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 …

It’s a Yorkshire thing (with thanks to Simon Fogg)

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I kind of remember always wanting to learn how to build a dry-stone wall, but perhaps I made up that memory? It may have been a more recent urge, but nevertheless I found myself, last June, on the outskirts of Sheffield. There were four of us and the farmer, truth be told we were four townies who looked horrified to …

Long-service versus encouraging a healthy turnover of staff in the FM sector

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Dave Kentish’s response to the question below originally appeared in FMJ In today’s transient society fewer employees are staying with their employers for long periods of time. Do you think it is important to encourage long service? What are the advantages to long-service versus encouraging a healthy turnover of staff? Does rewarding long-service go against age discrimination principles? Many young people …

Time: not on your side?

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David Kentish discusses ways of managing your time better to make the most of your working day. If you often look at your watch in the middle of the day and wonder where the time went, struggle to meet deadlines or complete tasks on time, you would benefit from better time management. Only by admitting that you can’t manage your …

What is the shortest word in the English language containing the letters ABCDEF?

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The answer: FEEDBACK Feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication in any relationship, in the workplace or otherwise and it can build or lose trust quickly. As feedback is about clear communication, it’s also a reflection of your company culture. I’ve had a number of conversations recently with clients about “feedback”. Many of them have been given …

The Ship’s Captain – A lesson in leadership

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Funny how when you least expect it, a chance remark, a newspaper headline, observing people going about their daily business or when watching tv, something resonates with you to the point that you say to yourself, “I understand that”. This happened to me last night when I was watching one of my favourite tv programmes, Star Trek: Voyager. I know, …

Volunteers – the unsung heroes

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The London 2012 Olympics has universally been accepted as a huge success, but who was it that received the biggest cheer at the closing ceremony? Was it the organisers, the performers on the night, or the athletes? No, it was the Gamesmakers! Those thousands of wonderful smiling, helpful people who gave their time and probably some of their own money …

First impressions count more in the credit crunch era

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Do you think about how you dress at work and carefully select your outfit depending on your working environment? Or do you think it doesn’t matter and simply put on any outfit which is to hand? Perhaps, you should know that your attitude to work can be gleaned from how you dress? So, if you look sloppy and unkempt others …