Is working from home now more important than ever?

20th April 2022

Working from home has become the new norm since Covid-19. Previously, only 5% of the workforce worked from their homes compared to the 46.6% during the first Covid-19 lockdown. Despite the cost of living increasing, employers are still expecting their employees to return to the office 5 days a week. Are you struggling with the […]

Why is Networking important as a Surveyor?

21st March 2022

Did you know that 85% of positions are filled by networking! However, 25% don’t invest time in any networking. Is this you? Networking is a give-and-take process that involves making connections, sharing information, and asking questions. It’s about building relationships through your contacts and should become part of your daily work. Networking is especially important […]

The shortage of Surveyors explained.

14th March 2022

Surveyors play a key role in shaping the world. From helping to develop sustainable cities, to solving global issues like urbanisation, migration, and resource scarcity. Surveyors are involved throughout the lifecycle of buildings, from buying the land to managing the finished building. They’re even involved in a building’s final demolition decades later. But why is […]

How to take advantage of the job market as a Quantity Surveyor!

7th March 2022

With Brexit now becoming a reality, it is interesting to see how skills shortages are affecting construction. There is an expected increase of demand over the next few years, with the Government’s Housing Programme promising to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020’s. A cross-industry research report published in 2019 found that quantity surveyors […]

Is the four-day working week for everyone?

28th February 2022

Bank holidays are always something to look forward to. Whether it’s spending extra time with family, going on a short city break or even just doing nothing. But how would you feel if you would have that extra day off, every week?  How has Covid affected productivity? The last two years have given companies the […]

I RAN A HALF MARATHON TO RAISE MONEY FOR MELANOMA UK – KRISTIE BROOKES

21st February 2022

On Sunday 20th February I took part in the Birmingham Running Festival where I took on the challenge of running my first half marathon. At the back end of last year, a friend had mentioned to me that she had decided to sign up to the race which inspired me to also take part. I […]

What’s wrong with my CV?

18th February 2022

First impressions are important when it comes to applying for a new job. Your CV is your chance to knock the socks off the recruiter/employer, so you don’t have any chances to mess up! It can be demotivating being rejected for a role, but it may have just been down to an issue with your […]

Am I ready for a new job?

11th February 2022

Bad days are guaranteed at work, you may have a large workload or a dreaded meeting coming up – but your job shouldn’t feel like a chore every day. According to research found by CV-Library, 39.7% of Brits dislike their current job. If you dislike your job, what is the point in staying? It may […]

Working in the Metaverse

4th February 2022

what is the Metaverse and how will it change working in years to come? Author: Charis Bedford Working from home Working from home has gone from a dream to a reality for many people after realising the challenges of working from home. The Pandemic is seen to have created a new normal after almost two […]

Can the construction industry recover from the Coronavirus pandemic?

15th February 2021

  The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the construction industry. Can it recover in 2021? Let’s find out more. Let’s be honest; 2020 wasn’t a great year for the construction industry. When the Coronavirus pandemic first hit in March 2020, the industry all but shut down. In the summer, when the Government began to loosen […]

Recruitment and the Brexit deal

4th February 2021

  What does the new deal between the UK and EU mean for the recruitment sector? Let’s find out more. On December 24th, the UK and EU finally reached a post-Brexit trade agreement. It was signed into law on December 30th and the transition period formally ended on December 31st. The challenge now is to […]

How COVID-19 has demonstrated the importance of social housing

1st February 2021

  Stay at home to save the NHS has been one of Governments key slogans throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Sensible and sound advice, but what if you don’t have a home!?. At the time of writing, the UK is in its third lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The vast majority of us are adhering […]

The consequences of COVID-19 for Facilities Management

27th January 2021

  It’s not been an easy time for the facilities management sector during the coronavirus pandemic. Will the future be any brighter? Let’s find out. The Coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone’s work life, but it’s perhaps had more effect on people in the facilities management industry than most. Many offices were closed, reopened, closed again […]

What to watch out for in PropTech in 2021

18th January 2021

2020 was a volatile year in the property industry, and we should expect the unexpected in 2021. How will new technology help agents serve their customers? PropTech is driving a digital transformation across all areas of the property industry. From residential sales to commercial investment, the landscape for investors and occupiers is changing rapidly. If […]

How will short-term rent freezes affect landlords and tenants in the long- term?

2nd June 2020

Rent freezes designed to ease pressure on tenants during the Coronavirus crisis may help in the short-term, but could they cause more serious problems further down the line?