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The road ahead 2024: Challenges and opportunities for FM

Facilities professionals have a long list of issues to deal with this year. This includes achieving sustainability and social value objectives, re-evaluating the role of the physical workplace, embracing new technologies and ensuring the delivery of high-quality services in a ...

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Addressing the recruitment shortfall within FM in 2024

Although research has suggested there is a largely positive outlook regarding workloads and employment across the facilities management sector, many employers continue to cite difficulties in finding staff for skilled maintenance, support services and property management roles. What more can ...

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Creating FM career paths for veterans

On average, 20,000 veterans leave the Armed Forces each year to join the civilian workforce, yet half have a difficult time finding work. With research revealing that over two thirds of veterans who joined the industry felt FM was a ...

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Supporting ‘Hidden Workers’ within FM

A recent report from the Living Wage Foundation found 6.1 million workers experience low pay and insecure hours. The research echoes that of Working Well: Delivering Better Outcomes for Hidden Workers by L&G which found many FM related staff such ...

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Sustainable surcharge

New research suggests that companies are willing to pay higher rents for more sustainable corporate office space following the rise of hybrid working. Should the sustainability attributes of some buildings be enhanced to command a rent premium or should standard ...

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Workplace health and safety

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 has been passed into law with an accompanying schedule listing approximately 600 pieces of legislation that is set to be ‘sunsetted’ by the end of 2023. While health and safety legislation ...

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Improving end-of-trip facilities to support more sustainable forms of travel

A report produced by Remit Consulting and published by the BCO found that putting active commuting at the heart of ESG policies can increase health and wellbeing and help companies cut carbon emissions. But how much enthusiasm is being shown ...

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Improving DEI in the facilities management sector

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have been increasingly prioritised by employers in the last few years. Research by Glassdoor suggests much of this is in response to employees’ increasing call for evidence that employers are committed to equality. However, the ...

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Taking a whole-life approach to asset management

It’s been well documented that a whole life asset management approach to a building’s maintenance and management can build value, reduce liabilities, and reduce costs. What initiatives and innovations can the built environment take to support a more strategic approach ...

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Delivering innovation in FM amid economic challenges

Frost and Sullivan’s research has found that the UK FM market is transforming, driven by technology innovations, new business models, emerging value propositions, sustainability, and creative service offerings. FM suppliers will need to innovate to keep growing and remain profitable ...

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