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Village people

As organisations compete for talent, FMs need to work towards inclusive workspaces catering for diverse age groups, personalities and cultures. Leeson Medhurst, Director of 360 Workplace, explains In the battle to attract talent, the role of the workplace is becoming more ...

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FMJ Networking Event – Counter-terrorism

The latest content-led FMJ networking event which took place on the 19th floor of UBM’s Blackfriars HQ was counter-terrorism, where two experts in the field offered some sage advice, reports Sara Bean The first speaker of the night was Steve ...

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Mergers and acquisitions within the FM sector

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There has been an increase in merger and acquisition activity within the FM services sector over recent years; which according to analysts is set to continue. What are the benefits to customers, clients and the services providers themselves of this ...

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How to make FM the career of choice

Blog from C-J Green, Group Chief People Officer, Servest Many young people have been heading off to university this Autumn, only some of whom know what they want to do for a career after finishing their academic studies. Too few ...

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Career Ladder talks to head of facilities EMEA – Google

Q: What was your first ever job? My first job after college involved working for a car company that provided leasing plans to companies. The majority of my college class went on to work in Property Agencies or Surveying roles but ...

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Rubbish revolution

Technology is transforming the humble refuse bin into a tool for increased operational efficiency and cost savings, says Mark Jenkins, Sales Director at Egbert Taylor Group The social value of the bin has considerably increased. It has transitioned from being ...

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Listen and learn

Wellbeing initiatives are all the rage, but imposing them on people without debate may prove to be counter-productive, argues Jan-Hein Hemke, MD of Facilicom UK The basics of workplace wellbeing are important. Making sure the physical environment is safe, appropriate ...

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A sense of place

Art in the workplace is a great opportunity to promote wellbeing, engagement and a sense of belonging, says Tazie Taysom of art consultancy Artiq Placemaking is a well-established concept in the fields of urban planning and design management, where it ...

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Knowledge is power

Smart technologies and better energy management can lower energy demands and help achieve sustainability goals, argues Nicola Meadows, RWM Event Director at Ascential Events Energy efficiency investments in the industrial, services and domestic markets are estimated to have increased the ...

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Levels of protection

Alan Luscombe, Director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies, a Kohler company, explains the Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System and the role of UPS in achieving compliance The Tier Classification System is a tool created by the Uptime Institute with the fundamental ...

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