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Read in-depth facilties management features, interviews with leading figures, round table reports and building case studies.

 

  • Investor opportunitiesThe latest version of the Investors in People standard focuses on high performance through employee engagement across all departments in an organisation. With so much of FM linked to empowering people, it's a compelling message. Martin Read reports 12 August 2016
  • Partner in primeFM recognised at board level? A dream for many, an entirely undesirable ambition for others. But what if there was a third way? A professional status for FMs that could transform how they and their department's contribution are valued throughout an organisation? Ruffer's Emma Potter has achieved just such a status, as Martin Read reports 12 August 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - show us what you've gotIn an increasingly fluid jobs market, FMs are obliged to develop a portfolio career, presenting themselves as comprehensively trained, communications-savvy individuals able to take on any task, as our 2016 Pay & Prospects survey reveals. 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - learning potentialThe highly technical skills framework that has been built up in recent years means that FM is no longer a sector that people just 'fall into'. Young entrants are now able to leapfrog into careers in FM if they also possess the right personal attributes. 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - transforming expectationsFM is very much a practical discipline, which is why a typical FM once measured their worth more in experience than qualifications, but new breed of facilities management professional is coming to the fore possessed of strong life skills and with recourse to a wider range of experiences. 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - schools of thoughtChoosing between in-house and outsourced service provider can put FMs on significantly different career trajectories. What should inform this decision-making process and how do such choices affect employability? 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016 - in numbersSome of the top line figures and statistics from this year's Pay & Prospects survey. 19 July 2016
  • Facilitate: Pay & Prospects 2016Show us what you've got: from salary to benefits packages and beyond - how the FM profession is evolving. 12 July 2016
  • Human touchThe rise of co-working may be making our big world feel a lot more intimate but is it really also the seedbed for the next wave of big tech giants? Anna King reports 19 May 2016
  • National treasureThe National Trust aims to cut energy use by 20 per cent and is investing £30 million into schemes to derive half of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. Carolyn Cross reports. 19 May 2016
  • Energy management: FM World's 2016 user guideFrom procurement to the behavioural change required to control its use, the management of energy is a key component in an FM's role. Here, Adam Leach explains the key energy issues of 2016. 19 May 2016
  • Public sector FM: a shared visionA recent university of Salford event, The Future of Facilities Management in the Public Sector, explored the problem of ineffective public facilities and had speakers proposing ideas to 'rationalise and transform' the sustainability of public sector FM operations. Jamie Harris picks out some of the day's key contributions 11 May 2016
  • Trust the processIt is a year since the CDM 2015 replaced CDM 2007 - changing the law for the whole construction process on all projects. So how has it been going? Health and safety consultant Louise Hosking reports. 11 May 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 05 May 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. 28 April 2016
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