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Supporting role

The latest Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Forum focused on ways to promote mental and emotional comfort in the workplace Workplace wellbeing is a hot topic for organisations around the globe. Towards the close of 2017, Symposium hosted its annual Workplace ...

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Healthy eating: Wellbeing at work

Employers and employees alike are waking up to the benefits of healthy eating at work. But how are caterers responding to this growing awareness? The 2017 Food Service Management Market Report from the British Hospitality Association reports that suppliers are helping ...

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Is the future bright?

William Betts, Senior Associate at recruitment consultancy Macdonald & Company, shares his predictions for the FM sector in 2018 FM continues to be an evolving industry that is at the forefront of business transformation. The 2017 RICS & IFMA Raising ...

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Fresh thinking

When Vodafone set out to improve employee wellbeing, a key challenge was to ‘nudge’ people into healthier eating habits. Sara Bean finds out how it’s done Just over three years ago the communications company Vodafone introduced a new employee campaign, ...

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Janus-faced management; looking to to the past and future

Blog from Rob Legge, Group Chief Executive Officer, Servest  2017 has been quite a year. Not just for Servest but for the industry as a whole. The dynamics of facilities management have subtly adjusted. There’s now much more pressure on ...

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Career Ladder talks to ABM UK’s Group MD

Q: What was your first ever job? I was a shop attendant, specifically as a cashier and retail replenishment member of staff (shelf stacker) in Superdrug when I was 14-years-old. Q: What was you first job in the FM sector? In 1986 ...

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Combatting the January blues with nature  

Superstitious folk believe leaving a Christmas tree and other festive decorations up beyond the 12th day after Christmas day brings bad luck. But who’s to say you can’t brighten up the office with some greenery throughout the year? Keeping a fir ...

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Preparing your business for harsh weather

A number of articles have appeared in the press saying this winter will be the coldest for years, yet research published by the BIFM and GRITIT revealed that more than 30 per cent of organisations fail to plan for the ...

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Do the right thing

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in collaboration with IFMA have launched its latest set of Strategic FM case studies at its London HQ in November. The fifth series focuses on the societal impact of FM to demonstrate the ...

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Light up your life

Using a combination of four elements can help you achieve the most visually comfortable and affordable lighting within the modern workplace says Paul Coggins of Zumtobel Group Effective commercial lighting needs to combine the requirement of a visually comfortable and ...

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