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5 Ways an Interim Leader Can Help Your Business
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5 Ways an Interim Leader Can Help Your Business

By: Mike Marden

During uncertain times it may be helpful to know that highly-skilled interim leaders are available on short notice to solve your talent shortages without adding to headcount. We are often asked about the ways in which clients utilize interim leaders.

There are, in fact, many ways in which an interim leader can support your organization, but here are 5 common areas where Interim Talent Solutions is frequently called upon to help:

  1. Temporary or unforeseen staff absences

Disruptions to business caused by COVID-19 have created temporary staff shortages across a wide array of industries. Organizations engage CBIZ / EFL Associates to place interim resources on-site to help manage through a period of change. Resources that don’t depend on geography, such as Virtual HR Leaders / HR support, have become increasingly popular options as more organizations pivot to a modified remote workspace.

  1. Implementing new technologies or processes

Consultants are often necessary to guide an organization through a major technology upgrade or overhaul, such as the adoption of a new HRIS system. From Workday to Oracle, the process can be complex and time-consuming for staff with other priorities. Fortunately, CBIZ / EFL Associates has a deep bench of talented consultants who can assist you with this process – from implementation, to data clean-up and to training materials – our consultants can bridge the experience gap without the need for a permanent hire.

  1. A short-term project that requires specific expertise

Short-term projects often require specific skill sets that you don’t require on a permanent basis. One example is a seasoned compensation consultant who can assist in benchmarking your roles, cleaning up titles, and writing job descriptions - and then depart after providing an implementation plan. Another example is Talent Mapping, which provides research support to organizations seeking cutting-edge intelligence about candidates in their region. This can either be utilized by internal recruiters, or can be the first step in a retained search with EFL Associates.

  1. Foreseeable absences, such as for maternity or paternity

Losing a valuable resource during a foreseeable absence doesn’t have to mean a slow-down to your work process. If you know that an absence is coming, why not schedule a consultant to mind the gap? This individual can work with your existing leader prior to the departure, making for a smooth transition, and can help your employee catch-up to speed when the temporary absence is complete.

  1. The sudden exit of an executive, leader, or high performer

During the course of business, organizations must occasionally part ways with a top leader on short notice. During these periods, it may be helpful to know that Interim Talent Solutions can quickly deliver a leader to support you. From Fractional CFO’s to Interim CHRO’s, we have the industry connections to quickly source and place a talent on-site to manage the transition, allowing your team to take their time in finding the best path forward.

No matter what your business need may be, Interim Talent Solutions is here to help. If any of the above scenarios applies to your organization, or you have a different interim need, call or email our team today and let’s talk about how we can help. mmarden@cbiz.com || 816-215-6214

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