignments.