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14th, October 2016

The Outsourcing Era

Many Facilities Managers find themselves managing outsourced services. By that we mean that a service was once internally provided, but a decision was made for an external supplier to provide it instead. Whilst outsourcing as a business choice is fairly mature, there are still many examples of services that are internally managed which are being […]

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12th, October 2016

FM Providing Strategic Advantage

There was a time when Facilities Management was considered to be an operational/tactical function. It kept the lights on, and no more. It did not have a seat at the table when businesses spoke about competitive advantage, or about how they would attract clients. Gone are the days of FM being considered an overhead, as […]

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3rd, October 2016

Successful Structured Interviews

Imagine interviews on a continuum from structured at the one end to unstructured at the other end. A fully unstructured interview might be a chat, or perhaps an interviewer simply giving the floor to the candidate and asking them to explain why they should be hired. I have to say that in my experience, an […]

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26th, September 2016

London’s Changing Skyline

London is a beautiful city which is world-renowned for its skyscrapers. The Shard, which was finished in 2012 and opened the following year, is currently the tallest building in the UK at almost 310m; a whopping 95-storeys. The financial crisis put a halt to many of the plans for new tall buildings in London, but […]

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22nd, September 2016

How Not to Use Social Media When Job Hunting

If you’re on the hunt for a new career, you might want to pause for a second before posting that picture of your night out onto your Facebook page, as over a third (36%) of 4000 recruiters recently surveyed by Monster.co.uk admitted that they have turned down a job applicant after snooping on their social media […]

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21st, September 2016

Facilities Management Qualifications vs. Industry Expertise

Efficient facilities management is paramount to the success of every organisation. In this fast-growing discipline, how critical are formal FM qualifications for both applicants and businesses in addition to sector-established skill sets? Do today’s facilities management candidates need formal qualifications to succeed? The debate regarding the necessary combination of soft skills, hard skills, and formal […]

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20th, September 2016

How to Get the Salary you Want!

You have wowed them with your CV and got that job interview, fantastic! But what about the money? Talking about salaries with a potential employer can feel very awkward, but it’s really important that you are happy with this aspect of a job. Before you discuss it, read these tips for negotiating the salary you […]

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17th, September 2016

How to Tackle Competency Based Questions

Most interviews have at least one competency based question. They seem to fill even the most confident candidates with dread. This need not be the case and I can tell you that the way to increase your confidence levels is to prepare, prepare, prepare. What is a competency based question? A competency based question asks […]

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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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