While technology may be taking many jobs away from people in today’s marketplace, there are always a number of jobs in facilities management because it still requires a living, breathing person to do the job. Facilities management recruitment is an art form because it provides businesses with the right candidates for the job, paying close attention to their education, their experience and their ability to handle the demands of the particular account.
There are a lot of jobs in facilities management and not everyone is qualified for every job. Maxwell Stephens has learned the delicate balance in facilities management recruitment to help companies get the best qualified candidates so that they can ensure they have the right person in place. Without the right person in place, accounts could be lost, profits could diminish and clients could be unhappy.
Trends have been popping up within FM jobs that show just how much the industry is evolving. The hard services manager is being replaced with someone who understands the softer services, too. However, that is not enough within some organizations and facilities. In some cases, there must be a balance between the two. This can be harder to accomplish than many realize.
A lot of new recruits are eager to enter the industry right after college. They have the computer knowledge and the book smarts. What they lack, however, is the technical experience that comes from years of working within the industry. Meanwhile other FM directors have years of technical experience without any knowledge of computers or the customer service aspect.
This can make locating the right candidate for FM jobs seem nearly impossible. However, at Maxwell Stephens, we have learned that it’s not just about finding the right candidate for a client. It is also finding the right client for a candidate. We work with all of the candidates to let them know what they need to succeed in the industry.
By dedicating time to the improvement of many of the facilities management candidates, we can control what kind of experience and education they have. We will suggest internships, courses and seminars for them to take that will improve their level of knowledge and experience. While this won’t help fill an immediate position, it will provide for a more qualified candidate down the road.
Hospitals, sporting arenas, entertainment venues and a number of other venues across the region need facilities management in place to ensure that the place runs like it should. We can help identify the type of facilities management jobs that are needed, staff the facility with qualified individuals and even provide short-term solutions until the “right” one is located.
Locating the right balance between experience, education and personality can be difficult. We are up for the task, however, because we understand what facilities management is about. Our team of professionals are disciplined and dedicated to locating the right staff that will make the difference within a client’s organization. It is what we do and what we do best – which can be seen with every candidate we provide.