`Interim managers needed'

`Interim managers needed'

Companies that fail to employ temporary or interim managers to fill management holes can run into long-term problems, according to a survey by Greythorn, the human resources company. Nearly two-thirds of companies surveyed admitted that long-term management absences led to overworked key staff and disrupted productivity. One-sixth of respondents reported that management gaps generated resentment towards the organisation. Will Patching, Greythorn's managing director, said demand for interim managers was likely to grow in the years to come.

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