Facility management industry faces talent challenge
A shortage of skilled facility managers is the biggest hurdle to the delivery of FM services in Asia Pacific, according to a Jones Lang LaSalle survey of over 60 senior facility management professionals at the recent World Workplace Asia 2012 conference held in Singapore.
Key survey findings were:
• Almost three-quarters, or 73% of respondents, believe that skills shortage is the most important factor inhibiting the delivery of facility management in Singapore.
• Turnover of talent is the second biggest challenge facing the industry in Singapore for two-thirds of respondents (67%), suggesting that skilled FMs can and do utilise their significant bargaining power.
• More than half (57%) believe that a lack of understanding around the value of facility management is a major challenge to the delivery of these services in Singapore.
• The top three benefits that respondents expect facility management outsourcing to deliver are access to best practice, value for money and innovation in business.
• The top three factors that will shape the future of facility management are alignment to core business, business continuity, and cost and risk management through outsourcing.
“Facility managers in the region today are faced with a difficult challenge: businesses are asking for—and expecting—more from their service offering and delivery. This means that preparedness and access to non-traditional skills are now the most pressing concerns for professionals in the industry,” said Jordi Martin, Managing Director of Integrated Facilities Management in Asia Pacific for Jones Lang LaSalle
“At the same time, businesses are embracing facility management as a key component of their real estate strategy and are keen to work in partnership with FM providers. For potential new recruits within and outside the industry, this is an attractive prospect,” Jordi added.
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The following is from today's GlobeSt.com article regarding the new HSBC outsourcing contract. Robert Carr of GlobeSt was interested in discussing trends in Outsourcing.
Bryan Jacobs with JLL tells GlobeSt.com that the bidding process started last summer. “It’s been a significant amount of work for all sides,” he says. “We’re going to specifically evaluate HSBC’s portfolio to see how they can best serve their customers. We’ll also be looking at productivity, and how they can be more efficient with space.”
He says that providing corporate commercial real estate outsourcing services has been picking up considerably since the recent downturn. “When we went into the recession, a lot of people sat on the fence, concerned about long-term decisions. In the past year, companies have begun to think about what they’re going to be doing over the next five to 10 years, and there’s been significant requests for proposal work,” Jacobs says.
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I originally didn’t get it. I did not get Twitter. Many of my cohorts in commercial real estate seem to still be figuring out how to use social media in business, or deciding if they should even try. (Esp anyone who might have listened to music recorded on vinyl). Don’t get overwhelmed. It’s just social media.
Here are 5 steps to jump start your involvement using Twitter in CRE. Do these 5 things for two weeks and you will begin to “get it. These short cuts are easy and take a small amount of time.
After you have set up a LinkedIn and Twitter account, follow these 5 action steps to begin your involvement.
(Shortcut: Follow this list: @bryanjacobs3/corporate-real-estate)
3. Follow Major Competitors and Service Firms. CBRE, JLL, C&W, Cassidy Turley, UGL. They are all on Twitter. Follow them. Read whats going on.
(Short cut: Follow the List @bryanjacobs3/key-cre-16)
4. Use Twitter at Industry Organizations meeting (even if you are not attending). (Short Cut search for ULI, BOMA, NAIOP, Corenet Global, ICSC , IFMA, IAOP in Twitter and follow the discussions.).
5. Attitude: Use Twitter like you would use a industry meeting: to learn, connect and share. Not to sell and promote. Listen, Participate and Learn. This is the most important idea, If you engage with contacts using the 4 steps above you will increase your industry knowledge, connection and profile.
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