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17th, October 2019

Horses for courses: FM Insights from Elliott Chase

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Facilities News, News & PR

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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17th, July 2019
Career Jungle Gym

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

Posted in Comments, Facilities Management, Recruitment

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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20th, March 2019
Interserve

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

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Facilities News, News & PR, Recruitment

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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9th, January 2018

Is Brexit the new millennium bug?

Posted in Comments, Facilities Management, Maxwell Stephens, News & PR

The talk is all about Brexit but anyone born before 1982 will remember the world worrying about the Millennium Bug The Millennium Bug described a theoretical problem caused by the switch from 1999 to 2000 on computer processing units. There was much fear that computers around the world could not cope with the change of […]

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20th, October 2017
The Apprentice

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

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Maxwell Stephens, News & PR

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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7th, April 2017

Crisis Management: Managing the Unmanageable

Posted in Comments, In-house

On Wednesday 21st March 2017, Khalid Masood carried out a devastating terror attack in Westminster, London. Five people died, more than 50 were injured, and London came to a near standstill as the police put transport links on lockdown. Some 12 years earlier London was rocked by the London bombings that took 52 lives and injured […]

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