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4th, March 2015

How to Stand Out in a Facilities Management Interview

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Facilities Management Qualifications, Recruitment

If you want to succeed in landing the job of your dreams, you will need to ace your Facilities Management Interview! In a Facilities Management Interview, CVs and application forms can afford job-hungry candidates the luxury of pouring carefully over their submission for hours on end. Pressure is taken out of the situation and the […]

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20th, February 2015

Dealing With the Skills Gap – Qualifications over Experience

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Facilities News, In-house, Maxwell Stephens, News & PR, Outsourcing, Recruitment, Uncategorized

There is a definate skills gap in Facilities Management – Is the answer to go for qualifications over experience? Peter Forshaw from Maxwell Stephens argues the case. Skills gaps do exist when there are fewer experienced candidates on the market to deal with the recruitment needs of the employer. These exist within many industries such […]

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6th, January 2015

5 Personality traits for FM’s

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Facilities News, In-house, Maxwell Stephens, News & PR, Outsourcing, Recruitment, Uncategorized

I attended the BIFM London region event on behalf of Maxwell Stephens – “Question Time” at Somerset House at the end of September last year where one of the speakers made a comment which I thought was quite funny. When asked about the type of people he recruits, he said “we like anyone who is […]

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28th, December 2014
The Facilities Management Sector as defined by Petter Forshaw from Workplace Futures Conference

It’s all in the meaning!

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Facilities News, In-house, Maxwell Stephens, News & PR, Outsourcing, Recruitment, Uncategorized

An analysis of the perception of the Facilities Management Industry in 2014 It’s all in the meaning! A 2005 study of recruitment and retention practices in NHS Trusts by Sheffield Hallam University researchers argued evidence of lower salaries and higher levels of employee turnover within the Estates departments of hospitals suggested there was a need […]

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8th, March 2014
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The Value of an Effective Candidate Briefing in Facilities Management

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Facilities Management Qualifications, Facilities News, In-house, Recruitment

The Value of an Effective Candidate Briefing When a candidate walks into an interview they are often stepping into the unknown. What more can be done, by recruitment consultancies such as Maxwell Stephens, to ensure that the candidate is entering the room fully briefed to talk about a role for which they are ideally suited? […]

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20th, February 2014
Hard & Soft Services Discussion via LinkedIn

Does an FM need to know about both Hard and Soft Services?

Posted in Candidate, Comments, Facilities Management, Facilities News, In-house, Maxwell Stephens, News & PR, Outsourcing, Recruitment

Does an FM need to know about both Hard and Soft Services? Maxwell Stephens posted the above question via LinkedIn recently and we had some interesting comments from FM professionals.  Copies of which are below:   “Peter Forshaw, without wishing to debate the various definitions of FM, I’ll attempt to answer your question by saying an FM must […]

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