Are You Thinking of Becoming an Interim Manager?

Written by EO Executives on Mar 08, 2018

An Interim career is one that has often proved to be as fulfilling as a Permanent career (sometimes even more so). And although working as an Interim Manager has many benefits, it may not suit everyone.  

It can offer varied, flexible ways of working. However, as you leave the security and structure offered by permanent employment it can become challenging.

As working demands change and we enter a gig economy, more individuals should expect to have a stage of their career working for specific periods of time. Particularly, in a market that seems to be becoming task orientated.   

The Interim Managers who are registered and work through EO Executives, report that if they can cope with the uncertainty of being on assignment, then they gain flexibility, independence, variety and freedom from corporate politics. Alongside the ability to very quickly and make a significant difference to the clients they support.

At EO, we are seeing an increased rate of candidates who are discovering the attractions of Interim Management as a career choice, which include:

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Are You Self-Employed? How to Get Mortgage Fit

Written by EO Executives on Feb 02, 2018

For many of our Interim contacts, the flexibility that comes with their career is what makes contracting attractive. Working as an Interim, contractor or freelancer allows you to be selective with the assignments you work. Having this flexibility also provides the opportunity to take planned career breaks or work abroad. Despite the benefits, as discussed in our previous blog ‘5 Things Interim Managers Should Consider in 2018’ we uncovered that there are several challenges facing self-employed professionals.

One of the most common challenges that comes with being self-employed is around gaining finance. Whether this be for a mortgage or personal loan, it can be a challenge. CMME are experts in providing mortgages for independent professionals, and so we have partnered with them to provide some top tips for getting a mortgage.

Why are EO writing about mortgages? As part of our mission for 2018 and beyond, we want to ensure we are adding value to the Interim community and the partnership we have in place with CMME aligns with our mission and values. So, we will be providing you with top tips and additional resources to ensure you get the best from your career.

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Your Guide to Hiring an Interim Executive in a Gig-Economy

Written by EO Executives on Jan 16, 2018

In a recent Q&A with the highly experienced and in demand HR Interim Dawn Wright, we uncovered what it is really like to operate as an interim, along with the skills, drive and mindset that an Interim brings. Dawn has not only been engaged on interim assignments but has first-hand experience in hiring interims to support change and transformation projects. If you are interested in finding out more, click here for the full interview.

In the second part of the blog series, Dawn shares her experiences and valuable tips around hiring; the challenges of establishing and measuring ROI (return on investment) and how to adapt to the changes that come with the emergence of the gig economy.

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How Should Organisations Relocate Their Manufacturing Facilities?

Written by EO Executives on Jan 15, 2018

At EO, our Interim team have had the opportunity to work with Interim experts who have lead momentous change and transformation projects. What we continuously find most rewarding comes from collaborating with these leaders. Through placing them into roles and learning about how they leverage their specialist skill sets, analytical mindsets and flexibly to offer quality expertise to organisations at a time of need.

Each Interim will have an area of specialism and organisations turn to them to solve urgent problems. Whether it be to plug a skills gap, lead a change and transformation or implement a successful re-organisation and relocation. The latter we will explore in this Q&A with highly experienced and dedicated Interim Expert, Mark White.

What we were keen to uncover from Mark was the vital insights organisations need to consider around relocation of their manufacturing facilities. Looking at why an organisation may need to consider a relocation, the skills needed for implementation, the common challenges and how to overcome them.

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How Can an Interim Add Value to Your Business?

Written by EO Executives on Jan 08, 2018

Having recruited within the Human Resources discipline for over a decade now, I have had the opportunity to build an extensive network of interim managers that are hired into organisations at time of change. From this I have had the privilege of learning and understanding how interim executives can truly add value to organisations; along with the challenges that face the interim community and the changing trends of the market.

One of the key elements that comes with my role is being a subject matter expert, and being able to respond quickly to my client’s needs. This is when I lean on my trusted network of career interims to support, identify and overcome the challenges that my clients face.

Dawn Wright is one of those individuals and having recently completed an Interim assignment through EO Executives, I was keen to understand from Dawn the value that engaging an Interim can bring.

In a series of blogs, I uncover Dawn’s insight into the Interim market which I trust will resonate with many within the interim community and provide insight to hiring leads.

So, if you are interested in gaining insight into the Interim market, do keep reading.

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Is the Rise of Self-Employment Driving Lower Home Ownership in the UK?

Written by EO Executives on Dec 14, 2017

Is the rise of self-employment driving lower home ownership in the UK?

For many, choosing to become self-employed is a great career move and provides numerous benefits. The main being you have the flexibility to form your own business, work on your terms and roll out innovative ideas. Alternatively, if you are working as a contractor/ interim manager you have the flexibility to choose which assignments you work on and when- as well as being able to add tremendous value to numerous organisations.

At EO Executives, we work with both clients and candidates to source top talent into senior interim roles. We understand that many choose to become self-employed for the flexible lifestyle, but when it comes to external factors, such as taxes, pensions and mortgages things can become a bit more complicated. The latter we will discuss in this blog and uncover whether or not the rise in self-employment is driving lower home ownership in the UK.

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How to Hire an Interim Manufacturing Expert

Written by EO Executives on Dec 04, 2017

How to Hire an Interim Manufacturing Leader...

Working in the manufacturing space allows EO to partner with some of the UK’s top interim talent. These industry experts have worked with key players within a variety of sectors such as Food & Beverage, Engineering, Packaging and Automotive to name a few. When hiring an Interim professional within the manufacturing space there are many factors that must be considered before the search commences.

Hiring an interim can be one of the most expensive hires that a company can make. However, as we concluded to in a previous blog ('Hiring an Interim is Expensive...or Is It?') the ROI is far greater than the initial outlay. We are sure that if you are in the thought process that you need to hire an interim operations manager then your business is going through a period of change/growth/transition. These can be very challenging times, so before going to market consider the following…

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How Can Interim Procurement Leaders Drive Innovation?

Written by EO Executives on Oct 18, 2017

Procurement teams are uniquely placed to drive innovation across global businesses as a direct result of the view they have throughout the value chain - this is currently a huge missed opportunity for us all.

Proactively implementing innovative initiatives will ensure that procurement departments are viewed as a truly strategic function and help push procurement executives up into the C-suite.

So where to start?

Get your team out of their seats!

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5 Things Interim Managers Should Consider for 2018

Written by EO Executives on Oct 17, 2017

Being an Interim Manager is generally awesome.

You get to add value, avoid politics and work on your terms. However, there is one downside and that is that it can sometimes be tricky when it comes to accesses financial services and mortgage products.

We want all the Interim Mangers in the EO community to prosper and get what they want in 2018 and that’s why we have teamed up with one of our most exciting customers (CMME) to bring you some important updates and insights.

CMME have achieved great backing and growth in the world of financial services for contractors and you can contact them directly using the link at the bottom of the blog.

As we enter the final few months of 2017, we take a look at what the new year could bring for contractors and the self-employed. With a number of important changes scheduled to take place, we examine five things you really should start thinking about in preparation for 2018.

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5 Benefits of Hiring an Interim Manager

Written by EO Executives on Jul 18, 2017


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.

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