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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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Third of UK workers spend over 5 per cent of their salary on commuting

  UK workers are battling with increasing commuting costs according to a survey of over 4,000 senior business people across the UK by workplace provider, Regus. With train fares and petrol costs continuing to rise, the results show that nearly ...

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Vibration technology to safeguard buildings

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a technology that can detect cracks in buildings which cannot otherwise be seen to help avert emerging structural damage following catastrophic events. Using the natural frequencies which occur when concrete vibrates, civil engineers ...

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‘Mystery shop’ reveals only 23% of FM businesses answer all their calls in person

A ‘mystery shop’ of a mixture of 138 FM providers and suppliers; large and small, has revealed some major shortcomings when it comes to handling telephone calls with only 32 companies (23 per cent) answering all their calls in person ...

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Coffee is becoming a hot favourite perk in the office

More offices are now ditching the traditional kettle to make their hot beverages in favour of filter machines, coffee pod machines or fresh bean-to-cup coffee machines according to the latest hot drinks survey from the Office Coffee Company. Richard Doherty, ...

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RWM launches Rising Stars campaign

RWM 2015, the international event for recycling innovation has announced the launch of a global search to find ‘Rising Stars’ within the industry. The competition will celebrate trailblazing initiatives that challenge the way the recycling industry works, identify the top ...

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