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Wellbeing initiatives are all the rage, but imposing them on people without debate may prove to be counter-productive, argues Jan-Hein Hemke, MD of Facilicom UK The basics of workplace wellbeing are important. Making sure the physical environment is safe, appropriate ...

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EMCOR UK holds inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week

Facilities management provider, EMCOR UK has announced its inaugural Mental Health Awareness Week 9-13 October, 2017, in collaboration with Mind, the UK’s leading mental health charity. The event is occasioned by World Mental Health Day which takes place today (10 ...

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Willmott Dixon tackles mental fitness in construction

Willmott Dixon has launched its new All Safe Minds campaign, which aims to encourage mental fitness across the UK construction sector. Mental wellbeing is currently a hot topic, and whilst attitudes towards those who battle with mental illness are changing, ...

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Barbour webinar: Managing mental health well

To manage mental health well in your organisation, it requires a sustained and multi-faceted approach.  This webinar will feature Heather Beach, Martin Coyd and Clare Forshaw all advocates from around the industry in promoting positive mental health in the workplace. ...

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Mind matters

There is growing awareness among employers that workers’ mental health is integral to their wellbeing. New research from HR and diversity consultancy, the Clear Company, suggests that HR professionals will, on average, oversee 15 staff with mental health conditions each ...

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Study reveals the importance of adopting a people-centric approach to the work environment

Companies should aim to create a sense of ‘brand loyalty’ among their employees in the same way that consumer businesses do with their customers, according the findings of a new study by international support services and construction group,Interserve. The ‘Designing for ...

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Acas issues hot weather guidance for employers

Workplace expert, Acas, has offered some top tips today to help employers manage workplace challenges due to the hot weather. The Met Office has predicted that a heatwave could be on its way and the hot weather looks set to ...

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CBRE event: wellness in the workplace

Bernard Crouch, director of Acumen FM and an active member of the BIFM Rising FM’s committee, reports on the recent CBRE Wellness event. On the 31 May around 80 FM professionals gathered at CBRE’s offices in London’s West End to hear about ...

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IAQ could become an issue for new buildings

Developers could soon be required to reach an agreed standard of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) if they are to gain planning permission for new buildings. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has made tackling pollution a key priority of his ...

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Plants can make a big difference to your building efig Leaf award winners show how it’s done

What do you want from your building? Functionality, no H&S hazards and happy clients for starters? Are plants/interior landscaping part of your remit? efig’s Leaf award winning companies understand your concerns. Recently a new batch of 50 Leaf awards were given ...

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