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Building recruits

Harvey Gretton, Managing Director at Blayze Group offers expert advice on meeting the challenges of recruiting within the built environment The UK construction industry is facing a serious skills shortage in both professional and practical roles, with young people, ethnic ...

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Cleaning industry staffing shortages at critical juncture

Employers in the cleaning sector need to adapt to a rapidly changing workforce if they are to win the “frantic” battle for workers, warns redwigwam. The flexible worker company says that only by adopting new approaches can businesses expect to ...

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Now hiring! Overcoming the challenge of recruiting for soft services

It’s notoriously difficult to recruit for certain soft FM services. Challenges include hiring the right skill level, keeping people motivated, and making the job appealing, all whilst delivering what the business needs. This problem seems to be more profound in ...

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Cleaning and hygiene industry facing ‘severe’ staff shortages

The cleaning and hygiene industry is suffering “severe” staff shortages with the rate of vacancies having increased dramatically, according to a new survey carried out by the British Cleaning Council (BCC). As one of the UK’s biggest industries recruitment problems ...

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Right behaviour

How can recruiters balance a cultural fit with diversity? Through a more behavioural led recruitment strategy says David Bernard, CEO of predictive hiring firm, AssessFirst Warnings have come from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) of a huge recruitment challenge. ...

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Maxim FM on recruitment drive following a number of new contract wins

Maxim Facilities Management is looking to create up to 100 new jobs over the next year after winning a string of new contracts across the country. The Sunderland-based firm provides commercial contract cleaning and facilities management services to public and ...

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Employment confidence reaches record level as COVID-hit sectors struggle to recruit

Employment intentions are now at their highest since 2013 according to the CIPD’s latest Labour Market Outlook. This gain has been driven by a continued surge in recruitment intentions, with 69 per cent of employers planning to recruit in the ...

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Virtual onboarding

Nicolas Speeckaert, Co-Founder and Director of skeeled, a provider of AI predictive talent acquisition software, on the benefits of virtual recruitment in the ‘hybrid workplace’ The UK is forging ahead with its COVID-19 vaccine programme and most businesses and employees ...

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CH&CO’s double commitment to Springboard

The independent catering and hospitality business has strengthened its support of UK hospitality charity, Springboard, and its new initiative ‘Springboard to 2022’ with two clear commitments. CH&CO has pledged to advertise all its entry level roles with Springboard before advertising ...

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Inclusive for all

FMJ spoke to committee members Sharon Slinger and Colin Kimber of the LGBT+ in FM network which brings together a group of individuals from organisations within the FM sector to foster inclusiveness and respect within FM It’s been estimated that ...

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