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23 February 2018
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Articles on workplace


  • Half of UK employees brand work meetings 'a waste of time'British employees will sit through a mind-numbing 9,776 meetings in their working lifetimes and they deem at least half of these to be completely pointless, shows research by Deliveroo for Business. 22/02/2018
  • Open-plan offices damage workers' ability to concentrateThe noise and distraction of open-plan workplaces are preventing employees from focusing on individual tasks requiring high levels of concentration and minimum disruption. 20/02/2018
  • Colour zones 'key to boosting performance at work', say expertsUsing specific colours in discrete 'zones' around the workplace can increase productivity. 12/02/2018
  • Developing the ecosystemFM has moved away from its traditional image in managing technology, Nick Martindale reports. 05/02/2018
  • Hot ProspectsWe detail findings from the 2017 Pay & Prospects survey conducted by the BIFM, and we speak to the emerging generation of young FMs about how they want to see the profession develop. 01/02/2018
  • Paid Content PowerstarDr Alex Mardapittas, CEO of Powerstar, discusses the impact of power failures and how technology can eliminate the risks associated with supply issues 01/02/2018
  • Office space pivotal in workplace productivityKevin Stanley explores how two BIFM finalists are raising engagement with collaborative fit-outs 01/02/2018
  • The DNA of a perfect 2018 FMFMs may well be innovators in a technologically sophisticated age, but to be consummate exponents they need to blend modern and time-honoured skill,.Kevin Stanley reports. 01/02/2018
  • 2018: The hazards aheadThis month, we asked you what the biggest challenges for service providers were. Here are the findings. 31/01/2018
  • Tribunal dismisses union's bid for outsourced workers' rightsThe Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) says the Central Arbitration Committee's (CAC) decision to dismiss its application against the University of London that could have broadened the trade union rights of outsourced workers, was reviewable. 16/01/2018
  • Would a joint employment law help or hinder FM?This month we explore whether a joint employment law would help or hinder the FM sector, Herpreet Kaur Grewal presents her findings. 15/01/2018
  • A power-sharing future?FM and HR aspire to meet the aims of the organisations they serve, supporting activities from both operational and legislative perspectives, writes Herpreet Kaur Grewal 15/01/2018
  • Moving towards excellenceThe four individual winners of the BIFM awards each came to prominence during a different decade of facilities management's progress from ad hoc discipline to fully formed profession. 09/01/2018
  • Brace for impactFM's ability to positively influence organisational performance, the environment, and the experience of customers and employees is no mystery within the sector itself, this year's winners demonstrate the power of FM's 09/01/2018
  • Social climbersThrough its Impact on Society category, the BIFM Awards seek to link people's awareness of FM to the broader social role it is clearly in a position to fulfil. 09/01/2018
  • Only one in three office workers takes work breaksOne in three office workers feels unable to make the most of breaks at work. 12/12/2017
  • Government shames 260 bosses for dodging minimum wageThe Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has named 260 employers for failing to pay 16,000 workers at least minimum wage rates. 12/12/2017
  • Employers must help older workers become 'digital adopters'Employers must do more to train and upskill older workers to prepare them for the digital economy, says a survey and report from Business in the Community (BITC). 08/12/2017
  • Government needs to be bolder on Social Value Act, says reportThe Social Value Act is shaping £25 billion worth of public sector spend including delivering training and apprenticeships, says a report launched this morning by Social Enterprise UK. 07/12/2017
  • Businesses commit to silica dust-busting pledgeMeasures to control employee exposure to the second biggest cancer-causing agent found in the world's workplaces have been introduced by a cross-sector of organisations. 07/12/2017
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