When an Interim CEO Could Benefit Your Company

Big changes are often afoot in a company once there is a new CEO position to fill. Hopefully your company is in a position where a CEO has left on amicable grounds and given you the necessary notice needed for you to begin the recruitment process to find their replacement. In ideal circumstances it is often worthwhile having the departing CEO sit in on interviews and other parts of the recruitment process as they can be a key asset to helping find their replacement and can generally help with the transition.

However, sometimes a CEO’s departure can be relatively swift, or the notice given still has not been enough time to find a suitable replacement. At this point you may turn to looking at a CEO interim replacement. Hiring someone so senior on a temporary basis may seem a bit daunting, yet they can truly help steady the ship and keep the day to day running of the company on track.

An interim CEO has to be someone who can quickly enter this new position, while still having the adequate skills and experience that a permanent replacement would be expected to have. This may seem like a tall order, but in today’s world the necessity of senior interim positions are a necessity, thus the job market for them is a necessity that suitably follows. Many websites advertise interim positions for people, while some website are dedicated solely to interim positions both at a senior manager level, and lower levels too.

If the need for an interim CEO arises, one of the first places to contact are recruitment companies. They will be able to offer a plethora of candidates that you as a company may not have been able to contact by yourself. Recruitment companies also have high standards to maintain and know the importance of an interim CEO being a steady pair of hands, thus for the sake of their own reputation you are likely to ever get a dud interim recommendation from them.

If you have both the time and the resources to begin the recruitment process for a CEO in house then by all means this is the avenue you should pursue. When this isn’t the case however, do not be scared to contact recruitment companies, they can save you valuable time and resources while having a larger range of candidates than your company would be able to find. If a solution is needed quickly, don’t be afraid to contact recruitment companies, even if it’s only to see if it can be considered an option or not.

Use an Ounce of Insurance Prevention

We all buy insurance with the hope we’ll never need it: life, vehicle, and home insurance are the standards but often we add insurance to our mortgage and credit cards. We also buy insurance in the form of extended warranties for our appliances and electronics so we can afford to repair or replace them if they’re damaged or lost.

Insurance is a necessity of life but like many other necessities it can be a tedious procedure if you have to make a claim. If the problem involves an appliance or electronic item there are other steps you can take before starting the insurance or warranty claim procedure:

The old saying says an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and that holds true for electronics and appliances. Once you get your new product home do some quick research and see if there are any accessories designed to prolong the life of your new purchase.

A good example of this is cell phones. Your phone can be a big purchase item and if you’re like most of us you’ve done a drop-and-damage or two in the past. Lifeproof is a company dedicated to protecting your phone and other electronics from the perils of life, and a stylish protective cover will probably save your phone more than once during the time you own it. If you like the products you can use a Lifeproof coupon to save on your purchase.

Likewise, most home electronics and appliances will last longer with the proper care. Do a quick read through of the owner’s manual so you know how to take care of it properly. TV screens can be scratched or damaged by improper cleaning; water heaters should be drained and flushed once a year. These types of basic maintenance knowledge can keep your purchases in top shape for years.

If you do have an issue your first step should be to check the owner’s manual. You’ll usually find a “troubleshooting” section towards the back of the manual which outlines simple solutions to common problems.

If you can find a simple answer look for the customer service phone number in the front or back cover of the manual. This will get you connected with a customer service rep who will direct your call to a service person or will give you instructions pertaining to making a claim on your warranty.