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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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6th, April 2017

Learning Trends for 2017 – What’s New?

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How many training courses have you been on that took days of your time, had such an abundance of content that you could not possibly hope to remember everything, and then when you finally get back to your desk the torrent of emails you have received are enough to wish you had not bothered in […]

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4th, April 2017

Article 50: What Happens Next?

Posted in Comments, Recruitment

In a historic moment Theresa May triggered Article 50 which marks the beginning of negotiations for the exit of the UK from the EU. The UK has been a member of the EU since 1973 which is a 44 year relationship that will need to be untangled. Abba summed it up when they sang ‘Breaking […]

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