The impact of ‘career trauma’ and staying in your lane of ‘positive influence’ – By Bola Abisogun OBE

"If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." – [late] Toni Morrison Now that Black History Month has passed, and as we prepare for another ‘official’ celebration in October 2020, I’d like to take this opportunity to contextualise why that …

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Are you working flexibly? – By Natasha Stone

Flexible working is the big buzz word of the moment. Not to mention that we've all seen the articles extolling the virtues of four day weeks, grabbing your laptop and a comfy bean bag to focus on your work in the local coffee shop. There's endless stock images of young and trendy new-age workers in …

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Construction Youth Trust is playing the long game – By Charlotte Higgins

Getting in early and inspiring the next generation – Construction Youth Trust is playing the long game. Construction Youth Trust was established 60 years ago as the construction industry’s own charity. How we implement our strategy has changed over the past six decades, but our aim has always remained the same: to inspire young people …

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Sands of time; the importance of CPD – By Steve Slessor

As surveyors we all work to deadlines, whether that be submissions of notices; applications for payments or tenders we are conditioned to focus on time. But what actually is time? Is time just a river that’s flowing in one direction? First the science bit; as we get older time just seems to ebb away; but …

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The big issues, the big podcast and the big apple – By Sara Cameron

Back in May, I attended the World Built Environment Forum in New York for two days of cutting edge thought leadership around the big issues affecting our land, natural resources, built environment, our work and our lives. The #WBEF was followed by the RICS Governing Council strategy meeting. I then got to reconnect with three …

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