Are you struggling to work with your Facilities Manager? Red Flags to Watch.

Are you struggling to work with your current Facilities Manager? Have there been a few instances where standards have slipped? 

Here are some signs it might be time to start the hunt for a new captain for your ship:

1. Maintenance Mishaps:

Ever feel like our facility is aging faster than a vintage car? If the maintenance issues are piling up and the usual go-to fixes are becoming temporary band-aids, it's a sign that a  fresh new perspective is needed.

2. Budget Battles:

Has counting pennies become a daily ritual? If your budget resembles a maze with no exit, and you're constantly scrambling for funds, it's a clear signal that a new Facilities Manager could bring some financial wizardry.

3. Communication Breakdown:

When getting updates from your current manager feels like decoding hieroglyphics, it's a problem. Clear communication is the heartbeat of smooth operations. If it's missing, it's time to find someone who speaks your language.

4. Compliance Confusion:

Do changing regulations feel like a storm you can't weather? If staying compliant has become a game of chance, it's time to find a Facilities Manager who can navigate the regulatory seas without leaving you all drowning.

5. Employee Grumbles:

Ever hear those low murmurs of discontent around the building? If employee satisfaction is nosediving, and the blame points to facility-related issues, it's time for a change in leadership.

6. Sustainability Standstill:

In an era where being green is the new black, if your current Facilities Manager isn't championing sustainability, you could be  missing out. It's not just about being eco-friendly – it's about cost savings and a positive workplace vibe.

7. The Specialist Recruiter Advantage:

Finding the perfect Facilities Manager can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. That's where a specialist recruiter, comes in. Working together with a specialist who understands the industry, knows the right questions to ask, and can connect you with candidates who aren't just qualified, but align with your vision for the future, will make your job a lot easier. 

Starting the search for a new Facilities Manager can be daunting, but it's also an exciting opportunity for positive change. Start your search for 2024 today and talk to Tracey Ball on 0116 254 5411 or email

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12th January