7 June 2022

Working From Home – The New Normal? »

A trio of current events have created a “perfect storm” that has pushed the issue of Working from Home (WFH) to the top of the estate agency hiring agenda. The situation is now so critical that employers not prioritising the

12 May 2022

Struggling to find staff? You’re not alone. Here is one of the reasons why… »

Struggling to find staff? Well, if it makes you feel any better, you’re not alone. However, the latest official data on UK job vacancy figures released by the Office for National Statistics won’t make encouraging reading.

Vacancies increased from 1,238,000 in

25 March 2021

Ditching the oven gloves for running shoes – my lockdown one year on »

It’s been exactly a year since the team at Property Personnel and I packed up our desks and set up at home. I don’t think any of us thought that 12 months later the desks in our office would still

11 March 2021

Life in Lockdown – my experience »

After saying goodbye to my colleagues at the office on 17th March 2020, I honestly thought I would be seeing them again in a few weeks’ time. I was in total denial that the world was about to be locked

25 February 2021

My highs and lows of a year in lockdown »

I don’t know about you, but I definitely thought we would be back to normal by now. When I look back at the last year, I cannot believe we’ve been living with this intrusion into our everyday lives for so

10 February 2021

Tuesday 17th March 2020 – the day panic set in! »

I was very dismissive when friends and colleagues were worried about what was emerging in Wuhan: In my mind there was no way it could end up in the UK and I genuinely thought people were overreacting! As news came

Work-life balance
29 January 2021

Estate Agencies must be more tolerant of staff doing home schooling »

We are calling on estate agencies to be more tolerant of the struggles working parents are encountering during lockdown. Employers need to be aware that school closures have put enormous pressures on parents with children at home and ensure appropriate

17 July 2020

Services, job availability and recruitment during COVID-19 »

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched lives, businesses and employment across the world. Despite this, we at Property Personnel have remained committed to supporting our clients and job seekers throughout this time.

Although the number of vacancies available has not yet returned

28 March 2020

Property Personnel is still here to support you »

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge. There isn’t a sector or industry that’s unaffected, and it’s undoubtedly a worrying time for those of us in the property trade.

That’s why we want to let you know that Property Personnel is

Private rental sector
17 February 2020

Today’s build-to-rent market »

The UK’s private rented sector is growing. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that over the last 10 years, the number of privately rented households has increased an impressive 63 percent.

But we still need more houses. In