At Bailey Montagu Interim Solutions we pride ourselves on:
- Knowing our people – the very best Interim talent
It’s important to meet a very wide range of candidates and interview them in depth, to be able to quickly match the right candidate to the right opportunity. Often we place people who have worked through us on several occasions before, who we have got to know extremely well. It’s not enough just to rely on these folk, however, and certainly not good enough just to depend on LinkedIn, or adverts, to come up with a shortlist. We search continuously for the best talent.
- Understanding business, having board experience and asking the right questions
The importance of a good briefing cannot be underestimated – how else can we possibly understand what the best solution might be? Asking insightful questions, based upon experience of actually having worked in commerce and industry, is therefore essential. We also listen, hard. It’s often important to challenge assumptions and sometimes suggest “left field” candidates, who might not be an obvious fit, but who might just have the personality and background to make a significant impact.
- Quickly providing Interims who fix issues, deliver change and fill significant gaps
Because we take the time to know our candidates well, we can move at pace to provide very relevant candidates. Interims are principally “Fixers”who assess problems, suggest solutions, gain Board approval and then roll up their sleeves to deliver change, through the people in the business. The “chemistry” of fit is important – it’s not just about skillsets.
- Making sure assignments are successfully delivered, staying involved throughout
Our job is not complete once we provide the successful candidate. We keep in touch with both the client and Interim on a regular basis, including visiting onsite to ensure that good progress is being made and effective feedback is being provided. We also make sure that the appropriate knowledge transfer happens at the end of an assignment.