Human Resources professionals, who choose to work in interim management roles, are critical. The technicalities around industrial relations awards, remuneration, combined with initiatives in L&D, organisational development, recruitment and succession planning all pose ongoing challenges for organisations. Additionally, technology is now a key focus with more and more new Human Resource Software Management (HRSM) products being introduced to the market.
All of this means that the organisations we deal with do look for help across a broad range of areas. Subsequently our HR interim projects can vary from one to the other more so than other corporate service areas we provide solutions to.
Naturally a strong leadership capability is required. Moving into a new organisation, in an area which works with every other part of the business, will require immediate capability to connect with stakeholders. They will look for guidance and in most cases improvement in delivery and process around HR services. Our interim roles in HR require a sound knowledge of all areas within the scope of this area, though technology improvement and a commercial approach to human resources are especially key aspects today.
Such contracts typically range in length anywhere from 1 month to 12 month periods with flexibility by agreement to shorten or lengthen and as often as not leading to permanent placements.