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Overcoming challenges

Ilaria Cantelli, Education Manager at Uptree on the importance of improving social mobility through education and more inclusive recruitment practices In the UK today, your social background still highly impacts your opportunities in life. Compared with other developed countries, the ...

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Is the future workforce on hold?

Fifty-seven per cent of UK employers have stated that they are now hiring less graduates than last year. This comes as recent figures from job search engine Adzuna show that graduate positions have dropped nearly a third across the UK ...

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Where are the women?

Emma Thornton, Marketing Manager at FM Recruitment Experts – 300 North asks, is the underrepresentation of women in FM down to poor communication? Women make up around 21 per cent of the FM workforce according to an IFMA survey. An ...

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Recruitment struggles leaving a third of businesses short-staffed every week

A third (34 per cent) of UK businesses are finding themselves short-staffed at least once a week due to worker illness and the difficulty of recruiting enough people to fill gaps, reveals new research by online marketplace for flexible and ...

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Built environment associations join forces to promote the sector across the UK and the Republic of Ireland

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering Ireland (ACEI) have teamed up to promote built environment sectors across the UK and the Republic of Ireland The Chief Executive of ACE, Kate Jennings recently ...

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Power of apprenticeships

Harriet Stuchbury, Senior Consultant at LCMB on how SMEs within the FM sector can benefit from the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer scheme We spend up to 90 per cent of our working lives in buildings, so at LCMB, we have made ...

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Sodexo launches Starting Fresh employer toolkit 

Sodexo UK & Ireland has marked the first anniversary of Starting Fresh with the release of an employer toolkit. The toolkit builds on resources the organisation launched last March to help bridge the gap between businesses struggling with skills shortages ...

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Kingdom completes acquisition of Spectre Recruitment Group

Kingdom Services Group has acquired Spectre Recruitment Group, a provider of specialist staffing and recruitment services to some of the UK’s most recognisable brands, placing 1,500 colleagues each day across several sectors. The acquired business will be rebranded as Kingdom People ...

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Apprentices at ABM

Attracting talent is key to our growth plans says Richard Sykes, SVP and President of ABM UK and Ireland, and ABM’s engagement programme for young people plays a key part It was less than a decade ago when ABM didn’t ...

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Underrepresented groups key to fulfilling FM labour shortage

A new white paper published today by soft facilities management firm, SBFM, explores the industry’s continued struggle with recruitment and retention since Brexit and the Covid 19 pandemic and discusses the wealth of untapped potential that lies within various underrepresented ...

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