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  • Could it be YOU in the dock?The 2016 total for health and safety fines in the construction industry totalled £14 million. The 2016 total for health and safety fines in the manufacturing industry totalled £12 million.
  • How to manage your work timeTania Barney is director of Sensory Intelligence Consulting's UK branch and a registered occupational therapist
  • Workplace dress codes: time for a makeover?In June 2017 a woman claimed she was sacked from her bar job in Hull after refusing to wear a bra. The bar denied the allegations, saying no one had been dismissed, but the woman said she had been let go after inappropriate sexual remarks were made.

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  • It's good to talkIt's a message that holds true for every business but while the technologies we use change constantly, the principles of structured communication remains paramount. Adam...


  • Trait expectationsThe success of service contracts can hinge on the personal relationships between the principal players on either side. Nick Martindale reports on the habits that set good managers apart.
  • Transmission positionsHow is our now ubiquitous smartphone affecting the way teams in the FM sector communicate between themselves, their superiors and their end-user clients? Jamie Harris investigates.
  • ThinkFM 2017: SoundbitesLast month's BIFM ThinkFM conference made clear how the rapidly developing Internet of Things landscape is providing unprecedented access to actionable workplace data. Here are a selection of quotes from this year's speakers on the current state of the smart building revolution.
  • Community serviceThe measurement revolution promised by the Internet of Things will falter if user communities and their actual needs are not the first consideration in the specification process. Chris Weston reports.