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16th, September 2016

Hard Versus Soft Skills

Posted in Facilities Management

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

Posted in Facilities Management, Recruitment

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

Posted in Facilities Management, Recruitment

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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23rd, August 2016

Scorecards to Manage Suppliers

Posted in Facilities Management

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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19th, July 2016

Impact of Brexit on Business and Recruitment

Posted in Facilities News, 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

Posted in Candidate, Facilities Management

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 […]

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