Umbrella company users: Interim managers 'can be a good idea'
Public sector organisations should not be put off using contractors such as interim managers due to media scrutiny, umbrella company users have been told.
Paul Botting, chair of the Interim Management Association, has highlighted the value that a highly-skilled member of staff of this type brings to a role.
He said that the fact that these people are brought into companies on a project basis and for a limited period of time means that it is misleading to compare their rates to salaries.
"Getting the right person in place in a senior interim position can be the difference between success and failure; it can mean saving millions of pounds and turning a whole organisation or department around," he asserted.
Mr Botting added that contractors' ideas and experience can be crucial in delivering change management programmes and public sector reforms.
Earlier this month, David Pollock, group chief executive officer at the Electrical Contractors' Association, claimed that contractors have had a key role in helping the government to meet its pledge to cut emissions by ten per cent in 12 months.