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Internal Communications After a Crisis: Supporting Your Team With Interim Hires

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Internal Communications After a Crisis: Supporting Your Team With Interim Hires

Whether your employees are back in the office or still work remotely, keeping connected and informed helps your business thrive. Effective communication is key to building company culture and creating channels for feedback or discussion. During the pandemic, organisations have recognised the value of internal communications and their role in keeping people engaged. But as the crisis ends and our lives start coming back to normal, the work is not finished… You need to ensure that all the organisational changes are communicated timely and sensitively, allowing for a two-way conversation. 

Covid-19 has wreaked havoc across budgets, and as furlough ends, many firms are still facing headcount freezes. Meanwhile the demand for communications professionals is growing, and this is where hiring interim support can help to guide your teams through these challenging period. 

Benefits of hiring interim

Interim hiring provides the opportunity to benefit from high-calibre professionals on a flexible basis, working within a defined timescale. While your business may require interim support for many reasons, here are the main benefits to hiring a contractor: 

  • They are an independent professional, with a proven track record

  • They are over-qualified for the role, with the ability to work autonomously

  • Their contracts are flexible, with short notice periods

  • Hiring interim does not have an impact on the headcount

  • The hiring process is quick, as contractors are usually available immediately.

Our interim practice provides a diverse portfolio of reliable and high-quality candidates when you need extra help. Finding the right interim hire can take less than a week!

Helping you to find the right candidate

We have been partnering with businesses to build effective corporate communications for over 40 years. We understand that within a limited time frame, it can be difficult for you to assess if the candidate is the right fit. You can’t afford to gamble — you need trusted professionals, who can start on the project right away. 

With our history and knowledge of the communications and marketing field, we boast one of the most extensive networks of professionals in the market. Our search consultants are dedicated, and with a background in marketing and communications, they bring an in-depth understanding of the required skill set as well as high-quality contacts who are reliable and highly recommended. 

On average, 80% of the interim hires we place get their contracts extended due to strong performance. So whether you are looking for someone to support your team on a temporary or long-term basis, we provide a specialist service, offering an end-to-end process, from scoping the role and developing a job description, to the successful appointment and induction of the most suitable candidate in the market. Once you’ve shared your brief, we commit to giving you a candidate shortlist within 48 hours. 

If you would like to discuss your interim hiring requirements, please contact one of our team today


VMA GROUP is a leading international interim and permanent communications, digital and marketing recruitment and executive search specialist. Specialist practices cover corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, CSR, 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.