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Generation game

Jenny Cantrell, Business Manager of Facilities Management recruitment experts 300 North on why the FM sector needs to reach out to the school and student population to succession plan for the future With the current skills shortage in FM, largely ...

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Technical talent

Engineering is crucial to the UK economy, but the skills gap is growing. FMJ asked building services provider JCA how it finds, trains and motivates its staff Engineering is a critical part of the UK economy, employing around 20 per ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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