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Wales's leading independent specialist recruitment consultancy has announced the expansion of it's Executive & Interim Management division. The expansion is the latest in a series of moves that has seen IntaPeople continue to buck the downward recruitment trend and defy the gloom of the current economic conditions - making IntaPeople one of the most buoyant companies in Wales. IntaPeoples Interim & Executive Management Division (IntaPeople IEMD) is experiencing unprecedented demand for senior and interim executives from organisations throughout Wales and the rest of the UK who need to strengthen their leadership teams and help their organisations get through what promises to be a challenging second-half of 2009.
Stephen Riley, sales director of the Cardiff-based consultancy, said: "The recession has created a unique opportunity for organisations to attract high level executives who may not otherwise have been available. We are seeing an increased demand for executives that can help companies to weather the economic storm, get them through 2009 and emerge in a stronger position when the economy becomes more positive.
"Yet many recruiters report difficulties in finding suitably qualified and experienced executives to fill the roles, he adds.
With over 2,000 professional Interim Executives registered who have a wealth of business experience gained within a wide variety of industry sectors, IntaPeople IEMD have unrivalled access to some of the most sought-after Executives in Wales and throughout the rest of the UK.
This means that Welsh businesses have the rare opportunity to gain a competitive advantage in their respective markets by seizing the initiative and hiring these key executives now - before the market picks up again and this rare talent is no longer available, adds Riley.
Increased demand for interim executives reflects the overall rise in demand for short-term and temporary workers in the UK. Official figures from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) show that temporary billings have continued to rise for the twelfth month in succession, thereby reflecting the continued trend for interim personnel. The launch of IntaPeople IEMD coincides witn the consultancy's recent relocation to the prestigious Longcross Court office building on Newport Road, Cardiff.
Commenting on the move, Phil Handley, finance director of IntaPeople, said:
We have been actively looking for new premises for some time and we believe that Longcross Court provides us with the space we need to expand our business both in terms of personnel and the markets in which we operate. Being located on Newport Road means that we can retain a strategic city location without the difficulties associated with being in the city centre itself. Thereby making us more accessible for clients and candidates alike, he adds.


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