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Preventing ‘World Cup’ sickness

As tonight sees the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a survey commissioned by business communications provider Daisy Group reveals that live streaming of sport’s biggest tournament will help businesses to overcome the rise in ‘illnesses’ which occur ...

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The future of FM lies in an integrated approach

An in depth executive research programme by outsourcing company Mitie, has revealed that large corporate organisations are strategically bringing property, HR, FM and IT functions together as one in order to provide ‘Workplace services’ that recognise new working practices and ...

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Poll launches to find most popular FM software term

International solutions provider of facilities, property and workplace management software, the Service Works Group (SWG), has launched an industry poll to discover which is the most popular term used to described facilities management software. The facilities management sector is awash with ...

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Carillion unveils EcoPod Technology Centre plans

Carillion has announced plans to open a new technology centre in the summer to showcase its EcoPod energy system which combines a wide range of technologies such as highly efficient cascade boilers, biomass, ground source, gas absorption heat pump units and ...

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The blurring line between work and home life

New research of 8,800 workers from across Europe shows the line between work and home life is becoming increasingly blurred, with two-thirds (67 percent) of employees saying work is keeping them busy out of hours. This is according to the ...

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Cultural fit ranks high with FMs

According to a new survey carried out by Lexington Reception Services, 86 per cent of facilities managers (FMs) say cultural fit is important when choosing a facilities management (FM) provider however, less than half (45 per cent) of them assess ...

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Unconventional working methods are a growing trend

Research undertaken by Virgin Media Business and conducted by YouGov has shown that unconventional working methods are being embraced by workers and helps employers to retain and attract more staff. The study revealed that three-quarters (74%) of the remote workers surveyed ...

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Frustrations of the FM buying process

New research carried out by business services consultancy, Business Services Growth (BSG) has revealed that Facilities Management (FM) providers are missing the boat when it comes to boosting valuable contract revenue streams. The FM Buyer Behaviour Survey* which analyses how ...

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TMT companies lead the way on workplace trends

The British Council (BCO) has released new research which shows TMT businesses (Technology, Media, Telecoms) are leading the way on workplace trends for the rest of the commercial property market. Assessing the impact of the TMT sector on the commercial property ...

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Cycle to work schemes encourage happier and healthier workforces

Edenred, a business which encourages and helps companies to engage and motivate people to achieve enhanced performance has recently published a new study which looks at the positive effects cycling to work has on both employers and its employees. The ...

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