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interim manager

The best preparation for a project? Take three weeks of vacation!


Interview with Dr. Willy von Becker

As an Interim Manager with 14 years of experience, Dr. Becker was Interim CEO of the EHT Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH from August 2014 to February 2015. Thanks to his efforts, the company was brought back into the profit zone.

....Read more Part 1 Part 2

(Source: DDIM Interim Manager Magazin/ 07.04.2015 / by Margit Hermann)

Wolfgang Clement division one

The former Super Minister invites to Schloss Solitude for a political tour de force


"I have the freedom of age to be able to talk about whatever I want to – and I will do so."

With these words Wolfgang Clement begins his lecture in the impressive setting of Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. The four organizers Bethmann Bank, DDIM, division one and Kloepfel Consulting invited 120 exclusive guests from business and politics to the Spring Reception. The reception was held as part of the regularly scheduled regional DDIM meeting in Baden-Württemberg.

Learn more in a report by Klaus Wieschemeyer / Schwäbische Zeitung (available only in German)

(Source: Schwäbische Zeitung/ 14.03.2015 / from Klaus Wieschemeyer)

top headhunter

Waiblinger finds the right bosses


Interim Managers are in demand in the global market / Björn Knothe is a much sought after HR consultant.

Interim Managers are restless creatures. They don’t have an employer; they have clients. These clients send them to companies in order to take over management duties for a certain period of time. One is reminded of George Clooney and his role in the Hollywood blockbuster "Up in the Air". Here, on behalf of company bosses all over the world, the actor is a short-term superior and dismisses employees in exchange for money. He does so totally unmoved by his actions since he doesn’t have any personal attachment to the staff. Björn Knothe knows about this image, but says that it was distorted. He rarely encounters this sort of manager. "Of course, Interim Managers are a special type of person," he determines. "One has to want to be constantly faced with new challenges, having to constantly prove oneself." In the end, an entity does not reward ruthlessness, but the "overall experience" of an Interim Manager. Read more (available only in German)

(Source: Waiblinger Kreiszeitung/ 04.03.2015 / Issue No. 52 from Uwe Roth)

temporary manager

In demand: Temporary Managers


The German Press Agency (dpa) reported in its article "In demand: Temporary Managers" about the current market forecast of the parent company Deutsches Interim Management Association (DDIM), which predicts a growth in earnings in the amount of ten percent in 2015. According to the DDIM industry survey, the market volume will rise to 1.5 billion Euros by the end of the year. In 2014, this figure was 1.35 billion Euros. The number of Interim Managers that are placed on first or second management levels will rise to 7,500 in 2015, an increase of more than seven percent compared to the previous year. The DDIM also has placed two entrepreneurs, who hire Interim Managers, with the dpa. Interim Management provider division one, an associate partner of DDIM, essentially supported the assignment.

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International high potentials for Germany


The 40 international MBA degree students at Pforzheim University loved the lecture "How to Apply" by Björn Knothe, CEO of the Stuttgart recruitment agency division one. The international leaders of tomorrow are preparing for the challenges of the German labor market and therefore took the opportunity to obtain information and advice about the application process and the German labor market directly from the experts. "All 40 students who have completed a first degree in their home countries and may already have up to eight years of work experience have replied to my question about where they see their future that they want to continue their careers in Germany within the next year," says Knothe. This is a good thing, because with their linguistic skills and intercultural experiences from their home countries, these high potentials are indispensable for the German labor market of the future.