To be interim or not

Temporary executives present benefits, challenges
By Peter Shrive
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2007

Over the past few years, more organizations have been looking for interim executives and managers, either on their own or through executive search firms, to fill vacancies. Interim executives can be a cost efficient way to fill an immediate need and can bring additional experience and a point of view that might not exist in the organization. Interim managers are usually called into play for one of four reasons.

1. Maternity or sick leave coverage

: The replacement is often offered the job, on a full-time basis, during the standard one-year maternity leave.