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BIE Interim Executive hires change management specialist

BIE Interim Executive hires change management specialist
Ben Hawkins, a consultant specialising in recruiting change management executives for blue chip companies, has left Badenoch & Clark join BIE Interim Executive Ltd, the UKs leading provider of senior-level interim executives. Hawkins has ten years experience of sourcing interim managers across all functions, but has spent the last four helping companies such as Royal Mail, BAA, British Telecom, British Airways and others undertake major, transformational change programmes.
He believes the recession has led many large companies to accelerate their major, strategic change plans as they recognise the opportunity to emerge more competitively from the economic downturn.
However, implementing changes of this magnitude rapidly carries increased risk, so requires access to the best, senior level people with a proven record of success. Joining BIE, which operates exclusively at this level, brings greater opportunities to win more change management work and further my career in this specialist area.
Hawkins also points out that the downturn has led some large companies to experiment with more creative approaches to staffing:
They are exploring new operating models, working with only around 75% of their required permanent staffing level, taking up the ebb and flow of business demands using the on/off hiring flexibility of interims. They get the stability of a central core of people supplemented by bespoke talent from outside. If they strike the right balance and manage it well, this kind of approach can create huge competitive advantage. Its a very interesting time to be working in this area, he explains.
Commenting on Ben Hawkins' appointment, BIE chief executive Robert Walker said:Our business is adapting to changing client requirements. Customers are becoming less proscriptive, increasingly asking us how we can help them solve business problems or take advantage of new opportunities. This kind of work builds deeper, longer lasting client relationships and Ben brings a wealth of experience of this consultative approach to recruitment at executive level.
BIE is the UK's leading provider of senior level interim executives, serving plcs, private companies, government, not-for-profit organisations, private equity and venture capital firms in the UK and overseas.


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