A thought piece: Interim versus Fixed Term Contract

Peter Keegan, an Associate Director in our Interim practice, considers the pros and cons of hiring an Interim Manager and those of bringing on temporary leadership on a fixed term contract.

Interim Management v Fixed Term Contract
Most employers bring in senior or executive contingent or temporary labour to meet the demands of various projects which can last anywhere from 3 and 24 months. Key reasons for doing so may be funding and/or headcount restrictions that may prevail at the time, the term of the programme of work or the need to provisionally cover a substantive role. Employers may consider offering a day-rate or a fixed-term contract to bring on this short-term support. If interim management rates appear unjustifiable a cost to the business, a fixed-term contract may seem like the most commercially beneficial and risk-free option but that’s not … Read More

The Importance of Internationalising Higher Education

Veredus welcomes the thoughts of Professor James Miller, Vice Chancellor at University of the West of Scotland, on the Internationalisation of Higher Education- the benefits it provides locally, nationally and internationally for students, staff, institutions and the communities they serve. This piece is particularly timely as James takes up the post of Universities Scotland’s International Committee Convener in the new academic year.

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AI in Defence

Stephen Womersley, Director in the Defence, Nuclear, Infrastructure & Technologies practice at Veredus, speaks to Anthony Mensier, Chief Technology Officer at Disruptive Industries about how AI might inform the Defence and National Security ecosystem. Click here to read the article

To see the full interview and to find out if Anthony would trust a self-drive Tesla click here.

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