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30 August 2016
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People management

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


  • Workers say office has positive effect on mental healthA study released by international real estate adviser Savills and the British Council for Offices (BCO) shows that almost half (46 per cent) of office workers think the office has a positive effect on their mental health. 24/08/2016
  • G4S names Le Gresley as MD in Jersey & GuernseyG4S FM has appointed Deanne Le Gresley as managing director of overall business operations for Jersey and Guernsey. 24/08/2016
  • Survey gauges Brexit effect on building services sectorA survey on the impact of Brexit on the building services engineering (BSE) sector has been launched by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT. 22/08/2016
  • Business models may have to change to cope with less migrationA significant fall in migration in the medium term will have little effect on native earnings, according to a think tank report. 18/08/2016
  • 70% of office workers complain about poor air qualityBuilding managers must ensure that proper, effective, well maintained ventilation systems are operating in all offices across the UK after a new survey found that indoor air pollution is prevalent in workplaces across Britain. 17/08/2016
  • The mental health debateHow vigilant is the organisation you work for about addressing levels of mental health/workplace stress among its employees? 16/08/2016
  • Think Tank: Robotics in FM - is the hype real?We're asking if you think the hype is real - is the introduction of robotics and automation increasing more than ever before and could they benefit or harm the industry? 16/08/2016
  • Planning for high performanceCreating a high performance environment for today's sports stars means putting players at the centre of the process and empowering those people tasked with supporting them. That's the philosophy of consultant Clive Reeves, and one that has the potential to put facilities management in the spotlight. Martin Read reports 16/08/2016
  • Maintaining the virtuous circleIf I were to offer you a physical product or tangible system or process that could transform your business and your workplace, then I would almost certainly catch your attention. 16/08/2016
  • Apprenticeship Levy is 'irresponsible', says CIPDPressing ahead with the apprenticeship levy is irresponsible, according to the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). 15/08/2016
  • Government canvasses views on Apprenticeship Levy funding plansThe government is seeking views on its proposals for a new funding model for apprenticeships. 12/08/2016
  • Arcus FM appoints MDFacilities management, engineering and maintenance provider Arcus has announced a series of appointments to unite its two business streams. 12/08/2016
  • NLW will have a 'long-term' positive impact, says RingroseAdrian Ringrose believes that the national living wage will exhibit a positive long-term impact on the FM market, as clients look to understand the cost of employment and the value they are getting. 12/08/2016
  • Government names FM giants over national minimum wage failuresFacilities management providers Interserve and Mitie are among the employers the government has named and shamed because they failed to pay their workers the national minimum wage. 11/08/2016
  • High noon for high heelsA petition demanding a change in workplace rules on dress code for women gathered more than 130,000 signatures over the last few months, which means it could now be debated in Parliament. FM World asked those involved and experts about what the implications of the petition could be. 11/08/2016
  • Low-wage workers must not pay price of BrexitWorking people and those on low wages must not be made to pay the price of Brexit, said the head of a trade union. 10/08/2016
  • UK workplaces 'put management before workers'The UK workplace significantly favours those in management positions, according to research by Gensler. 09/08/2016
  • New CEO for waste instituteThe Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has announced that Dr Colin Church, formerly Director of Environmental Quality at Defra, is to take over from Steve Lee as chief executive officer in the Autumn. 08/08/2016
  • OCS appoints new MD for the government sectorSheila Newton has joined OCS as managing director for the government sector, a newly created role in the company's UK senior line-up. 04/08/2016
  • Use of IT driving changing posture in the workplace, claims researchOne size does not fit all in the corporate office environment, claims research conducted by British furniture manufacturer Allermuir. Findings suggest 88% of workers will use different settings for different tasks where they are given the choice. 02/08/2016
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