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Interim

The Interim Collective

It’s the season of giving and as such we’ve brought together an early gift for our community in the form of  The Interim Collective.

INFOGRAPHIC: Simple Social Media for your Interim Career

Starting out on social media can be a little daunting, what to post when to post it and even what channel to use and whilst there’s lots of advice out there it’s easy to come away feeling you need to be a social media guru to have any success utilising the platforms for your business.

6 tips for building successful client relationships

Building successful client relationships is an essential part of business and arguably becomes even more important when you’re managing and developing your own interim career.  However, client relationships are just like any other, based on human actions which lead to positive experiences.

Here we share 6 tips for creating great client relationships:

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 benefits of interim for your business

If you’re unfamiliar with the world of interim management, you may question the value of such an appointment to your business, here our latest infographic takes a look at 5 key benefits: 

Guide to Interim Talent: Part 7 – What’s next for interim?

In our Guide to Interim Talent, we look at the reasons why a business may use interim talent and the benefits in doing so, and we also consider the drawbacks and the instances when interims really won’t work. Plus, we explore the relationship between the client (business), the interim provider and the interim, and look at how we expect this market to evolve over the coming years. Here we share the 7th and final part – What’s next for Interim?

Budget 2018, IR35 – what does it mean for contractors?  

Yesterday (Monday 29th October) saw Chancellor Philip Hammond deliver his 2018 Budget and in doing so served up higher Tax and National Insurance contributions from April 2020 for contractors working for private firms. 

Guide to Interim Talent: Part 6 When an interim might not be the solution

In our Guide to Interim Talent, we look at the reasons why a business may use interim talent and the benefits in doing so, and we also consider the drawbacks and the instances when interims really won’t work. Plus, we explore the relationship between the client (business), the interim provider and the interim, and look at how we expect this market to evolve over the coming years.

Here we share Part 6:  When an interim might not be the solution

Guide to Interim Talent Part 5: The Downsides of Interim Management

In our Guide to Interim Talent, we look at the reasons why a business may use interim talent and the benefits in doing so, and we also consider the drawbacks and the instances when interims really won’t work. Plus, we explore the relationship between the client (business), the interim provider and the interim, and look at how we expect this market to evolve over the coming years.

INTERIM INSIGHT: Pension Planning for Interims

A pension is usually a great way to build up a pot that can provide an income for when you retire, as a permanent employee your employer is likely to provide a scheme for this, but now are self-employed or working through your own limited company it’s up to you to start making contributions.

INFOGRAPHIC 4 key traits of great interim managers

Whilst a successful interim career is about technical skillset it’s also heavily reliant on the right mindset and key skills outside of technical capabilities but what characteristics make a really great interim? – we take a look at four key traits in our latest infographic.

Interim Insight: Are you legally responsible for the actions of your contractor?

You may be forgiven for thinking that as a business using a contractor you’re not responsible for their actions, quite simply they are independent and whilst you will have varying responsibilities towards your permanent staff particularly if they step outside the law these same rules don’t apply to contractors or do they?

Guide to Interim Talent Part 4: Benefits of Interim

In our Guide to Interim Talent, we look at the reasons why a business may use interim talent and the benefits in doing so, and we also consider the drawbacks and the instances when interims really won’t work. Plus, we explore the relationship between the client (business), the interim provider and the interim, and look at how… Read more »

Guide to Interim Talent: Part 3 Why use an interim?

In our guide to Interim Management, we look at the reasons why a business may use interim talent and the benefits in doing so, and we also consider the drawbacks and the instances when interims really won’t work. Plus, we explore the relationship between the client (business), the interim provider and the interim, and look at how we expect this market to evolve over the coming years.    

Here we share Part 3 – Why use an Interim?  

Marketing Tips for Interim Managers

There’s no doubt about it, marketing is essential for building a successful interim career but it can also be a daunting prospect with a myriad of marketing channels and platforms to choose from, here we take a look at some practical starting points for developing marketing skills to help interims stand out from the competition.

DOWNLOAD: Guide to Interim Talent

In our latest download ‘Guide to Interim Talent,’ we’ll take a look at the reasons why a business may use interim talent and the benefits in doing so, we’ll also consider the drawbacks and instances when interims really won’t work. Plus we’ll explore the relationship between the client (business), the interim provider and the interim and share our thoughts on how we expect this market to evolve over the coming years. 

Marketing Your Interim Career: Finding the right routes to market

Your product could be the best out there but if you don’t put it in front of the right people you won’t get the best results for your business, in this edition of “Marketing Your Interim Career’ we’ll take a practical look at finding out where and how your target customers prefer to ‘buy’ your product and how to identify the most effective routes to market.   

Marketing Your Interim Career: Managing your brand

Previously in our ‘Marketing Your Interim Career’ series we’ve discussed defining your product and identifying your target market as important steps which will shape your marketing efforts. With that groundwork in place, it’s time to turn your attention to brand.  

Marketing Your Interim Career: Identifying your target market  

Who is your potential customer? It’s a question you need to answer to be effective in your interim career and with your marketing efforts, as whilst you can be 100% sure about what you’re offering, if you don’t know who you’re offering it to, then it can be difficult to win business.  The latest in our ‘Marketing your interim career’ series explores how to identify your target market.

Marketing Your Interim Career – Defining your product

If you’re new to the interim market or are considering making the leap there’s a lot to consider and something which should never be underestimated is the fact that as an independent you are wholly responsible for where your next assignment or piece of work comes from, in short, whilst you may be an expert in architecture, business transformation or managing projects you’ll also need to develop some marketing skills to stand out from your competitors.   

10 CV Tips for Interim Managers

If you’re entering into the jobs market or looking for a new opportunity it goes without saying that a great CV is essential. When you’re an Interim it’s even more critical, here we share 10 tips to ensure your CV is up to the job

Why it’s time to make things ‘ official’ with your interim provider

Finding the best interim talent is a challenging task no question so, when a fast solution is required for your business and project, it can be tempting to leave your options open and work with a few different interim providers however, we’d always argue that keeping it simple and working with one provider will achieve a better outcome.

7 Practical tips for embarking on an interim career

If you’re considering an interim career, there’s a lot to think about! The positives are obvious, you’re now the boss, in the driving seat and in charge of your own career, work-life balance, income and the opportunity to take on challenging and varied work. But what about some of the more practical aspects of taking the plunge into the interim talent pool?

We take a look at 7 practical considerations when starting out in the interim market…

What to expect from your interim provider

It goes without saying that the best providers should invest significant time and effort into getting to know your business but here are five more things you should expect from your interim provider:

5 tips to get the most from networking

An April 2017 study from Cornell University found that requests made in person were 34 times more successful than those made over email so if you’re looking to make new connections it makes sense to invest time and effort in networking.