What an eventful few months we’ve had with the Brexit result and major government changes in the Conservative and Labour parties; Hollywood couldn’t write a script as dramatic. With Brexit the only thing we can be certain of is uncertainity! With many companies putting hiring decisions on hold due to the uncertainty of Brexit permanent hires aren’t the only option for organisations. Hiring Managers can engage additional workers on fixed term contracts (FTC), temporary contracts or limited company contractors (LCC)allowing businesses to keep the wheels turning at a low risk.
Many times an interim manager can be just the solution to help smooth transition process between senior appointments. An interim manager will bring a lot of experience. They could step in to solve a particular problem for 6 – 9 months, know how to handle all aspects of the job, and have the proven track record to help the business perform better.
The SME sector is at the heart of the economy in Northern Ireland, and the potential for the rebalancing of the economy too. The issue sometimes for an SME can be that the team that built the business are expected to be able to manage every aspect of running the company. They need to be innovative, inspirational, understand the numbers, manage people, handle the marketing, deal with clients, talk to banks, develop strategies and more. Growth is an indicator of success, but can bring its own problems too.
It could be that an interim manager is the solution for a short period to deal with specific issues or to facilitate you managing the issues that need addressed. The interim manager is becoming a way for businesses to bring expertise into the management team without making a long term commitment. A six or nine month contract, with set targets, bringing fresh eyes to the company, and introduce some new methods and practices.
From financial to marketing, structure to logistics, Grafton will be able to find you the right solution to help you achieve your short term business ambitions. There are no minimum periods of employment, and we will manage the details and the performance. From the candidates perspective a temporary (fixed term) assignment can be a smart career choice, helping them to gain a broader range of industry knowledge and experience.
With seven branches across Northern Ireland, Grafton is local to everyone. 2016 sees our Ballymena branch celebrate its 15th year in the town. Our experienced local team are proud to help local businesses find the right people. Each year the Ballymena branch generates £3.1million in wages to the local economy. Providing income to over 1,000 households and generating spend to the wider hospitality and retail sectors. To find out more about the services and solutions that Grafton can deliver, please visit our website www.graftonrecruitment.com or call me in the Ballymena branch on 028 2564 2699.