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17th, October 2019

Horses for courses: FM Insights from Elliott Chase

Choice is a wonderful thing. Maybe not so much in the 57-varieties American-inspired overload that quickly becomes baffling. But more in the sense of having a few clear options, one of which should lead to satisfaction. That’s almost the case with facilities management. Fundamentally, there’s a solid range of options. But that doesn’t stop FM […]

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2nd, October 2019

The 10 in 10 Gambia Challenge

The 10 in 10 Gambia Challenge Maxwell Stephens are thrilled to be sponsoring this amazing charitable event, raising money for some incredible causes both here in the UK and in The Gambia.   Donate What is the 10 in 10 Challenge?   One of our very own recruitment consultants, Michael Bleasby, brought our attention to […]

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20th, September 2019
managing micromanagement

Managing Micromanagement: Advice for Employees and Employers

Managing Micromanagement: Advice for Employers and Employees Micromanagement can have quite a significant impact on the working environment, in particular anxiety levels of employees and employers alike. Micromanaging be a very difficult habit to break out of, and in fact you may not even recognise your behaviour as micromanagement, instead labelling it as being a […]

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4th, September 2019
insourcing in facilities management

The Insourcing Revolution and Implications for the FM industry

The FM industry has always been turbulent, yet the past several years has been particularly volatile. Socioeconomic and political influences have shaken up the market, with a number of a major players either having to overhaul their operations, or withdrawing from the industry completely (e.g. the likes of Carillion, Interserve and more recently the Kier […]

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20th, August 2019

Keep your foot out of your mouth – What not to say to your boss!

Spending the majority of your waking life in the workplace means that there is a very good chance that at some point you will say something you shouldn’t to the wrong person. We all know how it feels to put our foot in our mouth, however there is a whole level of embarrassment and risk […]

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7th, August 2019
work life balance

Work sweet work: the double-edged sword of increased connectivity

Technological advancements have obviously had a huge impact on how we live our lives, and this is particularly true of our work lives. In generations past, there were clear boundaries between home and work life, however this is no longer the case. The enhanced connectivity that technology provides means that these boundaries between home and […]

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17th, July 2019
Career Jungle Gym

Don’t Climb the Career Ladder, Get on the Career Jungle Gym!

In the recruitment sector, we are reminded every day just how unpredictable life can be and the huge impact this can have on an individual’s career trajectory and their plans for the future. This is particularly true in the world of Facilities Management, and if there’s one thing that a FM needs to be it’s […]

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4th, July 2019
written communication

Striking the Right Tone in your Written Communication

It is well documented that a major proportion of communication is nonverbal, with a lot off “between-the-lines” communication happening through things like body language and tone of voice. This one of the reasons why written communication can be challenging, and often misconstrued or misunderstood. Written communication is much more open to interpretation, and without the […]

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13th, June 2019

Small Things Make a Big Difference – Easy ways to improve the working environment

Small things make a big difference:Easy ways to improve the working environment You’re sat in a spine warping office chair from the 60’s, staring at the blank wall in front of your desk trying not to succumb to the fluorescent lighting induced migraine that’s eager to unleash itself. This kind of working environment is not […]

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