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FM firms up hourly rate for skills-short roles as Brexit looms

Facilities management firms are turning to financial incentives to lure top contract talent as the Brexit vote drives EU citizens out of the UK, according to data from Engage Technology Partners. The staffing software supplier’s pay data has revealed that ...

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FM Clinic: Addressing the skills gap in FM through training and development

According to the Facilities Management Business Confidence survey by the BIFM, 27 per cent of respondents felt a shortage of skilled staff could be a barrier to success over the next 12 months. Yet in a separate report by the ...

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CBFM launches ‘Partnership for Development’ in the UAE

Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) has launched a ‘Partnership for Development’ initiative involving the transfer of facilities management skills aimed at reaching out specifically to blue-collar workers from a variety of different companies, located across the UAE. CBFM has already ...

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FM Clinic: What can the FM sector do to ensure the engineering skills pipeline is maintained in the long term?

M&A analysis of the FM sector by BDO found that just over half of deals completed in the last two years involved businesses in the building management systems, M&E and compliance services sub sectors. In this way organisations can bring ...

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Is the future bright?

William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018 FM continues to be an evolving industry that is at the forefront of business transformation. The 2017 RICS & IFMA Raising ...

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ABM UK launches programme to tackle skills gap in FM and engineering 

Facilities management services provider, ABM UK, has launched a pilot programme and media campaign to the younger generation in a bid to change perceptions that facilities management and engineering is about oily rags, overalls and ‘no prospects, when in fact it offers a pathway ...

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Secure workforce

Security experts debate the impact of Brexit on the industry’s ability to provide high-quality manned services in the challenging times to come Demand for manned security services is growing, according to research by Mintel. Unfortunately, it’s coupled with increased emphasis ...

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RICS warns historic buildings could be at risk from skills crisis

Historic buildings are at risk, due to a restoration skills crisis that threatens the future of some of Britain’s best-known national treasures, warns the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) following a recent survey it commissioned with YouGov. The survey ...

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UK construction industry could lose almost 200,000 EU workers post-Brexit

New figures out from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have revealed that the UK construction industry could see almost 200,000 EU workers leaving our shores post-Brexit if Britain loses access to the single market. Latest RICS figures show ...

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Resolving engineering’s image problem

It started when incentives for apprenticeships disappeared in the late 90s. Today, it means supply cannot meet demand. The proposed apprenticeship levy is well intended, but ultimately misguided. Andy Donnell, managing director of ABM UK’s Business and Industry Group explains ...

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