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Assessment centres: making recruitment work for you

A recent survey carried out by online recruiter, Totaljobs, paints a picture of a highly competitive jobs market with 46 applicants for every vacancy in the service sector with 2012 expected to bring a further 42% rise in applications. The graduat...


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Assessing competency

The question about competency – and evidencing it through reliance on qualifications – has been a moot point in the FM sector for years. The BIFM has committed a great deal of energy to developing a recognised qualifications programme,...


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No fault dismissals

Recent news articles have built on the recommendations put together by Adrian Beecroft last year for the proposals of no fault dismissals. The recommendations, in a nut shell, mean that the “smallest organisations” can dismiss emp...


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Climate week

So this week is climate week. For people of an environmental persuasion it is an opportunity to use that persuasion to persuade those of a more uncertain persuasion.  Climate change affects our lives everywhere – in the workplace ...


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Changing attitudes: getting women on board

A year ago today, Lord Mervyn Davies published a report entitled ‘Women on boards’, after being commissioned by the Coalition Government to undertake a review of the UK’s corporate governance, and to make recommendations as to ho...


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Partnership approach to successful FM recruitment

According to a recent survey, recruiting new employees takes too long and is too costly. The research, which was carried out by Maximus UK and the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in April, revealed that over 80% of the companies that responded ...