Doug Baird, Managing Director of employment experts Interim Partners, said this week that freelance managers can play a vital role in encouraging small business growth. He stated, “These companies can benefit hugely from the experience of high-calibre senior managers, who can make an enormous difference to profitability and growth prospects. Interims also leave a legacy in the business because the permanent staff can learn so much from them while they are there.” Mr Baird also said that contracted managers are experienced in integrating into a new business culture and identifying low-risk opportunities for enhancing profitability, adding “Those skills are not always available from senior executives that spend ten or 15 years at each job that they do.”
At the same time, Managing Director of the PCG John Brazier also commented that the “… worth, skill and flexibility of freelancers is being appreciated and seen as a necessity by businesses throughout the UK.”
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