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CHRO | Chief Human Resources Officer

Characteristics of our Interim CHRO

An HR manager, or Human Resources manager, is a professional responsible for overseeing the human resources department within an organization. Their role involves managing various aspects of the employee lifecycle and ensuring that the organization's human capital is effectively utilized. HR managers play a crucial role in fostering a positive work environment, implementing HR policies and procedures, handling employee relations, recruitment, training and development, performance management, and addressing HR-related issues. They act as a bridge between the employees and the management, working to create a harmonious workplace and supporting the overall strategic goals of the organization.

  • Adaptability: Interim HR managers need to quickly adapt to the existing company culture, policies, and processes, and be flexible in handling different HR challenges.

  • Rapid Onboarding: The ability to onboard swiftly and understand the organization's unique HR needs is crucial for an interim HR manager to make an immediate impact.

  • Leadership Skills: Even in a temporary role, leadership is vital. Interim HR managers need to guide the HR team and collaborate with other departments to achieve HR objectives.

  • Crisis Management: In times of HR crises or challenging situations, an interim HR manager should be capable of handling issues promptly and effectively.

  • Project Management: Many interim HR roles involve specific projects. Effective project management skills ensure that these projects are executed efficiently and within the specified timeframe.


Finding the right HR manager can pose several challenges due to the multifaceted nature of the role and the need for a combination of skills and qualities. Here are some common challenges associated with finding the right HR manager:

  • Diverse Skill Set

  • Cultural Fit

  • Adaptability

  • Technology Proficiency

  • Communication Skills

  • Global HR Understanding

  • Conflict Resolution Skills

  • Leadership Skills

  • Problem-Solving Skills

  • Networking Skills

  • Team Collaboration

  • Recruitment and Talent Acquisition Skills

  • Innovation and Creativity

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Industry Knowledge

The Solution

Executive Interim Management is a modern managerial solution, in which an experienced senior executive or a complete team is temporarily engaged by a company to address a specific leadership challenge on a short-term basis. 

An Executive Interim Manager is a highly experienced senior executive typically engaged for a few months to provide leadership, drive change, address a specific issue, or manage complex projects. Key characteristics include experience,  seniority, immediate availability, project orientation, and operational hands-on approach.

CE Interim: Cross-cultural Executive Interim Management

We design and implement individual project-based business solutions and together with our industry experts lead companies through transformations to unlock their full potential.

Our Partners stands personally by your side from the project definition, evaluation of the interim manager, through the whole project, until completion, and hand-over, to ensure the agreed objectives are achieved and stay within your organization.

Our Executive Interim Managers have local or international backgrounds, they have studied, lived, and worked in various countries and go through rigorous evaluation processes following a methodology specifically designed for demanding cross-cultural interim missions.

Over the recent decade, we have performed hundreds of successful missions predominantly in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in Asia, the Middle East, and the USA.

The manager you are looking for

> 15 countries

the biggest network in Central and Eastern Europe

> 50,000

senior managers
in our broad network

> 90%

of mandates filled without going public

< 2 weeks

to present a short list of verified candidates

Germany | Austria | Switzerland

Poland | Czech Republic | Slovakia | Slovenia | Bulgaria | Romania | Hungary | Croatia

Serbia | Montenegro | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Macedonia | Estonia | Latvia | Lithuania

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