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Synthetic learning

This issue, MITIE’s Tom Robinson looks at what organisations can do to change a workforce of robots into engaged, responsible and highly motivated individuals. Over the last few months, I’ve been working with an organisation that has struggled with an ...

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Networks giant appoints Newark Grubb Knight Frank to manage its global estate

Nokia Siemens Networks, the world’s specialist in mobile broadband, has selected Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) as its sole global corporate real estate supplier on a five and a half year framework. Services will include global account management, technology integration, ...

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New HQ adds synergy to ISS’ workplace & workforce strategies

ISS has announced the relocation of the company’s headquarters (HQ) to a new, more fitting premises in Greater Copenhagen. The move to the new state-of-the-art building in Søborg – a suburb approximately 10 kilometres from central Copenhagen, is set for ...

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2 become 1 in facilities show merger

UBM Live, the organisers of Facilities Show and The FM Event, today announced that the FM Event will merge with Facilities Show for 2013. Taking place from 14-16 May at Birmingham’s NEC, Facilities Show 2013 is the annual flagship event ...

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Introducing ‘Assetology’

IT in the workplace, let alone IT in FM, is a far cry to what we expected it to be when PCs first arrived on our desks; that’s why Martin Ward, managing director of iSite, is making the case for ...

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The gatekeepers – changing procurement perceptions

‘Procurement’ has become a dirty word within the world of facilities management; its practitioners often accused of being, obstructive, out of touch and in conflict with the goals of other business functions. David Noble, chief executive of the Chartered Institute ...

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Corporate sustainability performance enhanced by female board directors

New research has indicated that the number of women on a corporate board correlates with a firm’s sustainability performance. The study found that companies with one or more women on their boards are significantly more likely to have improved sustainability ...

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Industry experts discuss – risk assessment, BIM & records management

Risk assessment is fundamental to many of our working activities, whether it is an unwritten decision we make, or a more formal written document on a process, system or hazard. Risk assessment should also govern the actions we take and ...

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Diary of a Graduate: the final chapter

As FMJ’s Diary of a Graduate segment comes to an end after 12 months of intriguing insight into the early careers of a diverse and talented range of budding facilities managers, the ISS graduates reflect on their experiences, expound on ...

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Fitting-out for generational change within the office environment

Stepping into the shoes of the FMJ facilities manager this month, Roy Parrish, managing director of Ranne Creative Interiors, discusses how the role has been affected by generational change within the office environment. FMJ: How does it feel to be ...

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