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17th, August 2017

The importance of the working environment – Amazing offices from around the world!

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It can be quite easy to underestimate the effect that working environment and workplace design can have on both employees and customers. The world’s most successful organisations invest significant time and resources into their environment as they know that it has the ability to enhance and support the success of a business. For employees, chances […]

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13th, July 2017

5 Signs Your Employees Are Unhappy (and how to fix it)

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Unhappy employees are bad for business as they are typically less effective in their roles. They can also cause disruption and negativity among colleagues. They also may decide to leave when perhaps before unhappiness set in, they were valuable employees. Furthermore, from an altruistic perspective, surely a good company and a good boss would not […]

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18th, May 2017

World FM day – Why FM is great!

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World FM day was on Wednesday 17th May. The BIFM, along with other FM associations around the world, use today to highlight the increasing importance of facilities management as a profession. The stated goal for World FM day is to promote the ideals of facilities management to the profession itself, industry as a whole, the […]

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11th, May 2017

Are you a closet work superstar?

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Do you ever sit at your desk, staring into space, wondering what your boss, colleagues, and other stakeholders really think of you? In most British organisations, feedback is not often particularly forthcoming, and when it is, you can be fairly certain that it will be shrouded in diplomacy. To compensate, most organisations have a yearly […]

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5th, May 2017

Interview stories: 20 real life examples of what not to do…

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We all know that interviews can be stressful, and sometimes stress can make us do or say strange things. At Maxwell Stephens we work in close partnership with our candidates to identify key strengths, skills and areas of expertise, career goals and we provide expert guidance on interview preparation. The following real job interview anecdotes […]

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16th, February 2017

How to resign the professional way (and don’t accept any counter-offers)

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At last! You’ve found your dream job, flown through the interview process, and been offered the position. Whilst you’d probably prefer to be out celebrating, now is the time to start thinking seriously about your resignation. Leaving your current employer gracefully takes a high level of tact to avoid resentment, regret, and accidentally burning all […]

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