ROI: Are Interim Managers good value for money?

We often encounter clients that tell us day rates for interim managers amount to daylight robbery, but is that really the case? There are many benefits to using an interim manager, they are often less expensive than you think & the ROI they bring is invaluable.

Comparing PAYE & Interim Managers

The biggest mistake clients make is to simply take the day rate & x it by the number of working days in the year, for example 260 x £500 is made to look like an annual salary of £130k!

In fact, this is far from the truth. In simple terms day rates should be calculated like this:

Cast UK welcome 3 new hires and 1 promotion

We're delighted to announce a trio of new hires, Ben Oliver Campbell, Charlie Lambert, Ben Smith and one promotion, Rowan Kimmins, who will all be strengthening the recruitment team at our head office in Manchester.

Interim vs fixed-term contract

Some employers believe that when you need temporary staff, hiring on a fixed-term contract is the most commercially beneficial and risk free option.

This is true in some scenarios but for business undergoing transformation or a change project, adapting to a new set of processes, an interim manager will be a better option. Read on for the reasons why…

Cast UK launch Business Change & Transformation division headed up by Nik Bulmer

We are pleased announce the launch of our second new division this year, focused on Business Change & Transformation recruitment within our speciality sectors.

Time to hire!

If you’re looking to hire in January, make sure you take into consideration the time it will take to hire the candidate you need.

After registering a vacancy for a permanent hire, one of our consultants will present a shortlist of appropriate candidates within 48 hours for you to review, after that the full recruitment process can take up to 6 weeks from start to finish.

How Interim managers will reduce business pressures after Brexit?

After last week’s news that the UK would be leaving the European Union, it appears we have entered a period of uncertainty whilst the future for businesses across the UK remains unclear.

Companies may choose to put recruitment efforts on hold until we know more about what ‘Brexit’ will mean for our businesses. One thing that is for certain for many businesses is that they will have to make changes in the near future - changes which are likely to require specialist skills to take a business in new directions.

The rise of the Supersub

Think back to 1999, it’s the European Cup Final at the Nou Camp...

Manchester United are losing one-nil, defeat looming on the horizon. Their fortunes turned around however, with two substitutes famously saving the day for the reds, Teddy Sheringham scoring the equaliser in injury time and Ole Gunnar Solskjær snatching another in the 92nd minute to win the title at the last gasp.

Why do recruitment clients ask for poor service?

I have worked as a professional recruiter for almost 12 years and it still amazes me that some clients insist on receiving poor service from recruiters – in fact they request it!
Picture this…

A client (let’s call him John from ABC Limited) needs a new manager to join his team. This need is pretty urgent as it is due to the previous incumbent resigning and now working his month’s notice. So what does John do? Now, if he is new to recruitment he may Google agencies within his sector. If not, then he may look up his recruiter contacts he has dealt with over the years. Either way, he will have an overwhelming urge to contact lots of recruiters and brief them on his requirement.

What is it like to work as a contractor?

Our team have seen an increase in the number of candidates seeking contract and interim assignments in recent years, but what is it really like to work as a contractor?

Contract workers become central to employer hiring strategies

In January, eight out of ten employers believed the economic conditions to be improving and consequently 99% of UK employers plan to increase their number of contract workers over the next quarter.