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The future of everything

Barely a week goes by without a report claiming that millions of jobs will become obsolete in the coming years, taken over by machines. Every time you speak to anyone even vaguely interested in technology you know it won’t be ...

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Je suis Charlie (No that is actually my name)

For anyone whose name really is Charlie the protests that have engulfed January and February have made the whole world seem like a personalised version of Spartacus. Millions upon millions of people have enthusiastically declared that they are Charlie. If ...

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Data Power

Since the financial crisis, capital for new projects has become much harder to obtain. Investing speculatively in projected future demand for IT capacity has become impossible in many circumstances. Businesses are instead starting to use a modular, scalable approach to ...

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You’re hired

The profile of apprenticeships has increased greatly over the last four years for both facilities management and for the generation preparing to join the workforce. This comes at a time when FM – and business in general – is confronted ...

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Career Ladder talks to CEO at Urbanise

Q: What was your first ever job? I was a waiter during my time as an impoverished undergraduate for one day – let’s just say it cost me more in buying the acceptable attire for the occasion than I actually banked ...

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A commitment to FM training and qualifications

A commitment to training and qualifications differentiates excellent companies and FMs from the rest, says Jane Bell, director of Learning and Development Services, BIFM Training The old Chinese saying about living in ‘interesting times’ seems never to have been more ...

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Lessons learnt from awkward conversations

Awkward conversations are an unfortunate but necessary part of a working life, coming in all shapes, sizes and varieties. What is the most unpleasant encounter you have ever had in your career and what lessons did you learn from this? ...

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Controlling Access

FMJ brings you advice from industry expert Kate Tompsett of Secure Engineering on how to make the most of your access control systems whilst making sure you are legally compliant Access control is the name commonly given to a security ...

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Getting inside wellbeing

If you run a business and employ people, staff wellbeing should be your top priority. If you fail to give it the attention it deserves, morale, productivity and your profitability is likely to suffer. But what defines wellbeing and why ...

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WIFM Report

Excitement for the Women in FM (WIFM) Annual Conference started long before the day itself, and thanks to the huge buzz created on social media, we were trending at number 6 in the UK on Twitter by 10.04 – Women ...

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