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People management

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


  • Empowerment is 'key to improving productivity'There is no evidence that 'Google-style' high-concept office designs increase employee wellbeing. 25/05/2016
  • Home working up by a fifth over past 10 yearsThe number of employees who say they usually work from home has increased by a fifth (19 per cent) over the past decade, according to analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). 24/05/2016
  • CIPD reports rise in stress-related absencesTwo out of five employers say they have seen an increase in stress-related absences, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). 23/05/2016
  • Mobility in ABW is critical to productivityEmployees who embrace activity-based working report significantly higher levels of workplace productivity (66 per cent) and pride (82 per cent), shows a study of more than 70,000 employees. 20/05/2016
  • ThinkTank: The workplace and productivity connectionIn the aftermath of this week's ThinkFM conference, we're asking: amongst your colleagues and those you report to, do you hear the workplace you oversee spoken about as a generator of productivity? 20/05/2016
  • Stoddart Review to highlight the true value of workplaceA new project that seeks to ensure business leaders fully understand the contribution of the workplace to organisational performance has been launched at BIFM's annual ThinkFM conference. 20/05/2016
  • Presenteeism can aid employee recovery, says reportThe workplace can have a beneficial effect on rehabilitation and recovery, even for workers with serious health conditions, according to a new report. 20/05/2016
  • Queen's Speech 'does not address productivity issue'Measures outlined in the Queen's Speech do not go far enough in dealing with productivity, according to workplace experts. 20/05/2016
  • ThinkFM 2016 live blogLive blog from the ThinkFM conference 20/05/2016
  • Temp's 'high heels' petition heads for ParliamentA petition demanding a change in workplace rules on dress code for women has gathered more than 130,000 signatures, which means it will now be debated in Parliament. 20/05/2016
  • ThinkFM: Maximising marginal gains in F1Former McLaren F1 mechanic Mark Priestley kicked off today's ThinkFM conference in London with a stirring explanation of how marginal gains helped boost the team's productivity. 20/05/2016
  • LED report casts light on its effects on humansHuman reaction to light sources should be a primary factor in deciding to deploy them, not just efficiency or cost, according to a report about people's responses to LED lighting. 16/05/2016
  • Bosses must act over 'unnecessary' levy costsThousands of UK businesses are likely to be hit by unnecessary costs simply because they are unprepared for or do not understand the new Apprenticeship Levy, warns a firm of apprenticeship experts. 11/05/2016
  • Think Tank: Does the Apprenticeship Levy need more time?This week, we're asking if your organisation would benefit from a delay to the apprenticeship levy being introduced. Would having more time help your organisation prepare for it better? 06/05/2016
  • The NLW and its unintended consequencesThe national living wage (NLW) may only be a few weeks old, but already thoughts are turning to the possible longer-term consequences of the uptick in pay for the lowest earners. Over the coming months we will discover whether the prophets of doom who predicted that companies' profitability will be hit by the millions in extra costs were right and if the warnings from companies as diverse as FM provider Interserve to retailer Next and hospitality specialist Whitbread were correct. 05/05/2016
  • Who's the disabled one?I'm wheeling my way along the corridor against a crowd of conference attendees keen to get to the coffee, while many are immersed in a phone or tablet, writes Edward Finch. 05/05/2016
  • Priestley zooms into ThinkFMMarc Priestley Formula One and Formula E broadcaster, writer and former race team mechanic at McLaren Racing, will give the keynote speech at BIFM's annual ThinkFM conference. 04/05/2016
  • ISS appoints Sykes as CEO of Western Europe regionRichard Sykes, ISS's current UK & Ireland CEO, is to join the ISS executive group management as regional CEO of Western Europe. 03/05/2016
  • Half of hospitality workers 'work unpaid overtime'Most workers in the hospitality sector work overtime but only half are paid for doing so, according to the findings of a survey. 28/04/2016
  • Softcat and McDonald's are 'UK's best workplaces'IT firm Softcat plc and fast-food chain McDonald's have been named the best workplaces in the UK. 28/04/2016
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