Nick Ireland Interview design (Working with women (How many building…
Nick Ireland Interview design
How long as a building surveyor?
How long since you've been running a team?
What was route into building surveying?
What made you make the move? Did anyone influence your decision?
Who you are and your current professional role
Your role in the RICS
Working with women
How many building surveyors have you worked with in your team over that time?
How many female building surveyors have you employed over that time?
Why do you think there haven't been more women?
In your experience of both recruiting and employing, who bargains harder for remuneration packages, male or female applicants?
What would you estimate the percentage of female RICS building surveyors to be?
Do you think female building surveyors get paid less than male surveyors to do the same level of job?
Do you usually advertise jobs on the open market or are new employees found by word of mouth?
Is there any reason why women would find working as a building surveyor more difficult than men?
What are your thoughts on female building surveyors?
In your role as an APC chairman and assessor, have you noticed any any trends in differences between male and female APC candidates?
What are the benefits of employing women on a team?
Do you think that female building surveyors have different support/mentoring needs to male surveyors?
Making a difference
Do you think the profession should be trying to encourage more women to join?
What changes would you like to see in the industry?
How could RICS make building surveying more appealing to women?
Why do you think women leave the building surveying profession?
Why do you think they don't come back?
Do you have any ideas of that would help to keep more women in the profession?
Why are there not many women in senior roles in building surveying?
On average, at what age does a building surveyor promote to Associate Director level?
Given that your company has been operating a 50:50 gender balance for graduate recruitment why do you think that numbers of women at associate level and above are still so low?
Did you know that across the business there are more female associates than male?
Why do you think women a better represented in the other divisions?
Why do you think building and project consultancy is one of the least gender balanced departments in the business?
Mentoring in building surveying
Do you think mentoring is important in surveying?
Who supported you in getting promoted?
Have you benefited from career mentors or role models?
Have you ever acted as a mentor or sounding board for other surveyors?
Do you think young surveyors would benefit from formal mentoring arrangements beyond the APC?