Four reasons to consider interim work in the current climate…

The demand for senior interim professionals continues to grow; businesses want first-class professionals to support their covid recovery and more professionals want flexibility and big opportunities to keep their career rewarding and exciting - a perfect career match!

With the rise in interim roles available and the shift in the labour market’s attitudes to work, we are now having more conversations with interested interim candidates. Those who are intrigued by interim, often asking us why they may indeed consider these roles, what will it offer them career-wise and how best to look for opportunities…

Some reasons why you might also want to consider interim work in the current climate:

1. It is a fulfilling career opportunity: senior-level interim and contract work can offer a fulfilling career opportunity for many types of professionals, from a wide range of industries. Life as an interim executive is rewarding and flexible, which are two of the biggest draws to the marketplace for professionals that seek contract opportunities. Those that relish pressure, challenge, and change are perfect for interim and contract positions. These are also the character traits businesses want when they are seeking senior advice and someone to take the helm instantly – is that you?

2. The past 12 months have redefined the power of the senior interim position, from Interim Chief Executive to Interim HR Director, the opportunities are vast and growing. There are a host of reasons why we are witnessing this boom …from the fallout from Covid, advances in technology, the increase in work-life balance and home-based working plus the ever-present mounting pressures on businesses to reduce costs and increase performance. These are all factors that have redefined the interim management function which has in turn opened up more diverse roles. It’s an ideal time to seek an interim position.

3. You are in demand and businesses want you – businesses are looking to tap into expertise on an immediate basis. Highly skilled executives and senior managers are increasingly being requested by our clients on an interim basis because they need senior managers instantly, they need people that can help them tackle large projects and instill change within an organisation quickly and effectively.

4. The reform of IR35 should no longer be a huge concern: much has been said about the private sector reform of IR35 (the tax rules that apply if you work for a client through an intermediary) and its impact on the interim industry, we don’t think it will see the interim and contract market wane long-term – interim will evolve into something much stronger. Many companies simply cannot do without those high-level external contractors who provide that senior level of expertise which is often only required on a short-term basis. The past 12 months have proved the power of the interim and contract working more than ever which is growing at a fast pace.

MM Search supports businesses in their search for high-level contractors and interim positions, we scour the market and tap into our cohort of tried and tested senior executives who are much more than a safe pair of hands, they bring new viewpoints opportunities and instant support. We find the right people that will fit an organisation instantly. We are working with a mix of businesses who are seeing the benefits an interim can bring to their organisation, such as Windhoist, Zotefoams, KCA Deutag and Gordon Timber.