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Study reveals 1 in 3 employers are likely to make redundancies before the end of 2020

A new survey from Acas has found that over a third of employers (37 per cent) are likely to make staff redundancies in the next three months. Acas commissioned YouGov to ask British businesses about their redundancy plans and knowledge of the law in this area. ...

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FM Clinic

In today’s transient society fewer employees are staying with their employers for long periods of time. Do you think it is important to encourage long service? What are the advantages to long-service versus encouraging a healthy turnover of staff? Does ...

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You’re hired

When people think about apprenticeships the first thing that comes to mind is usually young people, just out of school or college taking their first steps toward learning a trade. Whilst that is often the case there are now plenty ...

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How has social networking affected recruitment in the cleaning sector?

Lorraine Thomas, managing director of specialist search and selection consultancy Metzger, considers the impact of social networking on recruitment. What are the benefits for cleaning sector employers using social media as part of a hiring strategy – and what are ...

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How prepared is the FM industry to tackle the impending skills shortage?

This month at the Facilities Show FMJ will be hosting our annual debate. In it we will be asking whether the facilities management industry is prepared for the fall out from the impending skills shortage? Where are the industry’s strengths ...

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A commitment to FM training and qualifications

A commitment to training and qualifications differentiates excellent companies and FMs from the rest, says Jane Bell, director of Learning and Development Services, BIFM Training The old Chinese saying about living in ‘interesting times’ seems never to have been more ...

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Lessons learnt from awkward conversations

Awkward conversations are an unfortunate but necessary part of a working life, coming in all shapes, sizes and varieties. What is the most unpleasant encounter you have ever had in your career and what lessons did you learn from this? ...

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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 Redemption Game

The question of what happens to people once they are released from prison is an age old one, but has rarely been more prevalent or newsworthy. Footballer (or should that be former footballer?) Ched Evans has been unable to return ...

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Staff at Sovereign Housing Association credit the Identicom with keeping them safe whilst working alone

Lone worker specialist Connexion2 has provided their Identicom device and SoloProtect service to more than 550 employees at Sovereign Housing Association, providing a key part of their duty of care to staff. Employees including Anti-Social Behaviour Officers , Housing Support ...

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