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mplsystems releases report following FM Technology Survey 2015

Workforce efficiency and delivering excellence in customer service continues to be a major challenge for many facilities Management companies. One of the main reasons for this is that many FM organisations are still relying on disparate, legacy systems that can ...

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BIFM and Orbis launch 2015 vacant property management survey

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and corporate member, vacant property management expert Orbis have launched a new vacant property management survey for 2015, which will enable them to obtain views from property and facilities managers about the empty buildings in their ...

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Working from home causes as many problems as it solves

A third of home workers (36 per cent) ‘get lonely’ and almost two thirds (65 per cent) miss interacting with work colleagues according to latest research by global workspace provider, Regus. The report also highlighted that just over half of ...

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Iron Mountain and PwC launch Information Value Index

Two-thirds of businesses are unable to make the most of their information – and a quarter derive no benefit at all according to new research from storage and information management company, Iron Mountain (IRM) and PwC. The study which surveyed 1,800 senior business leaders, divided ...

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Research reveals the cost of pest infestations on UK businesses

Pest infestations in 2014, cost British businesses £1.2 billion according to new research revealed by Rentokil Pest Control which looked into the threats posed by pests to businesses in the UK and worldwide. The report, commissioned by Rentokil and produced by ...

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Workers consider theft in the office a ‘perk’ of the job

According to new research, 61 per cent of workers have stolen items from their office ranging from toilet rolls to mugs. Staff who sneaked something out from work were more likely to have taken pens than any other item (80 per ...

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Hochiki Europe warns standards are set to slip in fire safety

A new study from fire safety manufacturer Hochiki Europe has delivered a stark warning to the fire safety industry, finding nearly half (49 per cent) of European fire safety equipment installers are not familiar with the latest fire and emergency ...

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Office Depot insights reveal productivity gap is a barrier to business efficiency

UK businesses have become more cautious than ever about spending and this is having a direct impact on the way we work, according to insights gathered by Office Depot. Recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that ...

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BCO research calls for greater occupier satisfaction within UK office industry

New research by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has revealed that whilst occupier satisfaction within the UK office industry is improving, it is not at a fast enough rate to satisfy the majority of occupiers and is calling on a ...

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Leadership skills gap being widened by organisational ageism

According to a new report released by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM), workers over the age of 50 are often overlooked for promotion despite possessing the essential knowledge and experience needed to fill the UK’s leadership skills gap. The ...

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