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22 April 2018
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Opinions on facilities management from all corners of the sector. Want to get something off your chest? We're happy to consider any relevant comment that is topical, inspirational, angry or amusing.

 

Perspectives

  • 05 April 2018
  • The emergence of workplace
    Simone Fenton-Jarvis, chief workplace officer at Twinkl Educational Publishing, shares her thoughts on 'workplace' as part of facilities management. 05 April 2018
  • It's time FM was better bought
    Mark Brooker, managing director at McFT, says service is not a commodity in the FM sector. 05 April 2018
  • The partnering approach
    With the demise of Carillion and the political focus on the rights and wherefores of the outsourcing model that in one way or another affects the FM industry, we've been reminded of how intertwined we are with our service partners at London South Bank University (LSBU). With a mixed economy of in-house and outsourced services and a variety of different contracting methods, we've seen the pros and cons of each approach over the years. 05 April 2018
  • Outsourcing can be efficient
    Andrew Mason, director at Tsebo Facilities Solutions, discusses how outsourcing can be efficent. 05 April 2018
  • The workplace and FM
    Martin Read explains the correlation between workplace and FM, following BIFM's proposed change of name. 05 April 2018
  • Apprentices are assets
    Anna West, HR manager at MCP Property Services, says we should think differently about the value of apprenticeship schemes for long-term business gain. 08 March 2018
  • Voices of change
    Sophia Lee, team leader at iSite, discusses the challenges women face in career progression and how technology can bridge the gender gap. 05 March 2018
  • Gender equality is far from the norm in FM
    Herpreet Kaur Grewal, news editor at FM World, discusses gender inequalities in FM and society. 05 March 2018
  • #PressforProgress this Women's Day
    Vic O'Farrell, managing director of Motivational Voice, argues the need for movements such as #PressforProgress, the hashtag driving 2018's International Women's Day campaign. 05 March 2018
  • Lead your own way
    Julie Kortens, an honorary fellow of the BIFM, discusses how women should feel more empowered to build on their strengths to progress in their career. 05 March 2018

BIFM Columns

  • 09 June 2016
  • Important changes to the delivery of Apprenticeships in England
    Apprenticeships are government-funded, work-based training programmes for people aged 16 and over. The BIFM's Fraser Talbot details the institute's work with employer groups in developing new standards for apprenticeships in FM.
  • Reaching across borders
    Meeting with FM professionals and members, in both the UK and further afield is always the best part of my job, writes Lee Grant.
  • Evolution
    FM World has been a cornerstone of the Institute's offering for many years, having recently celebrated its 12th birthday and this is its 279th issue. It provides a range of news, analysis, case studies and insights to support the facilities management profession and the Institute's membership, writes James Sutton.
  • A gold standard for FM excellence
    The BIFM Facilities Management Awards are always a highlight of the facilities management calendar and over the past few years we have been on a development journey to further enhance the Awards programme for the profession and to reflect the institute's new mission and strategic intent.