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The FM industry: changing perceptions

FM has struggled in the past to attract and retain talented individuals. However, perceptions of the industry are now changing, with more and more people recognising the long and rewarding career paths it can offer. Capitalising on this shift in ...

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The power of technology in future energy management

By Nigel Crunden, business specialist, Office Depot The Brexit vote has propelled cost-leadership to the top of the business agenda once again, and for many FMs, improving energy management could drive significant savings. Although in times of business uncertainty, the ...

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Mind the gap

One of the biggest challenges for any organisation is attracting, recruiting, training and retaining good people. Chris Kenneally, CEO at The Cordant Group explains more about how the FM industry needs to embrace these principles In my opinion there has ...

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The cost of training

Why is training so expensive and how do we make it more accessible to those just entering the industry? THE CONSULTANT’S VIEW DAVE WILSON CFM,  EFFECTIVE FACILITIES We need to start by asking how we are judging the cost of ...

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Maintaining vigilance

Recently Europe has again been rocked by terror attacks. Terrorists have struck in Tunisia, massacaring European citizens, the police have been targeted, as has the Jewish Community. Mike Bluestone, director of Corps Consult, explains how training can help prevent this The current government ...

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The adaption game

Britain’s relatively low productivity levels are increasingly in the spotlight, and once again attention is focused on skills shortages and education gaps. But for a fast-changing sector such as FM Jane Bell, director of corporate development – BIFM training, argues there are ...

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A secure future

2014 continued to see an increased use of technology within the security sector, a trend supported by the higher levels of integration between all sectors of the security trade, from physical to digital, computing to electrical. John Roddy, CEO of The Shield ...

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Climate Change

The ISO14001 Environmental Management System is changing later this year as part of a major review. This will have significant implications on those who have achieved certification to the standard as well as FM organisations that provide services to certified ...

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‘Agile working’ coming to you soon

As an FM you’re likely to be at the forefront of profound change in the way your organisation works, and if you aren’t personally involved yet you will be soon. Martin Davies, director of training, BIFM Training explains more New technology ...

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You’re hired

The profile of apprenticeships has increased greatly over the last four years for both facilities management and for the generation preparing to join the workforce. This comes at a time when FM – and business in general – is confronted ...

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