Why hire an Interim?
Interim HR leaders and consultants bring with them niche, expert skill sets and leadership capabilities required to drive forward change. Whether your organisation is undergoing a complete turn-around transformation or you only require a consultant on an ad-hoc basis. Interim HR consultants will take the lead on a range of critical projects where internal resource isn’t available or sits outside the skill set of the existing team.
Why Frazer Jones?
From HR to business transformation to an interim solution while we manage the permanent search. Our integrated interim and search offering enables clients to deliver business-critical transformations across the UK and worldwide. Our global network of 12 international offices enables us to access top talent across all jurisdictions and play a key role in supporting our clients with their global transformations and recruitment strategies.
We offer a truly, integrated hands-on approach with both our candidates and clients alike. Our team of experienced interim recruitment consultants are constantly speaking and networking with interim specialists across the UK and internationally on a daily basis. We are not only assessing what good looks like on a CV but we take the time to understand candidates style, inter-personal and communications skills along with cultural fit and ability to deliver. Essentially enabling us to find you the right solution for today’s challenge’s and along with tomorrow’s objectives. Our proactive approach enables us to turn-around a new interim hire from briefing to shortlist submission within 48 hours. A critical part of our process is understanding what good looks like to you and your business and what success looks like over the next 6 to 12 month period. We've found that 37% of our contractors go on to be extended and support on additional projects within the organisation.
Our interim jobs are varied and include;
- Interim HR leaders - Senior BP, Heads of HR, HR Directors, Chief People Officers
- Interim specialists - Organisational Design, TOM Design, Communications, Shared Services, HR Operations, Process Design, Leadership & Development, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, Learning & Development (E-Learning), Organisational Effectiveness, Recruitment and RPO Management, Employee Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, HR Regulatory roles such as IR35 Management, SMCR, GDPR etc
- People led transformation specialists - HR Transformation leads and Workstream leads within programmes
- Business transformation PMO lead – complete turn-around, M&A, cost reduction; global standardisation of process, ERP and system implementations; off-shoring, outsourcing and insourcing
IR35 - What it means for interims and clients
IR35 is the off-payroll working rules for clients, workers (contractors) and their intermediaries. There are some important changes to employment taxes coming into effect from 6 April 2021. It is important to be aware of these rules and how they can affect the way you work or the way you treat your workers.
What is IR35?
IR35 is the set of rules that govern whether a contractor working through an intermediary (i.e. a PSC) would be classed as an employee if they were engaged directly by a client organisation. This essentially means that, where there is little or no difference between the working practices of the contractor and those of a permanent employee of the company, then the contractor would be liable for payment of employee taxes and National Insurance contributions (NICs).
Under current rules, it is the contractor who makes this determination (i.e. that IR35 does not apply) for each assignment. From 6 April 2021, this is changing, and the determination will be made by the End Hirer (i.e. your organisation).
What is changing?
IR35 is not a new concept – the off-payroll working rules have been in place since 2000 and contractors working through their own Professional Services Company (PSC, also commonly referred to as a Limited Company) have been obliged to determine whether IR35 applies to their assignments for the past 20 years. The Government announced in March 2020 that any reforms to off-payroll working rules have been delayed by 12 months as part of the government’s Covid-19 economic response package.
However, April 2021 sees a significant change in the way in which IR35 is assessed and applied in the Private Sector (the new rules have been in place in the Public Sector since 2017), and this is likely to have a considerable impact on the way in which our clients can engage interim support.
Candidate and client testimonials
Lucy Bielby, Director
"Lucy recently placed me in an Interim HRD role. Right from the beginning, she was clear, open and supportive. She gave a through brief of the role and kept me updated as things changed during the COVID19 lockdown period. Lucy kept in regular contact through the interview process, always listening and guiding me. I feel very lucky to have secured a role in the current climate and thank Lucy for helping me with this." Pauline Brown, Luxury Retail
Charlotte Faktor, Group Manager
"I have had the pleasure to work with Charlotte Faktor at Frazer Jones for interim HR generalist roles over a number of years. Frazer Jones is well known to me and my 'go to' market leader for HR recruitment. Through my ongoing recruitment relationship with Charlotte, she has placed me in a number of my opportunities throughout my career. As an agent she takes real care to get to know me as an individual and the depth & breadth of my experience, all in order to ensure the very best cultural fit for both me and her client for prospective roles. It is with complete trust that I will continue to work with Frazer Jones for future requirements, both as a candidate and as a client." Mika Snr, HRBP
Vikki Worsley, Director
"I choose to partner with Frazer Jones for their functional expertise and broad network of exceptional talent. The team are able to offer critical insight into market trends and share up to date analysis, which is particularly helpful when I have a need to benchmark pay and benefits packages at all levels of our business.
I particularly value my relationship with Vikki Worsley. Vikki is extremely hard working, knowledgeable and an absolute joy to work with. Vikki invested time to really understand our business values and culture, which gives her the edge over other recruiters and is a testament to her success rate in matching talent to our needs." Shabena Fitzsimons, HR Director
Dominique Seal, Associate Director
"I had the pleasure to work with Dominique both as being placed by her and looking for people to work in my team. Dominique quickly grasp what I was looking for not only on capabilities but also on behaviours. She took time to understand the business, the project and the roles. As a results, Dominique was able to work with our quick timeline and provided us with great candidates. I would definitely recommend to work with Dominique!” Head of Change & Transformation
Victoria Johnston, Associate Director
"I would highly recommend joining Frazer Jones for interim senior HR positions. Victoria is knowledgeable about the companies they are recruiting for, aligns prospective roles with your skills and requirements, and ensures you are well prepared for the interview and provides honest feedback.
Victoria approached me about an exciting interim position available for a digital content studio in London. The role was a great fit and I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the company. I had regular updates from Victoria, and she contacted me to ask how everything was going in my new role." Camilla Hayes, HR Director
If you would like to be provided with a market update, benchmark rates or you would like to explore personal opportunities and/or discuss any key hiring and or Change/Transformations projects you may need interim support please do get in touch.