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A ‘fake’ path to success

We constantly hear about people “faking it, until they make it”. Did this cliché apply to you when you were first starting in your current position, or indeed at any point in your career? What advice would you give to ...

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Will FM become a career of choice for Britain’s youth?

We often hear that FM is a career that people just fall into. Yet Universities are now offering courses in it, foreign students are regular visitors to key sites in Britain and the wider public perception is increasing all the ...

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What are the key points to a successful career path?

Every April the London Marathon huffs and puffs around town. Runners train for years so they know just when to expend bursts of energy and when to hold back. Bearing in mind that we often hear how your career is ...

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What does FM require from a new government?

With the general election now less than 100 days away, what policies and strategies does the FM industry need to see implemented by any new government 
in order to flourish in the years ahead? THE END-USER’S VIEW GUY STALLARD, 
CHAIRMAN, ...

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Transferring past skills into your current roles

In an interview with FMJ last month, Macro MD Debra Ward said that waitressing in her youth was the best possible preparation for a career in FM as it taught her how to prioritise, about procurement, customer service and more. ...

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The future of staff holidays

Richard Branson has recently announced plans to let staff take time off whenever, and for however long, they want. What do you think the future of staff holidays is? Will the rise of mobile working and the increase in connectivity ...

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Communicating with colleagues: What are the best methods to use?

Q: Bearing in mind the massive leaps made in communications technology over the last decade or so, what do you think is the best way of keeping in contact with colleagues, and are any expendable? THE END-USER’S VIEW GUY STALLARD, ...

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FMs role in improving working conditions for cleaners

A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has revealed that employers in the commercial cleaning industry are failing to meet their responsibilities to their staff on pay, holiday or sick leave or dealing with their concerns. How ...

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Are days away from the office at events truly productive?

“With the Facilities Show over for another year, do you feel that these days away from the office are truly productive and beneficial for FMs, as well as the organisations who employ them?”   THE COACHES’S VIEW DAVID KENTISH, DIRECTOR ...

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How important is it to win awards in the FM industry?

Entries closed for the BIFM’s ‘Facilities Manager of the Year’ award on the 27th of June. With this in mind, how much importance is placed on award winning in the FM industry? Aside from the obvious pride winners feel, does ...

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