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How interim management can help with Brexit discussions

By 7 November 2017

Its almost 18 months since the UK voted to leave the European Union and there still appears to be lots of uncertainty as to the effect that new trading conditions will have on various economies. Both British companies and international firms with UK operations are looking to minimise risk with an increased uptake in specialist advisors such as finance, legal and regulatory professionals. The world hasn’t stopped turning because of Brexit but there is definitely an increased demand for highly experienced change management professionals who can hit the ground running and help organisations prepare the landscape for a smoother transition as new trading relationships become more clear. – Interim Managers step this way!

In my opinion many companies are focusing more on short term hiring methodologies and are prepared to hold back on some permanent recruitment hires for the time being. They want to see how Brexit negotiations pan out and many are opting for the safe pair of hands that an interim manager brings. Interim managers are used to navigating their way through stormy waters, bringing seasoned expertise and confidence to challenging scenarios and have often operated at a more senior level. Interim managers thrive in situations where uncertainty is rife and there is a need for transformation and change management. This flexible resource has been utilised widely used across the European Union for decades and many interim managers are prepared to work away to get the job done. Hiring managers recognise the important contribution that an interim manager can bring and with many decisions still to be taken around the topic of employment migration, companies who can best adapt to proposed new trading conditions will be the ones who remain at the forefront of their industry.

I believe we are operating in a time of unpredictability and with that brings opportunity for those professionals brave enough to step forward. The interim management solution is an ideal one to be at the forefront of recruitment strategies and will help organisations to maintain strength and competitive advantage as Brexit discussions continue.

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