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Corps Security pilots speech to text and translation technology

To overcome communication issues caused by wearing face masks, and address language barriers, Corps Security has commenced a pilot scheme which equips officers with speech to text and translation tools. Forty Corps Security officers across retail sites in Birmingham, Cheltenham ...

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Love Recycling Phase 2: The pandemics impact on commercial recycling

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has published the findings from its second Love Recycling study, which delves into the pandemic’s impact on commercial recycling. The initial study, performed at the start of 2020, gave renewed insight into an important area of ...

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Government U-turn means staff now encouraged to work from home

The Government has today reversed its return to work policy, with Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove telling BBC Breakfast that people in England should work from home “if they can” to reduce social mixing and slow the spread of the ...

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First practical guide for cobotics implementation in FM is published

Experts from across the European facility management and commercial cleaning industries have come together to develop the world’s first practical guide to implementing cobotics.  The Practical Guide to Implementing Cobotics in FM, which has been launched today, provides FM companies ...

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Research highlights the concerns of UK workers

As workplaces reopen research has shown that although many UK workers have enjoyed the benefits of working from home, almost a quarter (24 per cent) said their mental wellbeing was lower than normal, a higher percentage than in other countries ...

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Future of the workplace

When FMJ held a webinar with leading outsourced communications provider, Moneypenny on how to deal with the challenges of COVID-19 in the workplace; the discussion ranged from maintaining good communications with clients to building trust between managers and dispersed staff ...

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Elior UK develops enhanced customer feedback programme to support safe site reopening

Contract caterer Elior UK has teamed up with Serve First to develop an advanced customer experience feedback system to further support the safe reopening of sites across its B&I, healthcare and education business. Whilst Elior has primarily implemented the survey ...

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COVID-19 beating sanitising tunnel boosts confidence in communal areas post lockdown

A sanitising tunnel which can kill 99.999 per cent of viruses, bacteria, mould, fungi and spores, including coronaviruses, is now available through UK-based Trimite Protective Systems. It uses the anti-bacterial sanitiser SHIELDme, which is entirely safe for human use, to ...

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Government campaign for a return to the office could be derailed by public transport fears

As the government prepares for a push to get people to return to the office, new research from Roadmender Asphalt, a Sheffield-based road repair SME, has found that two thirds of workers (65 per cent) no longer feel comfortable commuting ...

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Learnings from COVID-19 should extend beyond the crisis, finds construction report

Balfour Beatty, GKR Scaffolding, Kier, Mace, Morgan Sindall, and Skanska have published a new COVID-19 industry research report, conducted by Loughborough University: “COVID-19 and construction: Early lessons for a new normal?”. The independent report, based on research conducted by Loughborough ...

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