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Towards a zero waste future

Many facilities managers are struggling to meet increasingly stringent commercial and industrial recycling rates. We asked a panel of waste management specialists how FMs can achieve compliance and improve efficiencies There has been a growing drive in recent years for ...

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Changing ideas

Think differently was the overriding message of the Workplace Trends Climate Change and The Workplace: Towards Net Zero Carbon event. Andrew Brown one of the chairs of the day reports As the Government is often keen on telling us: we ...

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The knowledge economy

David Sharp, CEO of International Workplace, explains to Sara Bean why continuous learning at work is the best way to upskill FM personnel and improve their performance The government’s plans to restrict visas for lower-skilled, lower-paid overseas workers as part ...

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Design for the times

Workplace pressures increasingly require a new approach to office design. Angela Love, Director at Active Workplace Solutions, discusses what the changing times mean for the world of workplace design and build The quest for workplace talent rages on. Decision-makers are ...

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5 tips for communicating with field service staff during crisis

One of the most difficult aspects in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis is communicating with those affected. At this time, field service businesses are engaging in difficult conversations with office staff and field staff. Whether your business is deemed an ...

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COVID-19 Clinic

With the current crisis over Covid-19 how can FMs ensure that buildings are kept operational – particularly vital ones such as hospitals? And how can they ensure that remote based staff who were previously office based are managed efficiently and ...

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Infection prevention

Employees working in essential services, from healthcare to retail still need to turn up for work. So how can you protect them? Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene offers some essential advice on keeping the spread ...

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Why now is the time to focus on upskilling your staff

Upskilling may be the last thing on your mind in the COVID-19 climate, however, software company simPRO provides three reasons why it should be at the top of your to-do list. 1. Prioritising upskilling now can prepare your business to ...

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How to attract and retain future leaders in the FM sector

According to a recent report by The Institute of Leadership & Management 47 per cent of recipients who said they are dissatisfied in their current role feel undervalued by their managers. Other factors linked to dissatisfaction include a lack of ...

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Low skills point

Employers will need to adjust said the government when it announced the introduction to a UK’s Points-Based Immigration System, which could restrict the supply of low skilled labour, many of which work in the FM sector . Pam Loch, Solicitor ...

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