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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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8th, July 2016

The Changing Face of the FM Profession

Facilities management has historically been male dominated, with an older demographic who have typically worked their way up through the ranks. It was not necessarily a career choice back-up by formal education, but rather people started on reception, or security, or another front of house role. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this route, but […]

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24th, June 2016
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The Perfect CV – Questions, Answers and Tips

Searching for a job has become increasingly simple, with the tools at our fingertips that will bring back job search results at the click of a button. Online search engines such as Google, as well as social media platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn, have revolutionised the way we advertise and apply for vacancies. Not to […]

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22nd, June 2016
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Peter Forshaw to Speak at Facilities Show

Maxwell Stephens are once again involved in the annual Facilities Show, in which inspirational speakers come together to deliver knowledge, innovation and solutions at the UK’s largest Facilities Management event. Taking place at the ExCel London and in its third year, the three day event, running from the 21st-23rd June, is set to be bigger […]

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14th, June 2016

How Can I Analyse a Candidate’s Intangible Skills?

Finding the right candidate for your vacancy can be difficult. Whilst it is easy to find out about their sales prowess or perhaps confirm the achievements they claim to have made in their previous roles, it is tricky to find those intangible skills that are important to you. Whether you are looking for someone who […]

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9th, June 2016

10 Interview Questions to Determine Emotional Intelligence

As an employer, who you hire into the organisation is one of the key determinants of business success. Interview processes only offer a limited time to ascertain if the individual has the requisite skills to perform the role, and whether or not they will fit into the company culture. Cultural fit and one’s ability to […]

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6th, June 2016

Why a Job Hopper Could be your Next Best Hire

People who have changed jobs many times, known as job hoppers, are often dismissed by recruiters and employers as being unsuitable. Once recruiters see that a prospective candidate has switched employment a number of times, then the application is often discarded.   But before you toss those CVs aside, take another look, as you could risk missing out on some great […]

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