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Government Facilities Management Strategy and its impact on FM procurement

The Government’s Facilities Management Strategy* is designed to establish standards to address the quality of service which should be aspired to in the procurement of FM contracts. What impact do you think this initiative will have on the procurement of ...

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Contract catering: rising to the challenges of 2023

The latest Contract Catering Tracker shows sales are substantially up year-on-year and are approaching pre-COVID levels. However, it also acknowledges the impact of record levels of inflation hitting the contract catering businesses hard along with the challenge of servicing hybrid ...

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FM 2022 challenges and 2023 predictions

In 2022, as we emerged from COVID there were fresh challenges for FMs, including inflation, rising energy prices, managing hybrid working practices and dealing with skills shortages. How do you think the sector has adapted to the challenges this year ...

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Using digital technology to manage wellbeing in the hybrid workplace

Given the widescale adoption of hybrid working, how FMs manage wellbeing at work can no longer be focused solely on the physical office environment. Given this change in workplace work patterns, how can FMs adapt their approach to safeguard employee ...

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Supporting your workers through a challenging winter

According to the ONS around three in four adults (77 per cent) feel very or somewhat worried about the rising costs of living. Although hybrid working remains a popular option, as energy and food bills continue to soar there’s growing ...

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Skills shortage: Protecting the wellbeing and performance of staff

The Open University’s Business Barometer 2022, published in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, has found that 78 per cent of UK organisations are seeing reduced output, profitability or growth as a result of skills shortages. Three-quarters (72 per ...

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Navigating the impact of inflation in the foodservice industry

The latest CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index reveals that year-on-year inflation in the foodservice sector hit 13.6 per cent in March 2022 and prices are unlikely to fall for the foreseeable future. Faced with soaring food and energy prices and ...

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Tackling the rising cost of energy

With the rising cost of energy how are FMs managing the extra costs required in running buildings? Is the energy crisis encouraging organisations to invest more in renewables to supplement their energy needs as well as address carbon reduction? Do ...

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The challenges and opportunities of integrating ESG into organisations

Meeting Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria is now an essential part of the FM remit, encompassing as it does the many strands of sustainability, from achieving net zero to supporting the supply chain. It also incorporates the core goal ...

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Reflecting societal changes in workplace and public washrooms

A report by the BCO(i) into the future of the workplace post-pandemic suggested that workplaces need to do more to reflect societal changes. The report predicted the replacement of gendered communal toilets with pod-based WCs that feature touchless doors, taps ...

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