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03 September 2015
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  • High street retailer Oliver Bonas has become the first UK high street retailer to pay its workers the living wage and has been accredited as a Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.
  • Oliver Bonas credit Sarah Marquet
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  • Following the leader
    With FM's staff turnover, it's inevitable that putting the necessary resource into senior levels of management is a problem, writes Martin Read. But what can be done about the issue? 20 August 2015
  • Presentational skills, or a lack thereof
    I do a fair bit of training in this area, but when a client recently asked me about running a course, I suggested that all that she needed to do was to learn from all of the mistakes that you commonly see made, blogs John Bowen. 17 August 2015
  • Customer service at its worst
    One of my businesses buys and sells collectable items and is well established now after almost 30 years of international trading, blogs John Bowen. 03 August 2015
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  • Getting with the programmeSky's facilities management team is working to match the 'Believe in Better' slogan in the way it works on behalf of the company's employees, as Jamie Harris reports.
  • Healthy alternativesHealth secretary Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to undergo a 'technology revolution'. Here, a research report by Prof Ilfryn Price of Sheffield Hallam University and Sarah Tobin, property asset manager at Fulcrum presented at the recent EuroFM research symposium looks at what health-related services delivered remotely from hospitals might mean for future NHS estate facilities and their management.
  • Up for the cupCoffee and its consumption is a social activity that's driving a fundamental shift in the relationship between contract caterers and their clients, not least through the integration of premium grade high street coffee shop experiences into the workplace. Martin Read writes this beverage report.
  • Health and efficiencyThe promise of greater workplace productivity can be even more alluring to companies than a few kilowatts saved by streamlining a building's energy efficiency. Happily, says commercial property and energy consultant Andrew Cooper, the two can go hand in hand.