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Permanent employment vs. going freelance in the FM sector

What are the advantages to giving up permanent employment in order to go freelance or to take a fixed-term contract? Is the FM market stable enough to go freelance and are there sufficient opportunities for this in the FM industry? ...

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It pays to be prepared when asking for a rise

Asking for a pay rise is one of the most difficult things an employee can do. What tips do you have for making this easier and for getting the pay rise? THE CONSULTANT’S VIEW VICKY O’FARRELL MD MOTIVATIONAL VOICE So ...

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Should socialising at industry events be compulsory?

Do you think it is appropriate for an organisation to make socialising at industry events compulsory? What advantages are there to the individual and to the company? How does this conflict with the trend towards work-life balance? THE MD’S VIEW ...

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Bosses behaving badly

We are often told how important it is to provide timely and constructive feedback to people. However, what tips do you have for providing feedback to your boss when they are behaving in a way that you find unhelpful or ...

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Board of the question

We often talk about FM getting recognised at board level. Obviously this is important for a number of reasons, but one is the question of where FMs actually turn to. Most departments know exactly where they fit into the corporate ...

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How beneficial are whacky designs in a modern day office?

Every time people bring up interiors or office redesigns in print or at conferences you can bet your life it won’t be long before someone brings up “Google’s offices” or something similar. Are these whacky designs actually relevant or beneficial ...

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FM: Internal promotions vs external recruitment

Should people looking to fill their FM positions look to promote internally or bring in someone from outside? Does it really make any difference and should it be considered a part of FM recruitment strategy? THE HR VIEW C-J GREEN, ...

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Does landing your perfect job mean having to up sticks?

Should young people entering the FM industry accept they may have to move as an accepted part of getting a job? Should this be something you only do for the perfect position or has it become a given? THE RECRUITER’S ...

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The FM job title…

There is a modern trend where job titles in the FM industry can encompass pretty much anything from corporate services manager to workspace manager. Not forgetting the plain old FM. In 2016 does the job title bestowed upon an FM ...

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FM’s issue X

For years professionals have been told that X is the most important issue facing the industry. X might be innovation, wellbeing or something else entirely. But in your opinion what is the most important issue that the FM industry will ...

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