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Harassment of male workers is a major workplace issue

Four out of ten men say they have suffered some form of harassment in the workplace at the hands of women, according to a leading workplace health and safety consultancy. Whilst these figures fall some way behind those of women who ...

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UK stuck on the commuting highway

New research published by global workspace provider Regus, which coincides with National Work Life Week – reveals that the average British one-way commute is now nearly half an hour (29.6 minutes) compared to 26 minutes two years ago. A quarter ...

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FMs role in improving working conditions for cleaners

A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has revealed that employers in the commercial cleaning industry are failing to meet their responsibilities to their staff on pay, holiday or sick leave or dealing with their concerns. How ...

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Don’t bury your head in the sand

Over the recent months there has been a large amount of new legislation making itself felt in the FM sector and of course there will be plenty more to come. Workplace Law’s Lee Calver explains and analyses the impact of ...

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Keeping workers safe whilst dressing cool for summer

As warm temperatures are predicted to continue throughout the UK this summer, workplace equipment supplier Slingsby has advised that whilst it may be tempting for employees to stop wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), which often becomes uncomfortable in hot temperatures, ...

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White paper advises on protecting lone workers

The British Security Industry Association estimates that more than six million people across the UK work either alone or without direct supervision, often in places that put them at potential risk. And the risks are very real, with more than ...

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Helping staff to make healthier choices

The recent guidance from the government’s chief advisor on obesity, Professor Susan Jebb, that families should only serve water with meals and ban fizzy drinks and juices from the dining table in order to reduce sugar consumption, is a matter that ...

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BIFM confirms key speakers for FM Careers Conference

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Rising FMs Special Interest Group has announced some of the key speakers who are participating at its 2014 Careers Conference. The speakers, who will cover topics from facilities management (FM) career opportunities to ...

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Ban on exclusivity clauses for zero hours contracts

Under new rules announced by the government, employees on zero hours contracts will be able to find work with more than one employer. Business secretary,Vince Cable has announced plans to ban exclusivity clauses which prevent individuals from working with another ...

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FMJ debate provokes industry views on the Living Wage

The final day of the Facilities Show saw the Keynote Theatre play host to the FMJ Debate. Chaired by Cathy Hayward the discussion asked the question of whether: The prevalence of zero hours contracts and the lack of a wider ...

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