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When should you consider hiring interim employees

Is now the time to invest in hiring interim staff? Renowned for their specialist skill sets, flexibility and ability to work remotely - with minimal face-time - interim employees are an ideal solution where an organization has a critical business need but limited time or resources available to onboard.

Here, we take you through the scenarios where you should consider hiring specialist interim employees.

Working remotely

During challenging periods where remote working is allowing you (as much as possible) to maintain ‘business as usual’ operations, onboarding new talent can be a challenge.  

A dispersed, remote team does not allow for the typical approach to onboarding, training, and meet & greets. In a situation where face-to-face interaction is limited, technology and video communication can prove vital for successfully onboarding of new staff.

Accustomed to working remotely and hitting the ground running, interim staff can be the ideal solution to fulfil a business need, with minimal onboarding requirement.

Looking for a speedy placement that can adapt quickly to a remote working environment? Due to their experience, interim staff require little or no induction, resources or training seamlessly transitioning into a position. What’s more, an interm employee's experience of working remotely means that their communication via digital means is typically advanced. This means you can maximize their output immediately.

Time-critical projects

To implement specific projects with defined timelines, multiple interim professionals are the ideal solution, with the flexibility to work on projects that can vary in duration, size and national scope.

The breadth of experience interm staff will have around project timelines, means that they are well placed when it comes to prioritizing tasks, managing expectations and working to deadlines.  

Implementing a new technology or working practice into your business? Then talented interim leaders are the ideal solution when seeking someone with in-depth, specialist knowledge of how to roll out new technologies, as well as have an understanding of their future potential.

Temporary shortages

During busy periods with an increased workload, interim workers can alleviate a short-term skills or resource gap. Hiring an interim employee can also fulfil a skills shortage temporarily, whilst you continue to recruit a permanent position. This is particularly useful for hiring managers where the recruitment process is more drawn out due to a narrow talent pool with few suitable candidates.

Given the vast experience interim professionals typically have of projects and organization size, hiring from this pool allows you to think outside of the strict criteria you may have for permanent staff – thus speeding up time-to-hire.

Business transformation & change

Large-scale projects are a resource-intensive process, demanding the temporary input of professionals with targeted technology expertise to implement fundamental changes to your business.

Senior technology interim professionals specializing in high-level projects are required to oversee these large and often complex assignments, including business transformation projects, mergers and infrastructure changes.

Workforce contingency

Interim workers provide invaluable contingency in the instances there are time gaps between employees leaving or starting at your business. For example, where a new permanent hire has a six-month notice period, an interim manager could be a recommended option to temporarily fulfil a role during this time.

 

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