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ISS paper evaluates FM market development – past, present and future

ISS has published a new white paper, looking at the evolution of the facility management (FM) industry from the 1980s to the present and offers a number of predictions about where it sees the sector heading in the future. The white ...

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Harmless tea breaks putting businesses at risk

New research by global workspace provider, Regus, has revealed that workers are putting business privacy at risk, whilst out of the office. Although many employees try to catch up on work while on public transport, nearly seven in 10 respondents pinpointed ...

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Almost half of staff do not feel valued or recognised in the workplace

Since the Equality Act of 2010, employers have taken more action to develop ‘inclusive’ workplaces however, new research indicates that more still needs to be done. A recent YouGov Omnibus poll has revealed that 45 per cent of employees in ...

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Communication: the key to boosting recycling attitudes in the workplace

People with a negative view of recycling are more likely to change their attitude after seeing positive messages about the benefits. That’s the main finding of recycling research commissioned by PR agency Ceris Burns International and undertaken by Mindlab International. ...

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Harassment of male workers is a major workplace issue

Four out of ten men say they have suffered some form of harassment in the workplace at the hands of women, according to a leading workplace health and safety consultancy. Whilst these figures fall some way behind those of women who ...

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Improving the nation’s energy literacy with 10 ‘Big Ideas’

The National Energy Foundation (NEF) has launched a programme of 10 ‘Big Ideas’ in a bid to help improve the nation’s energy literacy. The launch follows a nationally representative survey which throws light on how much the British public really knows ...

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Report links office design to employee wellbeing and productivity

A major new report from the World Green Building Council has revealed there is “overwhelming evidence” which demonstrates the design of an office significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of its staff. The Health, wellbeing and productivity in offices: The ...

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UK stuck on the commuting highway

New research published by global workspace provider Regus, which coincides with National Work Life Week – reveals that the average British one-way commute is now nearly half an hour (29.6 minutes) compared to 26 minutes two years ago. A quarter ...

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Research reveals FMs are moving towards TFM service providers

When choosing a new provider for outsourced facilities management (FM), 65 per cent of FM managers feel it is important to have one organisation managing all the different elements of service provision. This is according to independent research carried out on ...

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Protect company property with ‘Hands Off Week’

A study commissioned by Avery UK in aid of ‘Hands Off Week’, a national awareness campaign encouraging organisations around the country to protect their possessions and safeguard company property has revealed that the ‘workplace thief’ is most likely to be a middle ...

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