C22 newsletter

Catch 22 newsletters are a great resource for those in the facilities management sector, offering heaps of industry-specific news. The August issue, for example, features news on hot topics right now in the industry, such as BIFM’s Professional Standards Wheel, C22’s boost in technical recruitment and information on Matthew Taylor’s modern employment practices report. Here are some short summaries of the articles you might read about in this month’s issue.

BIFM’s FM Professional Standards Wheel

FM’s foremost professional body, BIFM, has recently announced its launch of the FM Professional Standards Wheel. By gathering information from the FM Professional Standards, BIFM has created a wheel which aims to show those in the facilities management industry where they currently sit in their career path, making it easier for them to plan their next move or know what could be their next venture within the business. Not only is this a great career development guide for employees, it’s also a fantastic HR resource.

C22 recruitment

C22 has been working hard on improving its technical recruitment and additional help has arrived in the form of new Divisional Manager, Paul McQuade. McQuade, with his 15 years of experience within the industry, will oversee the recruitment of Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality management professionals. It is thought that companies who identify qualified and experienced engineers and managers at the correct time find it vital to successful business operations, and McQuade’s role is to facilitate this recruitment stage. The full article provides details regarding contacting Paul McQuade, should you wish to.

The Taylor Report

The Taylor Report, the brainchild of Matthew Taylor, is a report which has received lots of media coverage over its controversial ideas. The report examines how we work and makes suggestions to companies and the government on how to make businesses run better. For instance, Taylor conveys in his report that ‘dependent contractors’ should be introduced as a new group of workers, able to earn at least 1.2 x the minimum wage. Meanwhile, it discusses further employees’ rights, such as introducing a higher minimum wage and having the government fund more holidays.

Finally, Taylor refers to ‘cash in hand’ jobs costing the economy around £6bn per year, stating that most people would like to know that the contractors they employ are paying their taxes. As he looks to the government to help in doing more good for the workplace, others are left wondering if his ideas will really work.

These stories, plus much more can be found in the August issue of C22, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to read about these external, as well as company, issues and topics. Newsletters like C22’s are a fantastic way to encourage communication, not only in raising stories relevant to the sector, but also in sending messages out to readers. Future newsletters will tell people what the company has been up to, acknowledge feedback or comments made by external and internal individuals alike, and bring subscribers industry news and ads which are relevant to the trade.