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The interconnected workplace

When it comes to creating modern, efficient workplaces, employee needs must be placed front and centre, explains Lawrence Morison, managing director of Steelcase Solutions.

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In my view – Industry expert coloumn


The vagaries of our weather cannot have escaped many this year, particularly on the water front. Environmental drought status in March became downpours and flooding in April.

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Diary of a Graduate – part 7

FMJ takes a peek at the fourth diary entry from Joely Thomas, graduate trainee manager at ISS UK, who explains why being made to feel part of a wider company culture is encouraging students to take responsibility and express their own ideas.

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Designing healthy work environments

FMJ aims to support technical expertise in the FM market.

As part of this, we offer FASTFacts - a series of specialist summaries that give no-nonsense information on topics of importance with signposting to further sources for the expert reader.

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KPMG column – Real-Time Information – are you ready?

Each month, KPMG experts examine the issues of utmost relevance to the facilities manager. This month, Richard Maitland, senior manager of people services at KPMG, discusses the upcoming RTI changes to the operation of PAYE tax.

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LEDs: an energy saving panacea?

LED lighting is growing in popularity, but some producers of the technology are still not being completely honest about its limitations. Joseph Smith, head of sustainability for Siteco, reveals what to be aware of when specifying LEDs and other forms of energy saving lighting.

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The Greening of FM

Green' FM is the key to achieving continuous improvement in sustainability performance. But this relies as much on the awareness and culture of the organisation as it does on corporate policy, says Graham Evill of Cofely.

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Are you neglecting mobile internet users?

Richard Stevenson from 1&1 Internet examines the growing trend of mobile web browsing on contemporary smartphones.

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Switching to a single supplier

The current economic climate calls for facilities managers to try and reduce costs. One desirable method is to transfer to a single janitorial supplier, however, identifying the right one can be a challenge. Mark Hurst, head of facilities management business at Office Depot UK and Ireland, offers his advice.

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The perfect model

Facilities managers long for a greater say at the design and planning stage of any new build project. In building information modelling, fmj editor Simon Iatrou finds out whether they finally have their answer.

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