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  • 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 May 2016
  • FM sector stays upbeat about Middle East promiseThe facilities management sector in the Middle East remains optimistic about prospects for growth over the coming year, despite some uncertainty over the economy, according to research conducted by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). 24 May 2016
  • Wilkinson appointed new City of London SurveyorThe City of London Corporation has appointed Paul Wilkinson to the role of City of London Surveyor. Wilkinson will replace Peter Bennett, who is retiring after holding the position since 2008. 24 May 2016
  • SMEs need more support to win state contractsSmall and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not necessarily better able to compete with larger providers or get any more business than before the government set a target to encourage greater procurement of the sector's services in 2010, says a public accounts committee report. 23 May 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 May 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 May 2016
  • Mobility in ABW is critical to productivityEmployees who embrace activity-based working report significantly higher levels of workplace productivity (66 per cent) and pride (82 per cent), shows a study of more than 70,000 employees. 20 May 2016
  • Hospitality sector must 'wage war on food waste'Around £3 billion worth of food will be wasted by the UK food service and hospitality sector this year. 20 May 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. 19 May 2016
  • Queen's Speech 'does not address productivity issue'Measures outlined in the Queen's Speech do not go far enough in dealing with productivity, according to workplace experts. 19 May 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. 19 May 2016
  • Engie forms energy JV with Cheshire East CouncilEngie (formerly Cofely GDF SUEZ) has been selected to form a joint venture (JV) with Cheshire East Council to create a new flagship company to promote eco-efficient district heating networks in the Borough. 19 May 2016
  • Green group gives five tips to optimise energy useAdopting a simpler metric target for measuring energy use is one of five key steps recommended to tackle the gap between building design and building performance, says a report by the UK Green Building Council. 18 May 2016
  • ThinkFM: Maximising marginal gains in F1Former McLaren F1 mechanic Mark Priestley kicked off today's ThinkFM conference in London with a stirring explanation of how marginal gains helped boost the team's productivity. 18 May 2016
  • Temp's 'high heels' petition heads for ParliamentA petition demanding a change in workplace rules on dress code for women has gathered more than 130,000 signatures, which means it will now be debated in Parliament. 17 May 2016
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