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In the last six months business leaders within the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) markets have continued to focus on driving growth, as witnessed by the increased investment we have seen in technology infrastructure, staff and acquisitions. This has resulted in higher demand for exceptional talent in finance roles with employers increasingly choosing senior interims to satisfy their need for an immediately available, highly skilled and flexible workforce.


There are a number of benefits to hiring interim professionals, including:


Speed of acquisition


Permanent hiring processes are taking on average two to three times longer than they were pre-2008, with the average permanent recruitment process taking between 8 and 13 weeks to reach completion. Making the decision to favour an interim option is enabling organisations to quickly identify, screen and successfully integrate top talent so they add value from an early stage.


Immediate impact


Interim staff are often able to add value immediately as they are used to being ‘parachuted’ into organisations and delivering projects to strict deadlines. Senior contractors have accumulated a vast amount of experience across a variety of industries and projects, making them highly valuable additions to the workforce.




Using interim professionals allows organisations to more effectively manage costs during periods of lower business activity.


Due to the highly competitive nature of the candidate market, businesses have looked to Investigo to provide them with exceptional “career” interims, as well as devising innovative methods of attracting top financial talent.


Tom manages the Accounting & Finance Interim team for Investigo’s TMT practice and delivers interim finance professionals to a client base of blue-chip media/entertainment organisations, private-equity backed businesses and privately owned SMEs. If you would like to discuss how we may assist you in hiring interim finance professionals into your business, please contact Tom on 0207 194 7865.

Tom Reynolds
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