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A Message From the CEO: How the Interim Option Can Be Valuable to Your Team

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A Message From the CEO: How the Interim Option Can Be Valuable to Your Team

Throughout the last few months, we have the seen workload for communications and marketing professionals increase steeply, with many teams working around the clock. Unable to increase permanent headcount, many teams were struggling, but surprisingly hadn’t considered the interim option when in need of additional communications or marketing support. However, given the current circumstances, many communication and marketing teams might find interim recruitment support to be the perfect answer to current workload demands.

There is a common misconception that hiring on an interim basis is complicated, time consuming and costly. In reality, compared to permanent recruitment, hiring on an interim basis is incredibly straight forward and easy, it’s often a far quicker process and always provides value for money, when compared to the full cost of hiring a permanent employee. The hiring process from initial client briefing to onboarding the perfect interim candidate can be completed within one week. And hiring an interim avoids the additional costs, paperwork and process incurred with hiring permanent staff, whilst also providing huge flexibility.

Depending on your needs, our day rate calculator helps break down the cost of hiring an interim communications, marketing or digital professional.

VMA GROUP manages a large network of highly experienced interims, which are often hired to work on specific business critical projects, which range from business change and transformation programmes to large scale marketing product launches. Often it’s simply a heavy workload that needs more support or a safe pair of hands to cover a team member on long term sick leave. It can also often be helpful to hire an experienced interim whilst waiting to recruit a permanent member of staff.

VMA GROUP provides interim recruitment services across the UK and Europe, from our offices in London, Manchester, Brussels and Amsterdam. Our specialist teams are able to deliver interim recruitment requirements within 24 hours for both tactical level support and strategic projects.

If you’d like to find out more, please get in touch with myself or with our interim team.


VMA GROUP is a leading international interim and permanent communications, digital and marketing recruitment, and executive search specialist. Specialist practices cover internal and change communications, external communications, public affairs, marketing, digital, and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry supporting planning and decision-making.

VMA GROUP has offices in London, Manchester, Amsterdam, and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.