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People management

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


  • Business plan evolution isn't 'scope creep'My dislike of management speak is well documented here, but I still have to deal with its use on a daily basis and one such expression that has cropped up a lot over the past couple of weeks is 'scope creep', blogs John Bowen. 15/12/2014
  • Living Wage included in Glasgow procurement rulesGlasgow City Council has announced fresh measures to tackle the issue of in-work poverty in the city. 15/12/2014
  • Musings on excess over the festive seasonEveryone has lots of leftovers at Christmas, said the voice from the TV as I was washing up after dinner this evening, blogs John Bowen. 09/12/2014
  • Interserve acquires ESG groupInterserve has announced that it has acquired the Employment & Skills Group (ESG), a UK-based provider of vocational training, skills and employability services. 08/12/2014
  • Chancellor pledges to abolish apprenticeship taxThe Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government will abolish the tax on apprenticeships to support businesses which take on young people. 04/12/2014
  • FM DNA: Nature or know-how?Are facilities managers born great? Do some achieve greatness, while others have greatness thrust upon them? One current and five former facilities managers of the year sat down together recently to debate the issues of nature vs. nurture in FM. 04/12/2014
  • Three things you need to succeedThere are three aspects to performance that everything else hangs on. Without them you can function, but if you want to achieve anything specific you need all three, blogs John Bowen. 01/12/2014
  • Analysis: Cognitive tests for workplacesCould a series of cognitive assessments really determine an employee's wellbeing? Herpreet Grewal reports. 26/11/2014
  • Multinationals host tests on cognitive health at workTrials to measure the impact of a workplace's layout, space, furniture, noise and light on an employee's cognitive health are being conducted at two major multinational companies. 26/11/2014
  • WW2014: a healthy debateThe Workplace Week convention in London earlier this month drew experts from across the UK to discuss topics surrounding worker wellbeing and the groundbreaking research into measuring performance in the workplace. 26/11/2014
  • Sodexo buys employee-incentivising businessSodexo has acquired Motivcom plc, a rewards and employee benefits provider to corporates in the UK in a deal worth £41 million. 26/11/2014
  • Indignation plays no part in objectivityCriticism can be useful this came to me when reviewing the notes from a mentoring session last week where we had been working on dealing with unwelcome feedback, blogs John Bowen. 24/11/2014
  • Success is great, but celebrate your failures tooIt is always great to talk about your successes, but for a few months now I have been writing about projects where we have had problems, blogs John Bowen. 24/11/2014
  • Analysis: Local councils could be key in delivering Living WageAs the Living Wage was increased this month, the outrage around unjust pay in the facilities management industry continues to grow. But what exactly is being done about it? 21/11/2014
  • Call to stand up against sitting 'time bomb'Prolonged sitting in the workplace is a timebomb for later life, according to the founder and director of a campaign to get people more active at work. 20/11/2014
  • Think tank: Living WageCould all FM employers be offering the Living Wage by 2018? 18/11/2014
  • Banks want more people-friendly workplacesBanks want their space to be more open both in design and to different people, says research. 14/11/2014
  • Half of workers want a cleaner workplaceForty-eight per cent of people are unhappy with the standards of hygiene in their workplace. 12/11/2014
  • Disengaged employees cost UK £15bnUK businesses are suffering massive losses in company performance because disengaged employees work in conditions that result in constant distraction and disruption and a lack of privacy. 11/11/2014
  • Bearing sustainabilityThe sustainable workplace sounds a fine idea, but actually trying to enforce it or living in the midst of the changes required can be another matter. Elisabeth Jeffries reports. 10/11/2014
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