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17th, January 2018
FM job market

Will The FM job market really die by Christmas?

With the latest news about Carillion plc (which provides FM to 150,000 properties in the UK, Canada, and the Middle East) coupled with the latest gloomy Brexit forecasts from economists, it’s not surprising there’s a lot of pessimism about the future at the moment – not just for the FM job market, but generally. It’s […]

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20th, December 2017
Winter Risk Management

How to Create a Winter Risk Management Plan

The weather in the UK is unpredictable, with 2016 bringing one of the coldest winters in history. The infrastructure is broadly speaking not designed to manage such extremes in temperature, with the transport networks particularly suffering. Businesses can’t afford to be complacent as being unable to operate due to the weather can cause loss of […]

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6th, December 2017
networking

Facilities Management Networking Event a Resounding Success

On Thursday 30th November 2017, Maxwell Stephens organised it’s second Networking Event at the stunning Business Growth Fund’s offices in WC2. With around 60 distinguished attendees the atmosphere was electric, and the air was thick with good business chatter. As well as providing a fantastic networking opportunity for attendees, Maxwell Stephens arranged several talks from […]

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16th, November 2017

7 Traits of a Modern Leader

The business world is challenging, and the traits that a modern leader needed to succeed in the past often no longer cut it. We are experiencing huge technological shifts such as the rise of big data, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, and the leaders of today must ride the waves of disruptive change if they […]

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1st, November 2017
work failure

5 Steps to Bounce Back from Work Failure

I believe that experiencing failure at work at some stage in your career is not only inevitable, but it is a crucial way to grow and learn. Of course failure can take many forms and be of various degrees of significance. The good news is that if you deal with failure in the right way, […]

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1st, November 2017
Salary Survey

2016 Salary Survey Recap

We’ve just closed the 2017 Maxwell Stephens Facilities Management Salary Survey. 1,250 of you kindly participated in last year’s survey so let’s remind ourselves of what we discovered back then.   We found a growing FM jobs market in 2016… …in spite of the gloom surrounding Brexit. Service providers were growing their organisations and more […]

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20th, October 2017

BBC The Apprentice…and how not to get ahead in your FM career

The two Sarahs facing down Siobhan, promotional billboards full of typographical errors, a body-popper, Anisa and Jade wrestling over who was going to be project manager. Yes, it’s The Apprentice and it’s back on the BBC. All of the Maxwell Stephens team talk about it the following morning. It purports to be a business show […]

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19th, October 2017
Interim

Is a move into the interim world for you?

Successful interims can attract very healthy day rates, and the best can work 12 months of the year if they choose to – moving from assignment to assignment. However, it can be all too easy to observe interims and fail to consider that it is not a suitable career choice for everybody. There are certain […]

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12th, October 2017
Maternity Leave

5 tips for going back to work after maternity leave

It can be daunting re-entering the workforce after maternity leave, even if you have a job you are returning to. We have four top tips that will help that transition as smooth as possible. Plan, plan, plan It is useful to have a clear idea of when you are planning to go back to work, […]

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