As customers are increasingly demanding more from businesses, it is unsurprising that so many organisations are going through some form of change and transformation. However, to ensure these journeys are successful every business will need experts in their teams who they can trust. This is when many turn to high calibre interim managers to guide their teams in the right direction.Continue reading
In recent months, I have found myself involved in discussions with leaders in my network, which have led me to reflect on the Interim market as a whole and question what interim trends we should expect to emerge in the coming months.
Considering that these discussions have primarily been with career interims, in the truest sense that they operate through their own Limited Companies and typically are engaged at times of change / transformation, I wondered if we would have seen any significant changes as to how assignments are sourced with the emergence of the ‘gig economy’ and global rise in social media?Continue reading
As an Associate Director of global executive search firm EO, I am frequently asked by candidates, what makes a great interim manager and how do they make sure they get the first call from their network.
There is no succinct or one answer to these questions, however when looking back on the most successful interim placements I’ve made, there are several synergies that all these candidates have in common.Continue reading
My learnings from the Procurement Leaders World Procurement Congress 2017 and how Interim Executives can help.
The world of procurement is changing at pace.
I was fortunate enough to be invited by Procurement Leaders to their World Procurement Congress at the InterContinental Hotel, O2 in London this week. There was an array of hot topics and discussions particularly around automation, strategy and talent which got me thinking how procurement interims can bring value in these areas for today’s CPO’s.
These trends represent a fantastic opportunity for the Interim Procurement industry and as the Practice Manager for Interim Procurement here at EO, I left the conference very buoyed and excited for the future.
As an Interim Leader your ability to create impact is the key ingredient for both your success and the success of the organisations that hire you. After all, you’ve typically been engaged to implement change and turn the business around in a short amount of time, so you’ve got to hit the ground running.
The first few days are the most crucial in any new interim assignment, whether it’s a transformation, change or a turnaround programme this your opportunity to outline goals, objectives and manage the expectations of the business.
Co-authored with Ashley Waite
As an executive search consultant working within the finance market, I meet on average 10-15 CFOs per month. The key recurring themes from my meetings tend to be centred on change management and how CFOs can drive these projects, whilst being transparent and more connected to the business.
I sat down with Ashley Waite, Finance and IT Transformation Director at NTT Data to co-author this article. Ashley believes that CFOs need to focus on three key interrelated elements: people, process and technology. He also talked about how this will enable CFOs and their teams to become better business partners.
The 2016 IIM survey results were recently published and we are proud to have retained our Platinum Partner status as a top 20 Interim Management provider for the fifth year in a row. As one of the first recruitment firms to specialise in interim management, it’s a testament to our team that we have consistently been voted as a key provider in this space since the IIM survey began.Continue reading
Change is the new business as usual. As a global Interim Management and Search Firm we know that modern resource management in the context of projects is both tricky and a huge opportunity for leadership teams.
The vast majority of business leaders we deal with are either in growth or change mode and need help fast with their major strategic programs.
Changing social demographics, disruptive new technologies and globalisation all require fresh leadership and fresh perspectives. But where should you turn to obtain this additional input and resource for these vital initiatives and projects?Continue reading
Becoming an interim manager is potentially a very exciting career move. From interim management you often get a lot more variation than you have had in your corporate career, the ability to negate a lot of the politics that you've previously been involved with and potentially some very good reward. A lot of people, when they first get into interim management though are quite surprised by the number of different factors that lead to a successful interim career. The team at EO have put together the following tips for you if you're thinking about becoming an interim manager to help you navigate all that.Continue reading