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21 February 2017
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People management

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


  • Adapt and thriveThe Stoddart Review's 'Workplace Advantage' report makes the link between the design of a workspace and the productivity of those who use it abundantly clear. But as Nick Martindale reports, workplaces require constant review if that link is to be maintained 15/02/2017
  • Sodexo to probe alleged disorder at Northumberland PrisonSupport services group Sodexo has said it will investigate and take appropriate action within Northumberland Prison after an investigation revealed the impact of drugs and violence within the facility. 14/02/2017
  • 'Brexit effect' hits labour supply as EU workers head for homeLabour and skills shortages are starting to bite in UK sectors employing a high number of EU nationals, says the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and The Adecco Group. 13/02/2017
  • Agility is 'holy grail' of the future workplaceThe most critical factors affecting the world's workers and employers include how agile an organisation is, increasing collaborative working and robotics, according to Sodexo's Global Workplace Trends report. 10/02/2017
  • Workplace design is failing knowledge workers, says studyTwo-thirds of knowledge workers told a survey they left their last role because their workplace was not optimised for them. 03/02/2017
  • Stoddart Review: The Workplace AdvantageSmarter use of Britain's office space could improve productivity by 1 to 3.5 per cent and deliver a boost of up to £70 billion to the economy, a study by workplace, property and business experts hosted by BIFM has revealed. 01/02/2017
  • FM outsourcing deals lack thought on disabled accessMore than 60 per cent of outsourcing deals between business and FM suppliers could be leaving offices and shops inaccessible because disability is not included in negotiations. 27/01/2017
  • 'Future office' will address ageing workforce's issuesA vision for an office of the future that can be attuned to an ageing workforce has been created by Totaljobs, in collaboration with a panel of experts. 27/01/2017
  • Deadline looms for FM apprenticeship standard feedbackBIFM is making a final call to the industry for its input into the proposals for a draft FM Manager (Level 4) Apprenticeship Standard. 26/01/2017
  • Vet security staff to BSI grade before hiring them, warns TrigionSecurity personnel should be thoroughly screened before being hired, according to security firm Trigion. 25/01/2017
  • 'Toxic' workplaces can damage well-being and productivityToxic workplaces are jeopardising employee well-being, leading to poor productivity, long-term sickness and ultimately impacting on staff recruitment and retention, according to professional engineering, consulting and project management services firm AECOM. 25/01/2017
  • MPs demand action on sexist dress codesWomen who face demands from their employers to wear high heels, make-up or revealing outfits need a new legal framework to halt such discrimination, a parliamentary report has concluded. 25/01/2017
  • Interserve report calls for 'workplace guardians'Businesses should adopt teams of 'workplace guardians' to curate workspaces that support employee well-being and overall business performance, says international support services and construction group Interserve. 11/01/2017
  • Companies should 'invest in their employees' environment'There has been a noticeable shift towards home-inspired interiors in the workplace, according to Amanda Godwin-Jones, office interior design, fit-out and refurbishment specialist and Morgan Lovell's London design team leader. 11/01/2017
  • Views sought on proposed FM Manager (Level 4) ApprenticeshipStakeholders across the facilities management (FM) industry are being urged to take part in a consultation on a new FM Manager (Level 4) Apprenticeship Standard. 11/01/2017
  • Think Tank: Dr. FM to workplace surgery two, pleaseShould FM do more to sell itself more on its role in sustaining the health of the workers it serves? Or should the profession concentrate solely on the optimisation and provision of workspace? 05/01/2017
  • Catering for productivityOrganisations' desire to provide a healthy diet is linked to a broad approach to improve productivity and, as a bonus, can help cut workers' risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and more. Diana Spellman explains. 04/01/2017
  • Thought diversity: now there's a bright ideaAt last month's Tomorrow Meets Today event, FMs and business leaders shared their thoughts on thought diversity, a topic and way of organisational management for which facilities managers are perfectly placed.,= 20/12/2016
  • Government must focus on skills to raise productivity, says CIPDThe Government needs to focus on policies that help improve skills in order to raise productivity, according to the CIPD's Ben Willmott, speaking after the publication of the latest ONS Labour Market Statistics. 14/12/2016
  • Think Tank: Does 'open-plan' equal open minds?Do open-plan workspaces foster more collaboration and productivity or create a cognitive dissonance that can demoralise a workforce? We asked our think tank audience to tell us about their experiences. Here are some of the respondents' verdicts 13/12/2016
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