Temporary Employees

Many businesses employ workers as temporary help during unusually busy periods or when a major transition is taking place. It is common to use temporary workers in factories and large offices, although businesses with more niche positions might desire more specific candidates. Since highly qualified workers are hard to find, it is more common to hire high-level workers permanently.


This does not mean that businesses do not have unusual needs from time to time. Sometimes an important leader quits, and it is essential for a business to find a representative or figurehead to hold the company together while a proper replacement can be found. interim executive jobs do exist, although it is possible for a temporary leader to become a permanent leader.

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It is important to note that some companies turn over their CEO on a frequent basis. It might be necessary to terminate an executive because of poor stock performance and as a way to appease stockholders. Sometimes several people in a company have different ideas, and different board members hold the lead in quick succession in order to take advantage of these varying concepts. With some companies, there is little difference between an interim CEO and a regular CEO.


Sometimes a business will arrange to have a special department created in order to manage a special project. This might include research or the rollout of a new product. An energetic business might be expanding into a new market that is significantly different from its usual customer base. This means finding skilled managers and public relations experts who can put the dream together.


Tapping into a different market means finding people who are familiar with the industry and who can hire relevant talent. Exiting competitors might have spent years to put together a winning team, but a familiar insider might be able to do a similar job in less time and with substantially reduced waste. Leaders are hired for their inside knowledge, personal connections, and the ability to sell the company.


Executives might later seek a permanent position or else might move on to greener pastures. It is common to discuss the arrangement before making a hiring decision. A short-term leader might be a second-rate expert who can fill the gap until a higher-profile CEO can be found. Leaders tend to swap hats frequently, and yesterday's CEO might be tomorrow's technical lead. Someone who likes the company might be willing to take another position.