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Tips on hiring an interim

Hiring an interim is a cost-effective solution for businesses looking to fill a skills gap or complete a project in a short period of time. If you hadn’t guessed by the title, this blog looks at how to go about hiring an interim – so carry on reading if this is unchartered territory for your company, we’re happy to show you around…

1. Set expectations from the get-go 

Before hiring an interim it’s essential you know what you want to get out of the process. Communicate these expectations early on to ensure everyone is on the same page. Start by providing a clear and coherent job description which sets out the role requirements, as well as the goals that need to be met and by when.

2. Decide on project length 

Whether it’s a one-month jobbie or a year-long project, make sure you’re realistic when goal-setting. Again, it’s paramount that you communicate this timeline with your potential hire so that they can schedule in other contractual commitments etc.

3. Meet them!

Just like Tinder, it’s always best to meet the person on the other side of the screen (ideally in real life) before committing to anything. Invite your interim into the office so they can get a feel for the company culture, and you can decide whether they’d be a good fit.

4. Structure, structure, structure 

When hiring a temporary member of staff, it is important to pre-determine where they will fit within the ‘hierarchy’ e.g. who will they report to? Who should they talk to if there’s an issue? Who will they be looking after? Having a clear structure in place will ensure your interim delivers on your expectations (and seamlessly).

5. Work with a recruitment agency 

Working with a recruitment agency can save you time and energy when it comes to looking for an interim. At Imperium Resourcing, we work closely with our clients to gain an in-depth understanding of what they’re looking for and provide strictly top-tier solutions. We pride ourselves on offering cost-effective service and delivering experienced professionals to help implement change and transformation at your company.

To find out more about working with us, get in touch with our friendly consultants via [email protected] or give us a call on 0203 929 4000.

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