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25 June 2017
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People management

Articles on access & inclusion, appointment, employment, motivation & reward 


  • Report shows rift between bosses and workers on productivity levelsNew research into productivity across 'blue collar' industries in the UK reveals that just one in three bosses (32 per cent) feels their business is very productive, and yet nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) don't measure productivity at all. 22/06/2017
  • Prudence: FMs must move to shed 'hero' statusA leading facilities management professional is calling on facilities managers to consider the implications of being associated simply with being an organisation's problem solvers. 20/06/2017
  • How to restore the appetite for workplace cateringWorkplace caterers should increase the variety of meals they offer, and make them healthier choices to get workers to eat at staff canteens, according to research by food management firm Fretwell-Downing Hospitality. 20/06/2017
  • Happiness at work fuels worker engagement, says JLLOnly 39 per cent of UK workers report feeling very engaged at work, according to a report by real estate firm JLL. 20/06/2017
  • FM expertise could help to streamline soft landings processThe roles and responsibilities of key people on a build project, including that of the facilities manager, should be identified as early as possible to ensure that the soft landings process works most effectively. 19/06/2017
  • BIFM sets out its strategic priorities for the governmentThe British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has set out its strategic priorities for the facilities management (FM) sector following last week's general election. 15/06/2017
  • ThinkFM: Behavioural analytics as new productivity front lineGreater use of behavioural analytics represents an opportunity for facilities managers to help improve productivity, according to Ben Weber of behavioural change organisation Huamnyze. 09/06/2017
  • Ensuring inclusive accessMaintaining full accessibility for all building users demands constant vigilance, so that any improvements introduced for disabled people do not decline progressively through a lack of attention to accessibility when buildings are redecorated or refitted, says BIFM's Good Practice Guide to Inclusive Access. 06/06/2017
  • Building independenceCompliance with the law on workplace accessibility doesn't begin and end with ramps and dedicated loos there are usability and maintenance issues that go way beyond these that are being widely neglected, says Nick Martindale. 06/06/2017
  • Introducing inclusive designInclusive design is the responsibility of everyone who works in the built environment, but facilities managers have a particularly important role in ensuring accessibility for all workers. Eddy Finch reports. 05/06/2017
  • In the loopUnder the Equality Act 2010 reasonable adjustments must be made to ensure those with a disability are considered in all public buildings including the hard of hearing, says Gary Leverington of Action Hearing Loss. 02/06/2017
  • Unite's dust-up over Mears' beards banUK construction union Unite has condemned a decree by outsourced housing maintenance company Mears that bars workers from having beards. 02/06/2017
  • JLL assesses challenges for real estate industry for next 20 yearsJLL UK has identified seven trends that will influence real estate, infrastructure and cities around the world over the next two decades as a part of the firm's real estate campaign. 01/06/2017
  • Access all areasDespite legislation designed to prevent inaccessible buildings, the FM function could do better at procuring disability-smart solutions for end-users. Poor communication of disability awareness planning and procurement plays its part. By Adam Leach. 01/06/2017
  • Sodexo CEO Landel to retireSodexo's chief executive Michel Landel has announced his intention to retire and will step down early next year. 31/05/2017
  • Bob Forsyth appointed CEO of Kings SecurityBob Forsyth has been appointed as the new chief executive of security and fire services provider Kings Security. 31/05/2017
  • FMs will increasingly nurture workplace engagement, says reportFacilities managers will become 'gardeners' rather than 'architects' in the workplace ensuring that the elusive quality of engagement is continuously nurtured in the office environment. 25/05/2017
  • BIFM pledges its support to disabled people in the workplaceThe BIFM has become a Disability Confident Committed Employer to demonstrate its support of developing good practice in the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled employees. 25/05/2017
  • BSE calls on next government to do a 'sector deal'The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractor's Association say whoever is in power after the general election should do a sector deal with the built environment industry. 24/05/2017
  • FMs are key to making buildings attractive to tenantsFacilities managers have an opportunity to play a larger role between landlords and tenants about what end users need in their workplaces, delegates at the Smart Buildings 2017 conference heard yesterday. 24/05/2017
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