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17th, April 2019
UK building restoration

Rebuilding Notre Dame: Examples of successful restorations in the UK

As will most likely already know, a devastating blaze ripped through the iconic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, destroying much of the roof and causing its steeple to collapse. Thankfully the fire was tackled in time to save this 850-year-old building, with officials stating that it was within 30 minutes of total destruction. […]

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29th, March 2019
zombie facilities manager

Why a Facilities Manager would be good in a zombie holocaust!

With zombies making an appearance in pretty much every corner of modern pop culture, chances are you’ve meticulously planned your survival strategy for when the inevitable nuclear fallout or advanced weaponised nanotechnology creates a pandemic of shuffling brain-chompers. You may think being a soldier, medical professional, or Bear Grylls would be ideal in this scenario, […]

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20th, March 2019
Interserve

Interserve in administration: Workforce lessons to be learnt from large service providers

Following the heavily-publicised liquidation of FM giant Carillion last year, serious questions were raised about the outsourcing industry, and particularly the government’s reliance on the outsourcing of important public services. It seems these fundamental questions may be asked again with the recent news that the support services titan Interserve has gone into administration. Razor thin […]

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14th, March 2019

What next for FM? FM Insights from Elliott Chase

If there is one thing that FM knows a lot about, it’s change. Change has been the story of facilities management since its earliest days. That’s especially true in the UK – widely regarded as the most mature market in the world: the whole concept of FM as ‘a thing’ grew out of evolution here, […]

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7th, March 2019
Chief Workplace Officer

Chief Workplace Officer: The FM of the Future?

As specialist FM recruiters, we have certainly seen an increase in the number of employers who are placing an increased emphasis on the workplace (employee experience, increased productivity, technological advancements etc), however this trend has not necessarily translated into senior workplace specific roles yet. Rather we have seen that these workplace principles and duties are […]

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28th, February 2019
london buildings

The London Buildings Quiz – How many can you get?

As you may have noticed, we do enjoy a good quiz at Maxwell Stephens. We love London, and we especially love the huge variety of amazing buildings dotted around the city. Have a go at our new London Buildings quiz below – can you beat the Maxwell Stephens score of 12 out of 15?

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22nd, February 2019
Facilities Management recruit talent

The cream of the crop – Tips on how to attract the top talent.

In the modern recruitment world, candidates are spoilt for choice when it comes to searching for their perfect job. So much choice in fact, that it is becoming increasingly difficult for employers to stand out from the crowd and attract the top talent. Savvy top-tier professionals know what they are worth, and can afford to […]

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13th, February 2019
traditional fm recruitment

Are traditional recruitment principles becoming extinct?

Advanced shortlisting algorithms, data-driven segmentation, Artificial Intelligence. You may not fully understand all the lingo, but it is clear that technological advancements have had a huge impact on the way recruitment is done. With recruitment technology becoming more refined and sophisticated with each passing day, it begs the question whether there is an over reliance […]

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6th, February 2019
FM industry perception

Seizing the high ground – FM Insights from Elliott Chase

The FM industry does a lot of things really well. What if we added one more to the list that could lift our perception, our value, our reputation? What if we became the champions of the cause that sits within that nexus of principles already close to much of FM practice anyway – the ideas […]

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