FM News RICS Maternity

A YouGov survey commissioned by RICS has found that gender discrimination seems to culminate when women take a career break to have a family.   Half of British adults believe that women receive fewer opportunities, like promotion or pay rises at work, after returning from maternity leave than men in similar job roles. This sentiment is particularly prominent amongst women, with nearly two thirds (61%) believing there is less opportunity

FM News Skanska DofE

Skanska has partnered with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) to enable more young people to complete their DofE Award and improve their life prospects.   The DofE is a charity that aims to give young people the opportunity to do their DofE, including through their employer to speed up development, make them better at their jobs, and help foster softer skills, attitudes and attributes. As part of Skanska’s apprenticeship programme,

FM News - Bilfinger Europe Apprentice Week

During National Apprenticeship Week (March 6th to 10th), Bilfinger Europa Facility Management is welcoming its 10th new apprentice to join the business in the past 12 months.   Clarisse James, 24 from Manchester, has been appointed as facilities manager apprentice to work on Bilfinger Europa’s partnership with RSA Insurance Group; delivering services including maintenance, electrical works, cleaning, catering and security. Clarisse is the 10th new apprentice to join Bilfinger Europa

FM News - Brexit Workforce Survey

According to a new survey of 200 UK employers, 89% of the respondents said that Brexit would not have an impact on their hiring policy – highlighting the increasing confidence that UK businesses will be able to negate any potential labour shortages created by Brexit.   Nearly 200 UK-based employers were surveyed by The 5% Club ·        89% of respondents said Brexit would not impact on the number of apprentices

CIPD Retirement age

Almost half of over 55s believe they will work past retirement age, but three quarters of employees don’t think employers are doing enough to support older workers   Older workers (55+) in the UK are bracing themselves to continue working until they are 70 years old, according to new research by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. In a survey of more than 1,600 UK employees,

SWG appoints Group CIO

Service Works Group (SWG) has announced the appointment of new board member, Richard Newell. Taking the role of Group Chief Information Officer, Richard will lead Service Works strategic plans to deliver product innovation and flexibility, ensuring that the company continues to meet the needs of its FM clients in a rapidly changing industry.   Leaving leading law firm Clifford Chance after almost 10 years, Richard was primarily responsible for leveraging

CIPD People Management Awards

The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, has today launched the CIPD People Management Awards 2017, one of the most highly anticipated events in the HR and L&D calendar. Delivered in partnership with People Management magazine, the awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in people management and learning and development.   The awards are made up of 19 individual, team and specialist categories, as well as an

Sodexo Knowledg worker

Study of 2,800 knowledge workers reveals crucial factors affecting productivity, employee engagement and talent retention Two thirds (67%) left their last role because their workplace was not optimised for them A new in-depth study, released today, has revealed the crucial factors affecting productivity, engagement and retention in one of the UK’s biggest and fastest growing employment sectors. The comprehensive study, ‘Creating a workplace that maximises productivity’ was commissioned by Sodexo,

Compass Group Graduates

Determined graduates from across Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, have completed grueling tasks from bungee jumping, to undertaking the Three Peaks challenge to raise more than £20,000 for charity.   The 2015 intake of graduates from across the business were separated into six groups for the £400 to £4k challenge. Each group was given £400 and set the task of making it

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