The Robert Walters Global Salary Survey for 2017 contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.
Here we discuss the outlook for the interim management market in Belgium.
High demand for project managers
The finance, human resources and supply chain sectors were responsible for driving the bulk of demand for interim managers throughout 2016. The majority of interim management positions were linked to process optimisation projects in lean structured organisations lacking a specific competence. The pharmaceutical, telecom, aviation, energy, retail and industrial sectors were all active in recruiting interim professionals to oversee such projects.
Companies will continue to hire interim HR managers, controllers and treasury managers with sector experience, particularly as they prove to provide quick results and add value to the business.
Many senior professionals chose to move from permanent roles into independent interim management positions. Entrepreneurial midlevel professionals were also looking for a better work-life balance and more flexibility and many became available for interim management assignments, giving hiring managers a wider pool of talent to choose from.
Preference for specialist interim managers
Companies undergoing organisational changes preferred to recruit specialist interim managers rather than generalist permanent staff, especially for projects related to digitalisation, cost optimisation, compensation and benefits, talent management and supply chain management and we expect this trends to continue in 2017.
Fees for interim managers remained stable and we do not expect increases in 2017. Companies will continue to hire interim HR managers, controllers and treasury managers with sector experience, particularly as they prove to provide quick results and add value to the business.
Daily fees for interim managers
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