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Challenges for FM in meeting ESG standards

The announcement in the Spring budget that the Government intends to introduce regulations for the providers of Environmental, Social, and Governance ratings illustrates an increased focus on managing environmental and social risks and building strong governance. With research suggesting the ...

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The evolving landscape of legislation and regulations impacting FM

The last few years have seen notable changes in legislation and regulations within the FM space such as the Fire Safety Act 2021, The Building Safety Act 2022 and the Fire Safety Regulations (England) 2022, to name a few. These ...

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Enhancing workplace wellbeing

The SFMI 2023 (Sustainable Facilities Management Index) assessments revealed that FMs are now realising the importance of focusing on employee development and wellbeing to help organisations maintain a strong and committed workforce. Which areas should service suppliers and their clients ...

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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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