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5th, January 2015
Hard & Soft Services Discussion via LinkedIn

The Value of an Effective Candidate Briefing

The Value of an Effective Candidate Briefing When a candidate walks into an interview they are often stepping into the unknown. What more can be done, by recruitment consultancies such as Maxwell Stephens, to ensure that the candidate is entering the room fully briefed to talk about a role for which they are ideally suited? […]

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1st, January 2015
FM

Do clients and candidates still need agencies in the Facilities Management Industry?

Facilities Management Briefing – Recruitment – Do clients and candidates still need agencies? Clients – As with any outsourced service, the question will inevitably be asked whether the end user can undertake this service themselves and if they have the in-house expertise capable of running an effective recruitment campaign. The growth of the internet has further […]

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1st, January 2015
facilities management job offering

One of the Keys to Successful Change Management in Facilities Management

In the competitive world we live in, Maxwell Stephens  believes it seems clear that organisations must change to remain competitive and relevant in the modern world. Preparation is the key to successful change management in facilities which might sound obvious; however thorough planning will be the difference between those who drive successful change through and those […]

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28th, December 2014
The Facilities Management Sector as defined by Petter Forshaw from Workplace Futures Conference

It’s all in the meaning!

An analysis of the perception of the Facilities Management Industry in 2014 It’s all in the meaning! A 2005 study of recruitment and retention practices in NHS Trusts by Sheffield Hallam University researchers argued evidence of lower salaries and higher levels of employee turnover within the Estates departments of hospitals suggested there was a need […]

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4th, December 2014
Facilities Management qualifications

The Argument for Qualifications OR Experience in Facilities Management

Qualifications OR Experience in Facilities: Which would you pick if you wanted to be a successful Facilities Manager? Peter Forshaw, Managing Director for Maxwell Stephens argues the case. I am delighted to have been involved with one of the BIFM’s special interest groups recently. Only through dealing with Samantha Bowman and her extremely capable colleagues […]

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4th, December 2014
The Facilities Management Sector as defined by Petter Forshaw from Workplace Futures Conference

Facilities Management Sector

In the Facilities Management Sector Facilities Managers are expected by their organisations to competently manage an ever increasing list of tasks and at the same time understand their own employer core business and contribute to that bottom line. Before I attended the recent Workplace Futures Conference  I always presumed that FM’s are mainly required to reduce […]

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4th, November 2014
Maxwell Stephens are Facilities Management Specialists

The Facilities Management Recruitment Firm

The 5 Keys to a Successful Partnership with a facilities management recruitment firm Employing the right people is essential to running any successful business. When you use the services of a Facilities Management Recruitment firm such as Maxwell Stephens for your recruitment needs; essentially we are representing your organisation working on your behalf to find […]

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31st, October 2014
Facilities Management Interviewing

Tips for Successful Video Interviewing

As technology slowly integrates further into our modern world, video interviews are becoming the new way to expedite the interview process and bring candidates and employers closer together, faster than before. No different than a traditional face to face interview, preparation is key for a successful video interview with advance planning bearing a tremendous amount of […]

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4th, October 2014
The facilities management job search basics

The Professional Facilities Manager. The backbone of our buildings

What a Facilities Manager does and how to recruit the best candidate for the job. While it might not be a profession that most of us outside the  industry know too much about, with good facilities managers our offices, shops and leisure spaces would cease to function, with an attendant knock-on effect on productivity and the […]

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