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Safety first

FM plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and protection of any visitors to a building, whether a commercial building or a public place such as a transport hub, leisure and events environments, or retail parks. What can FM ...

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FM Clinic: Stoddart Review

The Stoddart Review uncovered an explicit link between how well a workplace supports the activities that employees undertake in their role and the extent to which they say that their workplaces help them to work productively. Yet it found few ...

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The FM procurement process: striking a balance between costs and service levels

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The procurement process for FM contracts relies heavily on maintaining low margins, which often requires striking a fine balance between keeping costs as low as possible while ensuring that a high standard of service is offered. Is it really possible ...

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FM and digitisation of the workplace

There are many advantages to the FM sector in employing the latest technologies, from SMART lighting via the Internet of Things to the latest mobile apps attached to a CAFM or Building Management System. But the digitisation of the workplace ...

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The Quest for the ‘Holy Grail’ measurement of knowledge worker productivity

Measuring the productivity of office occupants has become something of a ‘Holy Grail’ in FM as a way of providing evidence that the quality of the workplace environment enhances performance. But is it really possible to measure the output of ...

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FM Clinic: Future of outsourcing public services

Is the rush to outsource public services in central and local government going to slow down as a result of the public becoming disillusioned by management consultants and major service providers securing large profits amidst claims of very poor levels ...

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FM Clinic

In today’s transient society fewer employees are staying with their employers for long periods of time. Do you think it is important to encourage long service? What are the advantages to long-service versus encouraging a healthy turnover of staff? Does ...

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Permanent employment vs. going freelance in the FM sector

What are the advantages to giving up permanent employment in order to go freelance or to take a fixed-term contract? Is the FM market stable enough to go freelance and are there sufficient opportunities for this in the FM industry? ...

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It pays to be prepared when asking for a rise

Asking for a pay rise is one of the most difficult things an employee can do. What tips do you have for making this easier and for getting the pay rise? THE CONSULTANT’S VIEW VICKY O’FARRELL MD MOTIVATIONAL VOICE So ...

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Should socialising at industry events be compulsory?

Do you think it is appropriate for an organisation to make socialising at industry events compulsory? What advantages are there to the individual and to the company? How does this conflict with the trend towards work-life balance? THE MD’S VIEW ...

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