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The post-lockdown commute to work

When COVID restrictions lift we will see more people return to work, in the high street, the office and service sectors. But how will we get to work? What’s our route? Urban environments are likely to have more, not fewer ...

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FM Clinic: Employer responsibilities for homeworkers’ health and ergonomic wellbeing

News reports suggest that Working from bed (WFB) has grown in popularity since the start of the pandemic. What are employers’ responsibilities to ensure home based staff observe safe, ergonomic working habits to protect their health and reduce the chances ...

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FM Clinic: Sustainability in FM

Sustainability is a huge priority for the FM sector, whether developing energy management strategies, increasing recycling or investing in renewables. But there is a broader definition of sustainability where FMs have the opportunity to deliver social value in providing a ...

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FM Clinic: Addressing the future – lessons learnt from COVID-19

The effects of the global pandemic wrought incredible disruption to our personal and professional lives in 2020. However, the FM sector has risen to the challenge on both the front line and the home front, deploying cleaning, security and other ...

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FM Clinic: IWFM

This November marks two years since the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) became the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) with the aim of working towards chartered body status. Have those plans been derailed by the impact of ...

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FM Clinic: Supporting worker’s mental health in the face of continued uncertainty

Recent research published by Warwick Business School suggests that companies that don’t do enough to support their workers’ mental health, risk seeing their overall productivity drop by a quarter. With employees facing continued disruption to their work and personal lives ...

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Delivering a real Living Wage to workers

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) recently published guidance, in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation, outlining the practicalities and benefits of paying the real Living Wage. With FM suppliers admitting they often struggle to deliver a real ...

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FM Clinic: The challenges of a mixed way of working

With the majority of knowledge workers forced into working from home (WFH) due to COVID-19, how difficult will it be to persuade people to return to the workplace? Do you envisage a mix of home and office working? How will ...

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FM Clinic: Workplace dining in the ‘new normal’

With the gradual return of staff to the workplace, in-house catering facilities which have been on hiatus during the lockdown can begin to ramp back up. But with the situation still being far from normal, how can caterers and their ...

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Returning to work: How to energise building sustainability targets

According to a recent survey 10 per cent of buildings have achieved over half (54 per cent) reduction in energy use since the lockdown. Once we get back to BAU how can organisations aim to reach their sustainability targets, especially ...

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