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First impressions

Almost half of candidates have said that the room where they were interviewed for a job would influence their opinion of whether or not to work there. This confirms, says Mark Phillips, MD, K2 Space, why the workplace should not be ...

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Breath of life

Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, discusses the impact of poor office environments, particularly high CO2 levels, on worker performance Installing an office slide and ping-pong table, replacing chairs with beanbags and upgrading the coffee machine are some of the more ...

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Something in the air

Poor quality air takes a significant toll on both the economy and people’s health. But there is an effective remedy, says Mark Taylor of Camfil Air pollution is the foremost environmental cause of early death, contributing to the equivalent of ...

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Are you quite well?  

Robert Millar, Operations Director at Blue Apple Catering, looks at the ever more prominent issue of staff wellbeing in the workplace and how a contract catering offering can help to make a positive impact in this area According to The ...

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Hot property

What does the new year have in store for the corporate real estate market? John Spencer, CEO of Landmark, predicts a strategic shift in favour of shorter leases and flexibility According to the annual Knight Frank global occupier report published ...

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Positive thinking

The built environment has improved its record in terms of physical health and safety. Sara Bean finds out how charity Mates in Mind and VINCI FM are working to promote mental wellbeing Russell Stilwell is a successful businessman and founder ...

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Productive lead

Leeson Medhurst, Director of 360 Workplace – Fourfront Group says good leadership is the key to enhancing our productivity What’s happening to our productivity? Not much. Since the financial crash of 2008/10 productivity in the UK has dragged and instead ...

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Appetite for change

How can employers encourage healthy eating at work without driving staff out into the high street? Sara Bean asked a panel of FMs and a cross-section of caterers for their views According to a recent report by catering analysts MCA, ...

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Securing the future

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive at security certification body NSI explains why competence and good practice standards will help safeguard the future of the security industry For over 40 years, the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has helped protect organisations by providing ...

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Connecting spaces

Janet Lowe of Forbo Flooring Systems discusses the role of flooring in creating office environments conducive to communication and collaboration In 2017, workplace absence cost the UK economy £18 billion in lost productivity, according to the Centre of Economic and ...

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