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Tough sell

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This month we ask our panel of experts: With sales and business development people always insisting that their firm is the best how can FMs sift through the patter and find out which service provider best suits their needs? THE ...

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Career Ladder talks to the FM at G4S

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Q: What was your first ever job? My very first job was as a lifeguard at a hotel leisure club in Aberdeen, Scotland at the age of 17, I always wanted a career in Leisure. Q: What was your first job in ...

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Smarter working

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It’s common to talk about the trend toward agile or flexible working, and how technology is enabling this. In this feature FMJ asks whether a truly complete mobile solution is feasible in the near future, and whether this could herald ...

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Aspiring to be green

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An increasingly important aspect of a facilities manager’s role is cutting the carbon footprint of their organisation. There are numerous ways to go about this, from simple changes to lighting and heating, to switching energy suppliers, to large-scale installations of ...

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The adaption game

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Britain’s relatively low productivity levels are increasingly in the spotlight, and once again attention is focused on skills shortages and education gaps. But for a fast-changing sector such as FM Jane Bell, director of corporate development – BIFM training, argues there are ...

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Rise of the machines?

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There are frequent reports in the media about machines taking jobs from humans. In this feature FMJ looks to see which jobs in the facilities industry could become entirely automated, and counter to this, those jobs where humans will always ...

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Judging FM

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How do organisations across the legal, media and private banking sectors approach facilities management differently? In the first of a three-part series, Anthony Bennett, owner director of bespoke hospitality services business Bennett Hay, will focus on the legal sector’s approach ...

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Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility

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Providing and maintaining a safe working environment in all sectors is challenging, none more so than within the facilities management sector, as so many different elements have to be taken into consideration. Each party, employers and employees alike, has responsibilities ...

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The First FMs

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The buildings of the past might not have had HVAC systems or CAFM equipment, there might not have been miles of red tape and legislation to navigate and no tendering processes to trudge through, but that doesn’t mean that buildings ...

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Mobilising to success

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Effective mobilisation, implementation and transition are vital to the long-term success of any facilities management outsourcing relationship. Julia Edmonds, managing director at Lexington, explains how organisations can reduce the complexity and stress to ensure a smooth transition as well as ...

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