Going beyond flexible hours – By Secret Surveyor

Here’s a little story that some of you may find familiar:- You work in construction, moving between sites and meetings. Life is already a juggle with a small child at home and nursery hours that do not align with working hours. Then lockdown arrives and, whilst the government and your boss tell you that you’re …

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Redundancy. What next? – By Natasha Stone

However it may feel, you're not the worst person in the room, you're not the weak link. I promise you this. Redundancy is always a difficult topic, there's often a tranche of posts extolling the virtues of 'Best thing that happened to me, gave me a kick to get on with what I wanted to …

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Do we need IWD? – By Natasha Stone

So what is IWD? This year, the theme is #EachForEqual. With the website describing the aim of the day is:- An equal world is an enabled world.Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate …

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Privilege – By Natasha Stone

It’s a word that’s heavily loaded in many ways. The idea of privilege is that it’s something you’ve never had to work for, but you get treated better by others because of it. It’s often connected with social status, ‘the upper echelons’ of power, money, wealth, and more often than not, those with privilege are …

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Initiatives to get kids into Surveying – By Katie Holt

It has been a busy time for inspiring the next generation of surveyors.... We, at Chartered ICES, have been involved recently in various initiatives to encourage children in to surveying as a career. It is clear from the ongoing needs of the construction industry that there will be a significant shortfall in the number of …

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