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Research confirms link between office transformation and workplace satisfaction

New research has found that companies that have made a change to their offices and way of working since the pandemic have a 17 per cent higher satisfaction score among employees than those that haven’t. The report titled ‘Great Adaptations ...

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New report shows a cross-functional approach is needed for FM

Global worktech company, Eptura has published the second edition of its quarterly Workplace Index which reveals employees rank socialisation and collaboration as the top motivator to work from the office.  The index analyses building use, asset data, and behavioural insights to ...

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Neurodiverse individuals prefer ‘person-first’ language in the workplace

Exceptional Individuals, the UK’s first employment agency for the neurodiverse community, conducted The Exceptional Individuals Language Consultation Report to highlight the need for inclusive language when referring to neurodiverse individuals within the workplace. The survey revealed that 75 per cent ...

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HSE publishes latest workplace fatality figures

According to the latest figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 135 workers were killed in work-related incidents in Great Britain in the last year. The annual data release published by the HSE, Great Britain’s workplace regulator, covers ...

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AstraZeneca creates a wellbeing-first work environment

The global, science-led biopharmaceutical company has installed the latest generation of living walls from Finnish indoor nature technology company, Naava, as part of the workplace-wellbeing-first design of its new relocated offices to the business and innovation hub of Espoo’s Keilaniemi ...

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Research finds FMs have an increasing role in worker and workplace emissions reporting and reduction initiatives

A new study commissioned by climate tech firm, Mobilityways, of facilities managers working for large UK companies employing more than 500 staff, found that 74 per cent of their firms had already started reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions linked to ...

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While majority of workers feel a sense of belonging at work, half feel unable to share opinions freely

A new public opinion survey, commissioned by ISS, has found that while 69 per cent of workers feel a sense of belonging at work, half report feeling unable to share opinions freely and treated unfairly at the workplace The research ...

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Wates recognised for its commitment to gender equality in the workplace

Wates Group has been named one of the Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2023, and has also been recognised by Women Into Construction. Now in its 13th year with Business in the Community (BITC), The Times Top 50 ...

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BSI publishes code of practice on how to create a diverse and inclusive workplace culture

New guidance designed to help organisations prioritise their people by creating an increasingly diverse and inclusive workplace culture, including by demonstrating leadership commitment or adjusting recruitment practices, has been published by the British Standards Institution (BSI). Evidence suggests that diverse ...

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UK performs poorly on employee engagement

Nearly all UK workers (90 per cent) are not enthused by their work and workplace, according to Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace 2023 Report. The UK rate of engagement at work (10 per cent) remains one of the lowest ...

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