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Disengaged, disillusioned and depressed

Behind smoking and sex, employee engagement is the third largest driver of statistic-led research in the UK. Focusing on the latter, this year’s Symposium’s Employee Engagement Summit set the rather dismal scene, while unveiling just how damaging disengagement can be ...

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Worker resilience

No one is completely sure how many people actually work in the facilities management industry. It’s probably an impossible question to answer, but the official guestimate from most people in the sector tends to be between nine and 11 per ...

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Cleanin’ up attitudes

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has recently launched The Cleaning Taskforce. Supported by industry bodies like the British Cleaning Council and a multitude of firms, including Servest, the taskforce aims to: • Promote employers’ compliance with employment law and ...

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The trends of 2016

The facilities management sector is an important contributor to the UK, employing roughly 10 per cent of the UK working population and estimated to be worth £111bn a year to the national economy. Stuart Linington, managing director, NG Bailey’s Facilities ...

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What happened to the passion in FM?

In the latest installment of his monthly blog, Martyn Freeman, Mitie’s Facilities Management MD, asks what has happened to all the passion the FM industry used to boast?  As we all know, there is currently a big debate surrounding how ...

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Solving your data issues

A large swath of the public sector has embarked on a major investment programme to make the UK digital by default from 2020. The aim of the plan is to allow greater public access, cut the cost of government, improve ...

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Coverage boost offers facilities a cutting edge

Communications regulator Ofcom reported earlier this year that smartphones have now become the primary way UK consumers access the Internet, outstripping usage on laptops and desktop PCs for the first time. This change has led to an increased burden on ...

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The cost of training

Why is training so expensive and how do we make it more accessible to those just entering the industry? THE CONSULTANT’S VIEW DAVE WILSON CFM,  EFFECTIVE FACILITIES We need to start by asking how we are judging the cost of ...

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Moving office or having building works done? New CDM regs mean clients have more responsibilities

The new Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations came into effect in April 2015 and will fully replace the 2007 Regulations by October 2015. There are some important new roles and legal requirements for all construction based projects that everyone ...

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Tomorrow Meets Today

 The Young Managers’ Forum has announced an event which is seeking to bring together the FM industry’s most influential leaders with the potential stars of tomorrow. Taking place on 19 November 2015 at the inspirational King head office in Covent ...

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