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The future of FM lies in an integrated approach

An in depth executive research programme by outsourcing company Mitie, has revealed that large corporate organisations are strategically bringing property, HR, FM and IT functions together as one in order to provide ‘Workplace services’ that recognise new working practices and ...

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The blurring line between work and home life

New research of 8,800 workers from across Europe shows the line between work and home life is becoming increasingly blurred, with two-thirds (67 percent) of employees saying work is keeping them busy out of hours. This is according to the ...

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Report reveals that UK power outages doubled last year

The number of power outages in the UK has more than doubled in the past year, potentially costing UK businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds, according to Eaton’s latest Blackout Tracker report. In 2013 there were 505 reported outages, compared ...

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Unconventional working methods are a growing trend

Research undertaken by Virgin Media Business and conducted by YouGov has shown that unconventional working methods are being embraced by workers and helps employers to retain and attract more staff. The study revealed that three-quarters (74%) of the remote workers surveyed ...

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Frustrations of the FM buying process

New research carried out by business services consultancy, Business Services Growth (BSG) has revealed that Facilities Management (FM) providers are missing the boat when it comes to boosting valuable contract revenue streams. The FM Buyer Behaviour Survey* which analyses how ...

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Office workers yearn for a feel good factor at work

A new study of more than 800 office workers across the UK, has revealed that when it comes down to creating the ideal work space, the requests made by office staff are relatively simple, and will contribute to them achieving their desire ...

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The unhealthy cost of poor housing

There has been a long-recognised relationship between poor housing and poor health, but until recently, it has not been possible to estimate the associated cost to society. A new study has found that 15% of households in London can be ...

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Lighting the way to lower costs and pollution

Adjusting street lighting, for example through dimming schemes, could save hundreds of thousands of pounds each year while reducing the country’s light pollution, new research reveals. Street lighting in England costs councils approximately £616m per year and can account for ...

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The six dimensions of wellbeing & how to drive business performance

The most successful organisations, it seems, are now turning their attention to employee wellbeing as a way to gain emotional, financial and competitive advantage. New research that underlines the direct correlation between a worker’s wellbeing and business performance has been published ...

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Patient-observer study yields high healthcare worker hand hygiene compliance

Healthcare staff are more hand hygiene compliant when knowingly watched and audited by their patients, a new study reveals. A first-of-its-kind study in Canada, carried out by researchers at Women’s College Hospital has shown that asking patients to audit their ...

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