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Workplace policies on PPE top of the agenda following landmark ruling

A Tribunal hearing that ruled an employee was fairly dismissed for refusing to wear a face mask at work, highlights the importance of employers carefully considering and clearly communicating the rules on wearing PPE in the workplace, an employment lawyer ...

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RICS Event: The evolution of the office from a place of work to a service

Long before a global pandemic defined our daily lives, many were already debating the relevance of the workplace in an era defined by wireless technology. 2020 has refocused that debate, showing many the importance of a place to come together ...

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The return to work: How FM can deliver a more hygienic workplace in the COVID-19 era

We are living in anxious times. People, who may have been working from home for months during the pandemic, are understandably nervous about going back to the office. But companies can help to steady those nerves by ensuring their staff ...

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The wheel’s turning

Ann Clarke, Director of The Future Workplace at nationwide workplace consultancy and interior design business Claremont, suggests the Hub and Spoke office could be the future of the workplace Just over a year ago – the world wondered if the ...

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As businesses reopen the TUC issues warning on workplace safety

Whilst yesterday saw the easing of lockdown restrictions across the country, Frances O’ Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Congress Union (TUC) warned businesses not to drop their guard on workplace safety. In a statement issued by the TUC, O’Grady ...

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Predictive reasoning

Key themes at World Workplace Europe 2021 were lessons learned from the past year, how data can help FMs make informed decisions and the folly of making any firm predictions for the future. Greg Bortkiewicz, Consultant at Magenta reports World ...

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Workers refuse to go back to work unless there are air quality assurances

Concerns about catching Coronavirus in the air have risen since the end of 2020 according to new research by business services firm, Rentokil Initial. More than one in four (26 per cent) Brits are worried about airborne transmission, a 19 ...

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KPMG study finds almost half of global CEOs don’t expect to see a return to ‘normal’ until 2022

The 2021 KPMG CEO Outlook Pulse Survey found that almost half (45 per cent) of global executives do not expect to see a return to a ‘normal’ course of business until sometime in 2022, as opposed to nearly one-third (31 ...

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Enhance the perception of clean with premises that smell great

Act now: Ensure your investment in reopening creates a positive experience for your staff and visitors Now that there is a roadmap for coming out of lockdown, Facilities Managers need to ensure that premises are not only clean and safe, ...

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7 in 10 workplaces will struggle to entice employees back from home

A new research report from independent assessor of employee workplace experience, Leesman, shows that workspaces currently on offer are largely not up to scratch for the post-pandemic workforce. Published today, the ‘Workplace 2021: Appraising Future Readiness’ report poses a challenge ...

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