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IWFM research reveals many employees are anxious about returning to the office

According to a YouGov poll for the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) many office workers are concerned about going back to the office as lockdown measures begin to ease. The poll surveyed office workers across the country to ...

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Better guidance needed on return to work

Following yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that said those who could not work from home should be “actively encouraged to go to work”, employment experts have asked for greater clarification on how that can practicably be achieved. Rustom Tata, ...

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Temperature screening thermal solutions: a guide

As society adapts to its new realities, both during and following the current public health crisis, innovative technological approaches to the issue of workplace and public confidence and safety will become increasingly important. Hikvision’s Temperature Screening Thermal Solution is an ...

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Atalian Servest and NJC join firms offering return to work guidance

Global FM provider, Atalian Servest, and cleaning and support services company, NJC, are offering information and advice to support businesses to reopening the workplace post-lockdown. Atalian Servest has published ‘The FM’s Guide to Reopening Your Workplace’ to support workplace and ...

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Experts predict coronavirus could challenge hotdesking and workplace design

Workplace design experts are predicting the coronavirus pandemic could prove a major challenge to the future of hotdesking. Some of the biggest companies in the country have embraced hotdesking as a way of reducing office space, embracing flexible working, utilising ...

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BCO looks at how Covid-19 will change the workplace

According to a new thought paper by the British Council for Offices (BCO), hot-desking is likely to become less popular, screens to protect receptionists will be introduced and unisex superloos will replace gendered communal toilets as a result of Covid-19. ...

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Businesses urged to prepare for changes to workplace catering

Workplace ‘takeaways’, shift-based lunches and more pre-ordering are all likely to be the new ‘normal’ when the Covid-19 lockdown period has passed – according to a high-level group of catering and facilities management consultants and experts. Speaking during ‘Connect and ...

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Covid-19: Sitemark launches workplace hygiene programme

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, independent benchmarking service for the facilities management industry, Sitemark, has launched a workplace hygiene programme to enable businesses to maintain clean and hygienic buildings so that building users remain safe and healthy. Unlike traditional ...

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Changing ideas

Think differently was the overriding message of the Workplace Trends Climate Change and The Workplace: Towards Net Zero Carbon event. Andrew Brown one of the chairs of the day reports As the Government is often keen on telling us: we ...

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IWFM publishes coronavirus guidance resource

The IWFM has been working together with its Risk and Business Continuity Management SIG to provide a coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance resource for workplace and facilities managers. In a recent announcement IWFM said: “We live in challenging times. In the space ...

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