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H&S workloads have never been more demanding for property and facilities managers

New legislation and an increased focus on best practice are leading to heavier workloads and excess pressure on property and facilities managers, according to a new report from health, safety and property compliance firm, William Martin. When compiling its first ...

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Retaining skilled talent a top challenge for employers this year

Some of the biggest challenges for UK organisations right now include skilled talent retention, meeting pay expectations, providing a good work-life balance, and supporting employees’ wellbeing. New research by HR software provider Ciphr of 300 UK HR decision-makers found that organisations ...

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British workers would monitor air quality from their desks amid health concerns

New research has revealed that concerns about indoor air quality are at an all-time high, with 64 per cent of British workers concerned about the impact of indoor air quality on their health and 46 per cent concerned about air ...

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Majority of professionals say they experience ‘discriminatory or exclusionary’ workplace behaviour

New research from The Young Foundation, conducted on behalf of 12 professional membership and regulatory bodies, reveals that while equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives are increasingly commonplace, there is growing scepticism among professionals that these are ‘box-ticking’ exercises. The ...

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WFMs must be a key stakeholder when drawing up energy and carbon plans 

Workplace and facilities management (WFM) professionals are insufficiently involved in organisations’ plans around energy efficiency and carbon reduction, finds new research by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). In a large-scale survey of WFM professionals conducted in Autumn ...

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‘Security-by-design’ aims fall short leading to additional costs post-build

A new report from Brivo, a global provider of cloud-based access control and smart building technologies, finds that while security is a new priority in building design, a mismatch between ambition and reality leads to spiralling costs. The results of ...

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Third of FMs say budget cuts pose risks to safety within their business

New research has examined the complexities of the facilities management industry, and how they impact the safety and smooth running within the modern facility. The survey of 250 senior FM professionals by industrial paint and repair products specialist, Watco, revealed that ...

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Fuelling Young Minds report highlights the need for food education

A new report, Fuelling Young Minds, has been published by school and education catering company Chartwells highlighting the importance of providing food education within schools to equip younger generations with vital information to make informed decisions about food. Society is ...

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BCO’s new research agenda includes 2030 vision for the office

The British Council for offices new research agenda focuses on four priority areas, including the development of the BCO’s ‘2030 vision for the office’. The four priority focus areas identified in the Research Programme Working Document, sets the agenda for ...

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Cleaning bodies collaborate on innovative industry research

Experts from the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) and the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) have teamed up to work in partnership on an innovative pioneering project – The Future of Cleaning initiative. An industry first, this ground-breaking ...

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