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Cleaning up our act

Aaron Sagar, Account Manager at Anabas, makes the case for rewarding cleaning staff fairly for their efforts   As FM providers, we expect our clients to pay a fair contract price, which often includes multiple services, overheads and a management ...

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Professionalising FM

There are a series of clear career pathways to professional development in facilities management available from RICS/IFMA, explains Paul Bagust, Global Property Standards Director, RICS The IFMA-RICS collaboration was established in 2016 to advance standards and professionalism in FM worldwide. ...

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The right path

Andrew Hulbert Founding Director of facilities services provider, Pareto FM hails the rise and rise of defined FM Training Pathways “What changes have you experienced in the Facilities Management (FM) sector in the last 10 years and what do you ...

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FM Clinic: Addressing the skills gap in FM through training and development

According to the Facilities Management Business Confidence survey by the BIFM, 27 per cent of respondents felt a shortage of skilled staff could be a barrier to success over the next 12 months. Yet in a separate report by the ...

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Facilitating change

Organisations are subject to continual change, yet their facilities often remain static, impeding progress that is critical to business success. We ask Dave Wilson, FRICS, IFMA Fellow and Director of Effective Facilities Ltd, how facilities managers can manage change to ...

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High standards

FM’s that want to properly manage their work at height risk must consider competency alongside the required task and the safety equipment being provided, argues John Hynes, Head of Safe Access, Fixfast Tougher sentencing guidelines from the Sentencing Council mean ...

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Don’t let the levy break

The FM sector has a lot to gain from the Apprenticeship Levy, but a troubled first year hasn’t given the industry confidence it will achieve its ambitious aspirations. It’s not too late though, and a series of simple changes would ...

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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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Mind matters

There is growing awareness among employers that workers’ mental health is integral to their wellbeing. New research from HR and diversity consultancy, the Clear Company, suggests that HR professionals will, on average, oversee 15 staff with mental health conditions each ...

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Businesses must lead the way to a digital economy

With the digital economy changing the way we work and live, Paul Cant, VP of Digital Transformation at BMC Software explains why it is crucial for organisations to move quickly and adjust their businesses to embrace the radical changes ahead ...

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