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COVID-19 Clinic

With the current crisis over Covid-19 how can FMs ensure that buildings are kept operational – particularly vital ones such as hospitals? And how can they ensure that remote based staff who were previously office based are managed efficiently and ...

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How to attract and retain future leaders in the FM sector

According to a recent report by The Institute of Leadership & Management 47 per cent of recipients who said they are dissatisfied in their current role feel undervalued by their managers. Other factors linked to dissatisfaction include a lack of ...

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FM Clinic: Improving wellbeing in the workplace

Alongside the design and layout of a workplace, the way it is run can have a profound effect on the wellbeing of occupants, including encouraging breaks, improving ergonomics and ensuring access to healthy food and exercise. In what ways can ...

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FM trends: A wrap up of 2019 and a peak into 2020

Just some of the predicted trends in FM for 2019 were; evolution in the way contracts were outsourced and managed, a greater emphasis on health and wellbeing, the impact of the coworking revolution, coping with the challenges caused by Brexit ...

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How to make meetings more productive

A recent poll carried out for Remark Group revealed that meeting rooms aren’t facilitating productivity or collaboration, as half of people leave meetings thinking they weren’t successful. What more can be done to make meetings more productive, including their design, ...

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Powering up your business

The power cuts in August which affected thousands of homes and businesses throughout the country drew attention to the fact that power outages and less serious but still disruptive blackouts can lead to serious issues, particularly regarding computer systems. What ...

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Insourcing vs outsourcing debate: What’s best for business?

The insourcing of FM services is growing in popularity. The report ‘Rebuilding Capacity: The case for insourcing public contracts’ from the University of Liverpool, recommends it for providing service flexibility and the ability to allocate resources where they are needed. ...

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Uberisation of FM

Could using the latest smart technology to offer an Uber-style response service revolutionise the way the FM industry manages reactive services? Do you agree that service capabilities and costs would be transformed if FM services suppliers completely digitalised their processes ...

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Understanding the risk and rewards of outsourced FM contracts: The questions you should be asking

The recent advice from the independent Reform think tank included a range of recommendations to improve outsourcing outcomes. This includes “Statements of responsibility” – i.e. measures to make sure that civil servants are aware of their responsibilities. When negotiating private ...

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Do FM suppliers need a facilities management trade association to represent the sector?

  With the establishment of a UK IFMA chapter, FMs can now choose from three professional bodies; RICS, IFMA and IWFM to help them develop their skills and enhance their careers. However, with all the negativity around outsourcing which has ...

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