Michele Mervin has been working at Rio Tinto, the international mining group, on an interim contract for the last 18 months.
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Seasoned interim manager Teresa Threadgold can count Financial Services, Utilities, FMCG and Not for Profit as areas of expertise. She says this is just one of the many advantages of working in interim management.
“We have had a very positive experience with VMA Interim Performers. Over the last 12 months they have provided us with four interim managers of excellent quality, who have hit the ground running and added value to their internal clients. VMA Interim Performers always responds quickly to our briefs, and we can be sure that they have given thought to the right candidate and the best fit to our organisation.”
Katharina Auer, Head of Internal Communications, Rio Tinto
“I’ve been very pleased with how VMA Interim Performers have supported us in filling this vacancy. I felt that you really spent time getting to understand the role that we had and the type of person that would do well in the role. The CVs you provided were all high quality to the extent that it was actually quite tricky to pick which candidates to interview.”
Kate Johnson, Lloyds Banking Group
“I just wanted to extend my thanks for VMA Interim Performers’ time yesterday. You can imagine that it is a little nerve wracking, shifting career gears, and your clear and honest approach was very welcome.”
Mark - Candidate
“VMA Interim Performers have gone above and beyond in their role, more than any other recruitment consultancy I have worked with. You have kept me fully informed and engaged through regularly updated emails and this has been greatly appreciated.”
Deborah - Candidate
“Having worked with VMA Interim Performers on previous occasions I had no hesitation in recommending them to my new employers when we were looking to source an Internal Communications Manager for our Programme. They supplied an excellent selection of candidates within a week of our initial meeting and we were able to appoint after the first round of interviews.”
Pam Baker, Programme Director Strategic Development, Southampton Solent University
“In terms of feedback to you on your service to RICS I would say that I’ve been extremely pleased. I felt that you took the time to get an in-depth brief which enabled you to come to me with candidates that had the specific skills and experience that I was looking for in a Head of Internal Communications. I also felt that you gave me excellent advice on what level of experience I could expect to see in candidates that you put forward based upon my available budget. Overall you made the process very efficient and those of thus that have met with our final choice are very pleased with the outcome.”
Sam Baxter, Director Corporate Communications, RICS
Wednesday 14th November 2012
Michele Mervin has been working at Rio Tinto, the international mining group, on an interim contract for the last 18 months. She joined a newly created department, which brought three separate departments together into one group – HSEC (Health, Safety, Environment and Communities & Social Performance).