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16th, September 2016

Hard Versus Soft Skills

To be a successful Facilities Manager, should you possess stronger hard or soft skills? This is an ongoing debate, and the punch line is that you will need both. In reality, most individuals will be slightly stronger in one area than the other. For example, you will have likely come across individuals in the workplace […]

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13th, September 2016

The Future of Job Advertising

Maxwell Stephens are conscious of the fact that job advertising has in most cases become boring, unimaginative, and lazy on the part of recruiters. Shaking The Job Advertising Trend We want to shake the trend up by finding new ways to share job advertisements on social media YouTube Maxwell Stephens have started to post our jobs […]

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12th, September 2016

Hiring Staff Post Brexit

The first 8 months of this year were dominated by Brexit, a lot of scaremongering, and a multitude of governmental changes. Pre referendum the prediction for the permanent facilities management jobs market was a strong 2016 on the back of a strong finish to 2015. However, as soon as the referendum was announced in in late […]

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11th, September 2016

Why is My CV Not Working for Me?

The very first thing to tell you is that it is not always your CV which is stopping you from getting interviews. By that I mean that perhaps the market is very slow when you are looking, or you are not applying for the roles that you are most likely to be a good fit […]

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10th, September 2016

8 Tips to Impress in an Interview

Have you ever interviewed somebody yourself and wondered how they could be in person the opposite of what you expected from reading their CV? What was it they did that disappointed you? Think about this, because by analysing the actions of others in interviews that turned you off, it can help you to not imitate […]

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9th, September 2016

How to Make Your CV Stand Out From the Rest

Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is one of the most important documents that you will ever own and maintain. It is your key to securing the jobs that you want and will help you follow your career progression. It is your window-shop; the document that is the first thing a prospective employer sees of you and from […]

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23rd, August 2016

Scorecards to Manage Suppliers

In many organisations, services such as catering, building security, fleet, and travel management, are outsourced to other organisations. In this common scenario, the role of the facilities manager is to manage the supplier to ensure the service is delivered to the agreed specification. This article covers how services can we effectively managed using scorecards. Monitoring […]

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23rd, August 2016

Are the Robots Coming?

The past few years have seen renewed public interest and debate on how technology will shape the future; not only in relation to our personal lives, but also our careers. Just this week, as the Olympic Games in Rio came to a close, a spokesperson for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has sparked conversation by saying […]

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19th, July 2016

Impact of Brexit on Business and Recruitment

In late June 2016, the people of Britain voted to leave the European Union. Since the leave vote, the pound has fallen to a 31-year low against the dollar; due to David Cameron’s resignation, Britain has a new prime minister, the stock market fell dramatically and Investment Bank Goldman Sachs has made the grave prediction […]

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