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1st, February 2018

Will we be all fishing half-eaten, mouldy sandwiches out of bins at the back of Greggs by Christmas?

Several weeks ago, we asked “Will the FM job market really die by Christmas?” It was following the spectacular collapse of FM-and-outsourcing giant Carillion plc. As I’m sure you’re aware, Carillion provided FM to 150,000 properties in the UK, Canada, and the Middle East. News broke that competitor Capita is also going through tough times […]

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31st, January 2018

Agile Working within FM

Scrum, product backlog, sprint….. These are all terms from Agile Project Methodology. If you are hearing them for the first time they are undoubtedly slightly alien. However many organisations are embracing Agile, and for many Facilities Managers who are involved in both tech and non tech projects, they will need to get up to speed […]

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17th, January 2018

Will The FM job market really die by Christmas?

With the latest news about Carillion plc (which provides FM to 150,000 properties in the UK, Canada, and the Middle East) coupled with the latest gloomy Brexit forecasts from economists, it’s not surprising there’s a lot of pessimism about the future at the moment – not just for the FM job market, but generally. It’s […]

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9th, January 2018

Is Brexit the new millennium bug?

The talk is all about Brexit but anyone born before 1982 will remember the world worrying about the Millennium Bug The Millennium Bug described a theoretical problem caused by the switch from 1999 to 2000 on computer processing units. There was much fear that computers around the world could not cope with the change of […]

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20th, December 2017

How to Create a Winter Risk Management Plan

The weather in the UK is unpredictable, with 2016 bringing one of the coldest winters in history. The infrastructure is broadly speaking not designed to manage such extremes in temperature, with the transport networks particularly suffering. Businesses can’t afford to be complacent as being unable to operate due to the weather can cause loss of […]

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6th, December 2017
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Facilities Management Networking Event a Resounding Success

On Thursday 30th November 2017, Maxwell Stephens organised it’s second Networking Event at the stunning Business Growth Fund’s offices in WC2. With around 60 distinguished attendees the atmosphere was electric, and the air was thick with good business chatter. As well as providing a fantastic networking opportunity for attendees, Maxwell Stephens arranged several talks from […]

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16th, November 2017

7 Traits of a Modern Leader

The business world is challenging, and the traits that a modern leader needed to succeed in the past often no longer cut it. We are experiencing huge technological shifts such as the rise of big data, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, and the leaders of today must ride the waves of disruptive change if they […]

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1st, November 2017

5 Steps to Bounce Back from Work Failure

I believe that experiencing failure at work at some stage in your career is not only inevitable, but it is a crucial way to grow and learn. Of course failure can take many forms and be of various degrees of significance. The good news is that if you deal with failure in the right way, […]

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1st, November 2017

2016 Salary Survey Recap

We’ve just closed the 2017 Maxwell Stephens Facilities Management Salary Survey. 1,250 of you kindly participated in last year’s survey so let’s remind ourselves of what we discovered back then.   We found a growing FM jobs market in 2016… …in spite of the gloom surrounding Brexit. Service providers were growing their organisations and more […]

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