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The importance of being committed to the health of employees

With health and wellbeing critically affecting today’s society, economy and quality of life, it is important that employers understand the importance of being committed to the health of employees. Here, Mark Bauer, environment specialist at Forbo Flooring Systems, discusses how ...

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Facilities Show 2016

This month the Facilities Show returns to the ExCeL in London once again. In fact there is every chance you are reading this at the event itself. There are expected to be over 11,000 visitors over the three days for ...

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Time for FMs to rethink their role?

In the latest instalment of his monthly blog, Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s facilities management MD, talks about the jobs of tomorrow. Mitie partners with Working Knowledge, a social enterprise set up to deliver business acumen to sixth-form students, to encourage budding ...

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How beneficial are whacky designs in a modern day office?

Every time people bring up interiors or office redesigns in print or at conferences you can bet your life it won’t be long before someone brings up “Google’s offices” or something similar. Are these whacky designs actually relevant or beneficial ...

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Career ladder talks to the head of operations at Arcus Solutions

Q: What was your first ever job? My first proper job was as a trainee chef at a restaurant in Chepstow. Q: What was your first job in the FM sector? I was regional FM for a facilities management company, which involved ...

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‘You are very welcome’ Let’s make it happen

According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 50 per cent of its global membership is over 50 and only 13 per cent is female. It is not surprising the property industry – particularly in the UK – is referred ...

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Trust

Talk strategy, planning and partnership as much as you want; go ahead and add some values based strap lines to your communications, but be sincere about it in everything you do or be prepared to lose both the trust of ...

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The future of vending

Vending machines are becoming more and more common in every environment. In this article FMJ talks to industry experts and looks at the rest of the media to find out where this technology might be going in the future Once ...

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The Wright stuff

Charlotte Wright is responsible for the content proposition at Facilities Show. In other words, she decides what topics get covered in the seminar theatres and who is offered a place on the speaker line-up. In this exclusive interview, Charlotte tells ...

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Shopping for CAFM

Retail and CAFM have always been a good match. But with retail now one of the fastest moving and most competitive business sectors FMJ hears from industry experts to find out why there has never been a better time to ...

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