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Underrepresented groups key to fulfilling FM labour shortage

A new white paper published today by soft facilities management firm, SBFM, explores the industry’s continued struggle with recruitment and retention since Brexit and the Covid 19 pandemic and discusses the wealth of untapped potential that lies within various underrepresented ...

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Five-year revalidation under the MOD’s Gold Employer Recognition Scheme for Amey

The infrastructure services and engineering company has secured a renewed five-year revalidation under the MOD’s Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its “exceptional support” to the Armed Forces community. Initially awarded in 2018, Amey says the revalidation acknowledges the company’s “long-term ...

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Mitie named a UK Top Employer for the sixth year running

Mitie has been certified as a UK Top Employer for the sixth consecutive year, by the Top Employers Institute. The UK Top Employer accreditation recognises an organisation’s commitment to creating a better world of work through its HR initiatives and ...

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Compass’ social impact measured at £718m

The Social Value Portal has measured the social impact of Compass Group UK & Ireland’s work for 2022 at £718 million, this includes a 40 per cent increase in social value, now worth £7 million. This investment has been achieved ...

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Integral signs covenant supporting the Armed Forces community

UK building services and engineering firm, Integral, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, a pledge that those who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families will be treated fairly in society. The covenant focuses on helping members ...

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Government tells councils to cease any four-day working week trials ‘immediately’

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has informed councils to stop any four-day week trials “immediately” and rule out adopting the practice in future, to ensure taxpayers’ money is well spent. New government guidance issued to the ...

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Mitie named a member of The 5% Club

Mitie has been appointed as a member of The 5% Club, as a result of its continuous commitment to apprenticeship programmes. The 5% Club comprises of a group of organisations devoted to achieving five per cent of their workforce in ...

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Amulet signs Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

Churchill Group’s specialist security division, Amulet, has signed up as a Supporter of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. Founded in 2019 as an initiative from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, the voluntary membership and assessment scheme is for the ...

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Over half of permanent employees now open to leaving their job for a better paid contract role

Over half of permanent employees (58 per cent) in full-time work have stated that they would consider switching to a contract role for the right pay, with 43 per cent stating that the primary driver is the current economic climate. ...

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Amey joins DWP SWAPs initiative

Amey is working with the Department for Work and Pension’s (DWP) to deliver a Sector-Based Work Academy Programme (SWAPs). Launched by the DWP in 2013, SWAPs provides people with the opportunity to learn new skills and gain real-life experience in ...

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