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22nd, May 2019

The meaning of Brexit: FM Insights from Elliott Chase

Has FM factored into business strategy sufficient consideration of the Brexit process, or is there a bit of a shock still to come? One of the most interesting commercially (and challenging, politically and socially) aspects of the whole Brexit story right from the early days of the referendum campaigns has been the number of ‘unknowns’ […]

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14th, May 2019
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Changing Landscape – How an increase of graduates in FM may affect the profession.

Peter Forshaw, Managing Director at Maxwell Stephens, was recently approached by facilitate magazine to give his views on research which suggests that an increasing number of graduates and young professionals are choosing a career in Facilities Management, and to discuss how this could potentially affect the profession. Here is what Peter had to say…   […]

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8th, May 2019
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Breaking out of the comfort zone – Networking for Introverts

For the introverts of the world, networking events bring with them a whole heap of neurosis. Anxiety, fear, stress, shyness. These are just a few of the psychological barriers that many introverts have to overcome to push themselves out of their comfort zone and network successfully. For some, a networking event may feel like you’ve […]

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1st, May 2019
workplace bullying

Don’t suffer in silence! How to deal with workplace bullying.

You may think that bullying is something that is restricted to the school playground, however a large proportion have either been witness to, or victim of, workplace bullying at some point in their adult life. The workplace can be stressful at the best of times, but add workplace bullying into the mix and you have […]

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17th, April 2019
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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
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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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