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Articles on workplace


  • Tech firms 'demand domestic-style furniture'The demand for domestic-style furniture in the workplace from commercial companies is increasing, attendees at Clerkenwell Design Week have heard. 25/05/2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • Old Trafford slip shows need for security standardsThe Manchester United evacuation reinforces the need for national standards in search dog handling and training exercises, according to the managing director of Ward Security. 17/05/2016
  • 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
  • Orange revolution: How the Dutch do FMThe Netherlands is having no trouble luring an influx of young people into facilities management with innovations such as activity-based working and a service-led focus boosting its profile. Sara Bean finds out what it is that sets the Dutch art of FM apart 12/05/2016
  • How does it work? Access control by droneShared office space or large multi-tenanted sites mean that the front-of-house service must handle access control for visitors or delivery drivers. FM World spoke with Alex Shamy of Kisi about a true 21st century innovation that could make security and access control more streamlined process. 11/05/2016
  • Raising the BarAt the Bar Council's City of London headquarters, Sam Forman is an FM with 20 years' experience having effectively introduced and developed the role herself. Martin Read reports. 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
  • Designing for privacyEmployee engagement in your company could be compromised by the workplace design, as Bostjan Ljubic explains 25/04/2016
  • Flexible working is key to better lives in LondonFlexible workers in London are more satisfied with their jobs, feel under less pressure and have better work-life balance than those who don't work flexibly, according to research. 14/04/2016
  • Space oddityGo back six, seven or even eight years and you'll find a lot being said about the importance of space usage in these pages, writes Martin Read. 07/04/2016
  • 60% of retailers plan to extend NLW to all staffSixty-four per cent of retail chains operating in the UK plan to implement the National Living Wage (NLW) for all employees irrespective of age, according to a survey by global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson. 01/04/2016
  • Living proofUnderstanding how client organisations work and what they need is key to creating successful workplaces. Richard Byatt considers the art and science of user briefing with a look at the WWF's award-winning Living Planet Centre 23/03/2016
  • Technology will soon drive occupancy decisionsThe technology in a property will have a bigger influence on buying, leasing and renting decisions than current traditional concerns of cost and location, according to a study. 18/03/2016
  • Cutting catering's capacityContract caterers are taking lessons from the high street and elsewhere as they seek new ways of maximising the smaller amount of food prep and dining space from which they're being asked to operate. Nick Martindale reports on a rapidly changing sector. 10/03/2016
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