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Demystifying performance based contracts

The increasing trend for outsourcing FM services, with the sector predicted to grow by five per cent annually over the next couple of years, has added a new dimension. Failure to manage supplier relationships correctly can have major financial and ...

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Activity awareness

Behavioural observation is about to change the way we measure workplace efficiency. Graham Bird, the head of research & development at workplace consultants Baker Stuart, explains why When it comes to workplace strategy, knowledge is king. Whether you are looking ...

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Ergonomics, Productivity and Wellbeing

Workplace ergonomics increases the comfort, safety and efficiency of employees by designing the environment around them. Good workstation ergonomics, including the correct chair height, optimal equipment spacing and good desk posture, can help you stay comfortable and effective throughout the ...

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Coverage boost offers facilities a cutting edge

Communications regulator Ofcom reported earlier this year that smartphones have now become the primary way UK consumers access the Internet, outstripping usage on laptops and desktop PCs for the first time. This change has led to an increased burden on ...

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Secure at the right price

Bill Freear, group managing director, Pilgrims Group, explains which criteria should take priority when FMs are deciding which security partner offers best value for money. As a professional, I’ve learned over the years that there are many different ways of ...

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All wrapped up for winter

Good preparation is key to success, especially where risk is involved. Former US Senator Mark Udall commented: “You don’t climb mountains without a team, you don’t climb mountains without being fit, you don’t climb mountains without being prepared and you ...

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Getting the light right

In this edition of Fast Facts, Mark Salt of the LIA Laboratories explains why independent verification of lighting products is important for FMs who are looking for guaranteed improvements in performance and reductions in life-cycle costs How has lighting changed ...

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Paper Plain Wrong

With an unprecedented amount of sensitive information printed and shared around the office on a daily basis, much of it left in easy to access places, taken on public transport and rarely disposed of appropriately, it has become clear that ...

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It’s time for facilities teams to drive employee wellbeing

With employee absence costing the UK industry £31.1 billion in 2013, which is the equivalent to just under eight per cent of the UK GDP for the same year, it should come as no surprise that organisations are trying to ...

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Controlling Access

FMJ brings you advice from industry expert Kate Tompsett of Secure Engineering on how to make the most of your access control systems whilst making sure you are legally compliant Access control is the name commonly given to a security ...

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