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Iron Mountain and PwC launch Information Value Index

Two-thirds of businesses are unable to make the most of their information – and a quarter derive no benefit at all according to new research from storage and information management company, Iron Mountain (IRM) and PwC. The study which surveyed 1,800 senior business leaders, divided ...

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Workers consider theft in the office a ‘perk’ of the job

According to new research, 61 per cent of workers have stolen items from their office ranging from toilet rolls to mugs. Staff who sneaked something out from work were more likely to have taken pens than any other item (80 per ...

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Workplace strategy – focusing on people rather than cost

People are now more important than cost when it comes to workplace strategies according to new research from the Property Directors Forum. The forum has confirmed that whilst historically businesses have put cost and in particular cost reduction as a ...

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Office Depot insights reveal productivity gap is a barrier to business efficiency

UK businesses have become more cautious than ever about spending and this is having a direct impact on the way we work, according to insights gathered by Office Depot. Recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that ...

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BCO research calls for greater occupier satisfaction within UK office industry

New research by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has revealed that whilst occupier satisfaction within the UK office industry is improving, it is not at a fast enough rate to satisfy the majority of occupiers and is calling on a ...

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UK businesses failing to adapt workplaces to meet modern demands

UK businesses are being left behind in the workplace revolution and risking their ability to compete in the global economy according to new research from the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people ...

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New report reveals FM must focus on people, not buildings

A new report commissioned by facilities management company, Mitie, has revealed that half of the UK’s service sector employees are being hampered by inadequate workplace management and design. Based on a nationwide survey of 2,443 service sector employees, the findings ...

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FM recognises importance of workplace wellbeing

According to a new report published today, in conjunction with World FM Day (10 June), FM plays a significant role in improving quality of life in the workplace. The research from Sodexo and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is ...

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Vibration technology to safeguard buildings

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have developed a technology that can detect cracks in buildings which cannot otherwise be seen to help avert emerging structural damage following catastrophic events. Using the natural frequencies which occur when concrete vibrates, civil engineers ...

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‘Mystery shop’ reveals only 23% of FM businesses answer all their calls in person

A ‘mystery shop’ of a mixture of 138 FM providers and suppliers; large and small, has revealed some major shortcomings when it comes to handling telephone calls with only 32 companies (23 per cent) answering all their calls in person ...

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