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FM Procurment - CEO:FM

There are many larger organisations that benefit from a diverse set of CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualified professionals who they can got to for advice on topics ranging from specifications and tendering to contracts and relationship management.   But not all organisations are as lucky and this means that some FMs miss out on some of the key advice and support that procurement professionals bring. In some

CEO:FM Interview Guide

A new year is often the time for change and for some, this will mean finding a new job. Every interview you attend is important whether you are gaining valuable experience through a gruelling internal process or wanting to push yourself and further your career by finding the perfect job for you from the plethora of jobs online.  Aside from wanting to get out of your comfort zone, you will

CEO:FM

We may have patience rather than patients and only save lives through our regular maintenance checks and proactive work ethic, but I often think of FM’s as being akin to Doctors.  When you look at the links in Engagement, Diagnosing and Referrals  our worlds are not too dissimilar….   “…We meet face to face and do ‘home visits’ to customers desks…” As FMs we have to interact with our customers from the moment they

FM Business Plan

If you have watched The Apprentice or Dragons Den you will know that without a thorough, viable business plan, the aspiring entrepreneurs will fail. This is also true for small businesses all around the country as they require a business plan to gain vital funding, to operate effectively and to determine business risk. Management Today identifies a business plan as an incredibly important document. “Businesses with a good business plan

Nike Cole - Mace Macro HR

Macro has appointed Niki Cole as Head of HR, to cover the maternity leave of Adelaide Forbes.   Niki, who will be based in Watford/London, UK, previously worked for CBRE GWS and Jones Lang LaSalle in EMEA within Facilities Management and Hard Services where she managed the transition and transformation of new contracts, in-country reward/policy/benefits and generalist in-country HR. Niki is MCIPD qualified (post graduate) and has over 16 years’

Exit Sign

This year marks the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London which paved the way for the Insurance companies and the London Fire Brigade that we see today.    But with many businesses affected by the 2005 Buncefield explosions either underinsured or inappropriately insured and with 40 businesses still unable to open three months after the London riots in 2011; business continuity plans are now becoming a hot topic

building

There are many different types of change and with all of them there will be an element of resistance, whether it is planned or unplanned, driven by the top or from outside the organisation.  As Facilities Managers, it is our job to embrace it whilst also encouraging others to welcome it too, so it is no surprise that how we respond to and drive change really counts towards success.  

Internet of things

 . Robot journalists, cars that drive themselves, fridges that alert you when your milk is going bad…welcome to the future, powered by the Internet of Things.   The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay, and it is transforming how we live, work and play. Businesses will be the biggest adopters of IoT, followed by governments and consumers. The IoT is changing how buildings are managed and automatised (the

FM News - Brexit Workforce Survey

  44% of working adults say they feel pessimistic about the future as a result of the UK’s vote to leave the EU, while one in five say they feel their job is less secure Employees in the UK are feeling pessimistic about the future because of the vote to leave the EU, a survey by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, reveals. The survey asked

Relocation

Increasingly, companies planning a relocation are not simply viewing the exercise as a physical move of the workplace, but an opportunity to undertake an organisational project that can be a catalyst for positive and high impact business change. As identified in the findings of the Commercial Moving Group/BIFM 2015 Survey on “Moves and changes in an evolving workplace” the key driver for relocating at present in the market is to