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FM and digitisation of the workplace

There are many advantages to the FM sector in employing the latest technologies, from SMART lighting via the Internet of Things to the latest mobile apps attached to a CAFM or Building Management System. But the digitisation of the workplace ...

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How to reduce stress at work while improving workplace happiness

April marks Stress Awareness Month, an annual event aiming to increase public awareness about both the causes and solutions for stress. Rachel Stockell, Senior Manager at recruitment firm Robert Half discusses a number of ways to reduce stress at work while improving workplace ...

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Apprenticeships creating inroads for people to explore the possibilities of FM

Blog from Rob Legge, Group CEO, Servest In a matter of weeks, the way the government funds apprenticeships in England will change. The apprenticeship levy is going to be a game-changer because the funding pot will give employers a further ...

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Career ladder talks to Turner and Townsend’s Principal Consultant

Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? In my early 20s, I was taken on as a temp in the landscape and horticultural department at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Soon after, my manager moved on, and ...

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Separation Issues

A cohesive waste strategy not only saves money, it can help build a reputation for good environmental management, says Bradley Smith, Grundon Waste Management Effective, responsible management of an organisation’s waste is not only good for the environment, enhancing the ...

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Bottled up

Providing staff with plenty of fresh water and hot drinks during the working day is an important requirement, but it’s also essential that the packaging waste that could ensue is dealt with effectively says Stephen Charles, MD of BRITA Vivreau ...

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Mail model

Paul Moonan MD at Restore Scan, explains how implementing a digital mailroom can help meet government digitisation targets and speed the movement of post around the organisation While the sight of the post room operator delivering and picking up post ...

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Discover design

Once again Clerkenwell, an area steeped in arts, crafts and creative tradition, welcomes the best in interior furniture, lighting and products from the UK and around the world Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) runs across three days, 23-25 May 2017, where ...

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Unsung heroes

Cleaning projects are undervalued, argues Julian Fris, Director at FM Consultancy Neller Davies, but recognising the importance of presenting a clean, well maintained facility should not be overlooked Cleaning is an under-valued profession but an extremely important component of every ...

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Is It time to re-think two-way radios?

New research into the state of analogue radio communication in the UK suggests an upgrade to digital is overdue. Many facilities managers report that their analogue two-way radio systems are not up to scratch, and lack health and safety features ...

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