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Do you need an interim executive?

Life isn’t linear. Crystal balls don’t work. Unforeseen challenges can and will appear out of the periphery that need to be dealt with effectively. Often, those challenges are of a nature that requires a person or people with specialist executive-level skillsets. Where those skillsets don’t exist or aren’t available within your organisation, the natural and most effective solution lies in the deployment of an interim or interims to create and deploy the required solution.

What should the benefits of an interim look like?

Whilst in simple terms interims come in, fix things, then leave, of course it is usually far more complicated than that. Interims rarely operate in a silo - especially at an executive level. This is why you need a recruitment partner you trust to find the interim(s) who can deliver optimum outcomes against the brief within the formal and/or informal cultural and value frameworks of your workplace and within the timeframes you need. We know these deadlines can often be acute.

The benefits of hiring interims are therefore usually tangible and outcomes-based. These deliverables will usually therefore be the measure of their success. Macildowie’s Executive Search consultants will work with you to find interims who deliver against these requirements and leave the legacy you need.

Some solutions interims create

Our interim executive recruitment team have access to people who can deliver solutions to all manner of challenges, including (but not limited to):

  • Change of organisational ownership (e.g. Ltd to PLC)
  • M&A activity
  • Technological change
  • Revenue growth
  • Rapid employee mobilisation or demobilisation
  • Acute shortages of internal capability
  • Strategic change
  • Executive coaching and Board effectiveness

The interim you need probably has a lot of experience going through the challenge(s) you face. They can help objectively identify, articulate and solve those challenges. They create valuable legacies.

Our Difference.

Every brief is unique. We believe our difference lies within our unique value proposition and our ability to listen, consult and deliver against your brief as a committed partner in a way that contributes towards your vision.
We wanted to say thank you for finding our new CEO. I am really excited about the future or our business and am also looking forward to not always being at the helm! You have been a pleasure to work with on this appointment
- Margaret Mason OBE, Founder/CEO Children 1st Nurseries
We have had a great experience with Macildowie. I would strongly recommend anyone making a similar Director level appointment to try them!
- HR Lead, Health Services Company
Due to our rapid UK and international expansion plans we urgently needed a Franchise Director who could help deliver against those plans. Macildowie Executive Search found, engaged with and secured a number of candidates for us to meet, out of which one was the perfect candidate. This was all delivered by Macildowie against very niche search criteria and tight timeline.
- Muhummed Ibrahim, Co-Founder, Chaiiwala
Macildowie’s service was excellent – very responsive. They understood, quickly, exactly what we needed and provided three candidates in a very short turnaround time. We had two very strong contenders, one of whom we offered and is doing a fantastic job.
- HR Lead, Health Services Company
Jo is very focussed and has an extensive candidate knowledge. I was delighted with the high quality candidates she found and she successfully filled both roles. I would recommend Jo and will certainly use her in the future.
- Director of Finance
'Macildowie kept in contact with me throughout the process of recruitment so I knew what was happening. Providing excellent interview guidance, notes and preparation, which I found very useful, they also gave me feedback after every stage. I was fortunate enough to be selected for the position and they have made sure that everything was OK and kept in contact. I would more than happily recommend Macildowie.'
- Julie, Candidate - HR Director
I set Macildowie a tough challenge - needing a high calibre individual with a unique set of skills, in tight timescales, to help our rapidly-growing business and they delivered.
- Geoff Love, CEO - Commify
'The team at Macildowie took time and made the effort to really understand what our needs when we were recruiting for our FD. It was a nice change to have candidates appropriate to our requirements rather than simply the job title. From the top down, the Mac’s ethos of a greater understanding of the business needs makes recruiting so much easier.'
- Carl Gamble, Managing Director - The SAA

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