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FM technology benefitting the bottom line

In the annual FM software survey, conducted by Service Works Group (SWG), to provide insight into how technology is impacting the profession, nearly 50 per cent of the respondents stated that the greatest business benefit of FM software has been ...

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BIFM publishes ‘Outsourcing Across Borders’ paper

BIFM Fire Safety Law

Outsourcing Across Borders is the key theme of the latest FM Leaders Forum to be released by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). Chair of The International SIG Steve Gladwin said: “It is evident that in an increasingly globalised ...

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App Generation redefining the workplace of the future

The imminent arrival of today’s teenagers into the workplace will initiate an office space revival that challenges current trends on home working, but sees desktop computers and landline phones banished to the store room, according to new research from business ...

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New study by BCO and Savills reveals what workers want

While many workers seek flexibility in where and how they work, new research from the British Council of Offices (BCO) in partnership with Savills has revealed that working from home has become less appealing. In the third edition of What ...

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White paper looks at how intelligent workplaces can help boost productivity

A new white paper exploring how intelligent workplaces can boost the UK’s productivity has been published by Mitie. The study analyses ‘Why the intelligent workplace is the missing piece of the productivity puzzle’, looking at the productivity problems facing the UK, and ...

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Businesses need to do more to raise the profile of apprenticeships

New research published by Interserve has revealed there is a significant lack of awareness regarding apprenticeships, which still lag behind academic-based career paths. The report ‘The Interserve Society Report: Apprenticeships: the path to success?’ investigated the current perceptions of apprenticeships amongst three key groups – young ...

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BCC publishes UK cleaning industry research

A new survey which examines the changes in the UK cleaning industry over a six-year period up to 2014, has been published by the British Cleaning Council (BCC). The study looks in detail at a number of key industry areas including employment, ...

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Millennials are opting for ethical sustainable menus

Half of millennials (18 – 34 year olds) are more likely to eat out in venues where they are told about where the food on their plate comes from, according to survey results published today. The survey, carried out by ...

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The secret to unharnessing workplace productivity

Employees who embrace activity-based working report significantly higher levels of workplace productivity (66 per cent) and pride (82 per cent), according to research released by Leesman. The study of over 70,000 employees, conducted in partnership with IFMA Sweden and financially supported by Tenant ...

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Report provides food for thought

Three-quarters of diners would rather suffer poor service than visit restaurants that have experienced food hygiene issues such as unclean premises or low food ratings according to a new report ‘The Financial Impact of Poor Food Safety’. The findings from UK ...

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