FREE Ebook Download: The Facilities Manager Within
A Facilities Manager is a hidden hero in a company. A great facilities manager is just like the power company; you don’t think about them until they aren’t working correctly.
Many companies work hard to find Facilities Managers to hire from the outside. They will post advertisements in newspapers and online boards. They will even host job fairs in the hopes that a superstar will walk through the door.
Doing it alone can be expensive and time consuming. The trick is to hire well, train right, and trust the process. Getting the right person requires expertise and skill. You want to make sure that they start with the qualities you need and then grow inside your company to be the FM that you want.
In this Ebook we will: Discuss the most important traits of a Facilities Manager, review training methods that are most effective for FMs, and look at ways to set your new manager free to work in their own building for your enterprise.
The Facilities Manager is one of the most important managers in your business.
This is the person who literally makes sure that lights turn on, the roof is intact, and that the buildings are well maintained.
Without a reliable and competent facilities manager, many properties would fall into disrepair quickly. A building that isn’t working well will cause disruption to your employees, and in turn, your business.
The right candidate needs to be skilled in managing both facilities and people. As a result, there are two basic personality traits that every Facilities Manager should have – an outgoing personality and attention to detail.
Looking for education and certifications is all well and good, but if the necessary personality traits aren’t there, your FM will be more of a liability than an asset.
It’s also important not to undermine starting with an entry-level employee. If you start with someone who has the personality and some of the training, you will be able to mould them into the leader that your specific organisation needs.