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Key trends for FM and property in 2018

2017 brought some interesting developments for commercial office occupants; over half of employers now offer some form of flexible working; smart building technology made further inroads and wellbeing looks set to become as important to FM and property management as ...

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Career Ladder talks to the MD & founder of UhUb & UhUb Global

Q: Education I left school with nine O’levels, and a bunch of CSE’s wanting to be an Architect. Alas I was not encouraged to attend college or Uni, and instead found myself homeless as a teenager. Which was an education in ...

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Let’s talk about our wellbeing

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Will 2018 finally be the year that Wellbeing and the Health element of Health & Safety breakthrough into the mainstream debate within FM and the built environment. One could argue that there ...

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Powering ahead

Facilities managers can now choose from an array of advanced low-carbon technologies and energy storage solutions, says Robert Styles, business development manager at Norvento UK   The built environment is widely recognised as a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, with ...

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Don’t let the levy break

The FM sector has a lot to gain from the Apprenticeship Levy, but a troubled first year hasn’t given the industry confidence it will achieve its ambitious aspirations. It’s not too late though, and a series of simple changes would ...

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Is the future bright?

William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018 FM continues to be an evolving industry that is at the forefront of business transformation. The 2017 RICS & IFMA Raising ...

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Fresh thinking

When Vodafone set out to improve employee wellbeing, a key challenge was to ‘nudge’ people into healthier eating habits. Sara Bean finds out how it’s done Just over three years ago the communications company Vodafone introduced a new employee campaign, ...

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Janus-faced management; looking to to the past and future

Blog from Rob Legge, Group Chief Executive Officer, Servest  2017 has been quite a year. Not just for Servest but for the industry as a whole. The dynamics of facilities management have subtly adjusted. There’s now much more pressure on ...

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Career Ladder talks to ABM UK’s Group MD

Q: What was your first ever job? I was a shop attendant, specifically as a cashier and retail replenishment member of staff (shelf stacker) in Superdrug when I was 14-years-old. Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? In 1986 ...

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Combatting the January blues with nature  

Superstitious folk believe leaving a Christmas tree and other festive decorations up beyond the 12th day after Christmas day brings bad luck. But who’s to say you can’t brighten up the office with some greenery throughout the year? Keeping a fir ...

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