Celebrating World FM Day

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We celebrated World FM Day a bit early initially, at a client Workshop in South Africa, with a great group of people. On the day itself, Liz was a guest Speaker at ‘Celebrating World FM Day’ in Jersey hosted by @IWFM_CI – it was excellent – a series of engaging, interactive and challenging talks about people – helping us to …

Liz in South Africa

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                Liz is in South Africa this week, collaborating on a Service Development Workshop with a client and service partner – she comments “it’s really fascinating to see the progress, especially as they are working on a new style of contract.” She also had the chance to visit a safari park and interact …

‘Introduction to the Facilities Management Profession’ event 1st May 2019

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The IWFM People Management Special Interest Group organized this excellent event, hosted by Arcadis at Kings Cross. It was great to hear various perspectives on why Facilities Management is such a dynamic space, from six inspiring Speakers. The concepts of ‘the diversity of opportunities and chances to explore, underpinned by lifelong learning’ were made and echoed, and it was a wonderful …

Give me a second chance

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There’s been lots of talk recently, particularly on LinkedIn, about judging people, performance management (getting rid of someone) and not giving them a second chance.   I have a story to share, it had such an impact I’m certain it helped shape who I am today. In the 1970s my Dad worked for a motor manufacturer, having worked for them …

Wagamama – self-indulgence or what?

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Doesn’t it always rain in Aberdeen? Well no, not this time. This time we took the sunshine with us. A trip to the East Coast to meet with a prospective new client meant 2 days out – who knew how few flights there are from England to Aberdeen?? On our orange ‘plane we met the Senior Marketing Exec for an …

The power of mentoring

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With all the training on leadership, communication, collaboration etc. etc. that we do on a daily basis when helping to develop individuals and teams in organisations, I often take for granted the power that the techniques we teach have. At the weekend we went to the O2 for a music festival, (very heavy rock) and while we were there we …

Kentish and Co launch global salary benchmarking survey

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Kentish and Co are launching their first global salary benchmarking survey.  This has been designed to help you accurately benchmark your own salary to others in the industry working in a similar role.  The data will also help employers pitch their roles at the right level to attract the talent they need.  We invite you to complete this anonymous survey …