Use of interim managers an escalating trend

Well-established in U.K. as HR strategy, process being adopted by Canadian employers
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/20/2010

Several years ago, Indra Lachu was working full time as vice-president of finance at Goodwill in Toronto. But since then, she has worked steadily at numerous organizations in the city — a gallery, Waterfront Toronto, United Way, a church and Public Services Health and Safety Association — as an interim director of finance.

“Usually, when an organization is going through changes or if someone just walked out and (the employer doesn’t) have time go out and do a full search for a senior-level, financial person, they want someone as a senior interim person to come in and hit the ground running,” she said.

Interim management is on the rise, according to several industry experts.