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Outsourced workers' rights: what does the test case mean?
Sunday 17th December 2017

The facilities management industry is familiar with the use of outsourced workers, of course. Currently, collective bargaining can only take place with the direct employer of those workers. Could that change?

Enduring narratives
Wednesday 13th December 2017

While it seems almost unfathomable now, more than 2,000 years ago the Greek philosopher Plato was warning his peers of the dangers the written word posed to intellectual society.

The Elemental Workplace
Monday 11th December 2017

The relationship between facilities management and the emerging discipline of Workplace has always been slightly awkward.

We need to talk about jobs
Thursday 23rd November 2017

Crisis may be too strong a word. Challenge might be a better description for the array of workforce issues that seem to be looming up on the horizon for facilities management.

The secret to employee engagement
Wednesday 15th November 2017

Graeme Hughes explains why the UK leads the way when it comes to keeping the workforce happy and engaged.   

Broadening the FM view
Monday 13th November 2017

Considering how an environment makes employees feel and interact is key to creating business-supporting workspaces, says Jeff Flanagan.  

The fight for professional emancipation
Monday 6th November 2017

By far the most memorable session of this year’s Workplace Trends conference was a simulated court scene in which the issue of flexible working was put on trial.

Experience counts
Sunday 22nd October 2017

Anthony Bennett discusses the role of the service provider in the employee experience.

Brand values: what do you stand for?
Tuesday 17th October 2017

Brand is a simple word for a simple concept with which we are all familiar. Everything for sale is branded but the concept extends far beyond that, even to 'personal brands'. Labelling stuff has its advantages in a busy world.

Energy management: making it work
Sunday 1st October 2017

Energy is on every FM's agenda. But actually achieving the goals of efficiency and cost reduction almost certainly requires some fresh thinking. Paul Lynch explains what's needed.

Value for a new age
Wednesday 27th September 2017

Not since the end of the Cold War has the future seemed so uncertain. Faith in age-old institutions is dwindling and the global hegemony feels a little less stable.

Smart talking
Sunday 17th September 2017

Jess Edwards explains how the right technology can help organisations communicate better while saving time and money.   


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