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Employee-centric workplaces must not miss the people factor

Employee involvement in the planning, implementation and evaluation of their workplace is decreasing, despite a trend towards delivering ‘employee-centric’ offices, a recent report has claimed. The study, entitled ‘The Once Alternative Workplace Strategies’, was conducted and released by Advanced Workplace ...

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Bellrock lands place on Crown Commercial Services Framework

Technology-enabled facilities management group Bellrock has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Services’ (CCS) Facilities Management Marketplace Framework Contract.  The CCS has created the framework so government departments can benefit from a pre-selected group of suppliers offering the ...

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Interserve reports first half loss as major restructuring continues

Half year results for support services and construction group Interserve show a £6 million pre-tax loss from a £24.9m profit last year, but this is in line with expectations, according to its new management team. Under its Fit for Growth ...

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NG Bailey paints strong financial picture, despite construction sector challenges

Independent engineering, IT and facilities services group, NG Bailey, has reported a 14% increase in operating profits over the past year, despite a slight fall in turnover from £500m to £481m, due to the impact of changes across the construction ...

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Serco Group results in line with recovery strategy

Serco Group’s revenues are down but profits are up, largely as a result of the implementation of its transformation plans, according to 2018 half year results. The group reports it is continuing to make progress in line with strategy, despite ...

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Time to tighten up gender pay gap reporting requirements say MPs

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee report on gender pay gap reporting has found that the majority (78%) of organisations report pay gaps in favour of men, and is making several proposals to change the reporting requirements. These include ...

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Trina Marshall joins HOK as Regional Leader of Consulting in London

Trina Marshall has been appointed Principal, Regional Leader of Consulting for HOK in London, responsible for the delivery of four types of consulting offerings: facilities strategy and strategic portfolio planning; workplace strategy; wellness strategy and change management. With over 17 years of experience ...

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Culture of presenteeism could be forcing people into work when ill

The rise of presenteeism is being blamed for the fact that the average number of sickness absence days that UK workers take has almost halved since records began in 1993, according to the latest figures from the Office for National ...

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ENGIE wins global FM contract with rail technology leader

Energy and services group ENGIE has been awarded a five-year global frame contract to deliver integrated facilities management, production maintenance and project services to the global leader in rail technology Bombardier Transportation. The contract, valued at approximately 250 million euro, ...

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Hello Workplace. BIFM members vote for change

Members of the British Institute of Facilities Management have today voted to approve its Board’s recommendation to change the Institute’s name to the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) A Manifesto for Change unveiled by Chairman Steve Roots on ...

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