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Today

A future for hybrid working

In July Wates Group launched its post-pandemic office concept at its head office in Leatherhead. John Cartwright shares insights and predictions for the future for commercial fit-out.

This Week

Managing the return to the office: the legal sector

Most law firms have outperformed expectations on fee income, despite the pandemic. What is less certain is the way the sector is embracing hybrid working.

This Month

Putting food waste front & centre at COP26

COP26 has been big news for weeks, but the TV screens didn’t do it justice. It was vast.

Tackling the recruitment challenge

In recent months ‘shortage’ has become a key theme in all sorts of conversations, whether that’s doing the weekly shopping, planning a building project or looking to recruit staff.

Salt is not necessarily magic

Though the full force of winter is still yet to be felt, there is a distinct chill in the air, especially during the night. As the seasons change, so do the priorities for facilities managers.

What you need to know about ISO 45003

More and more organisations are, rightly, investing more time and resources into the mental wellbeing of their employees.

The rise of the cobots

We have been pioneering autonomous cleaning for over a decade, and the last 18 months have proven to be a pivotable point in this journey for our industry.

This Quarter

The rise of the cobots

We have been pioneering autonomous cleaning for over a decade, and the last 18 months have proven to be a pivotable point in this journey for our industry.

Market insight: 292 public sector contracts in Q3

This is the third in a quarterly series of updates exclusively for i-FM from Tussell, the public sector procurement experts.

FMTech: PropTech’s big little sister

Until recently, in the FM community, only the PropTech startup ecosystem was getting clear attention. That is changing rapidly now.

On your bike

Pedal power is having a moment, partly inspired by the impacts of Covid-19. But, given the health and sustainability benefits, why shouldn’t that moment become permanent?

Branding: the edge in attracting talent

Ensuring that your company stands out among the many others in FM can put you ahead in recruiting from within the sector or beyond.

Cleaning takes centre stage

As the return to the workplace gathers pace, the focus is on building confidence in those people who have been working elsewhere for so many months.

Green leases and sustainability: what’s next?

Commercial property is estimated to be responsible for about one-third of total carbon emissions in the UK. Tenanted buildings need to manage in a more sustainable way, green leases are part of the answer.

Making the case for better CMMS software

A recent report suggests that by using connected workforce platforms companies can improve workplace productivity by as much as 25%.

In at the deep end

Liz Benison joined ISS UK & Ireland as country manager six months ago. She may be new to FM but she has extensive experience in services outsourcing, ideal for the challenges ahead.

Not just better workplaces, but the best

Fiona Perrin spoke to Neil Edmond about how BT’s current model is supporting its Better Workplace programme, and how it’s capable of delivering even more.

Enhancing the value of facilities management

Baskar Sundaram looks at the changing face of public sector FM procurement, as evident in the upcoming Crown Commercial Service framework.

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