In Focus

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    FM Editor  - 26.11.2019, 14:35

    UK's Most Popular Employer

    Rentokil Initial has been named Best Company to Work for in the UK in Indeed's annual survey of major employers, after ousting Apple from the top spot the international tech giant has occupied since 2018.

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    FM Editor  - 25.11.2019, 11:11

    Verifying Employees' Right to Work

    UK commercial contract cleaner Ecocleen will be using the uAuthenticate mobile application from uComply for employee identity document authentication across its network of franchises.

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    FM Editor  - 22.11.2019, 12:08

    Axis Enhances Training Capabilities

    UK-based Axis Group’s learning and development initiative, The Axis Academy, has opened a head office in Sidcup, Kent as part of a move to expand its training and development programme.

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    FM Editor  - 21.11.2019, 20:48

    Taking J.E.E.P. to 250 New Students

    ABM UK is entering the third year of its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.) which aims to tackle widely-held pupil and parent misconceptions about the facilities management (FM) industry and develop future technical talent.

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    FM Editor  - 14.11.2019, 17:57

    Axis Announces Key Appointment

    UK cleaning contractor Axis Cleaning and Support Services has appointed Gail Sinton as Sector Director Designate for the Midlands region.

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    FM Editor  - 14.11.2019, 16:04

    CITB Apprentice of the Year 2019

    Ian Williams’ apprentice Zoe Evans has won awards in three categories at this year's Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Apprenticeship Awards.

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    FM Editor  - 11.11.2019, 20:06

    Aramark in Veterans Recruitment Drive

    Following the involvement of its employees in activities to mark Veterans Day today, Aramark has announced it will be recruiting thousands of former armed services personnel in 2020.

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    FM Editor  - 07.11.2019, 15:55

    UK Workshop on In-house Abuse (London, 12th November)

    Workplace grievances and sexual harassment in the #MeToo era will be the focus of an interactive day for HR and Employee Relations (ER) managers who wish to learn about handling potentially complex cases impacting their organisations.

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    FM Editor  - 21.10.2019, 15:18

    Supporting Successful Mums

    A partnership between Axis Group and IT supplier, LP Networks, has recycled and donated laptops for use by Successful Mums which provides training and advice for women returning to work.

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    FM Editor  - 17.10.2019, 15:08

    The Role of HR is Changing

    A recent study by eProcurement specialists Wax Digital has revealed over 40 per cent of HR professionals have experienced changes in their job because of digital transformation.

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    FM Editor  - 10.09.2019, 20:48

    St Paul's Security Supervisor Nominated for Award

    Iris Groenewald, a site supervisor for Axis Security's St Paul's Cathedral site, has been nominated for a 2019 Women in Security award.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 12:06

    Launch of ‘Hospitality Superheroes’ Mentoring Programme

    With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Umbrella Training has introduced the ‘Hospitality Superheroes’ mentoring programme to inspire and support apprentices in the sector.

  • Matt Dougan from Osram Opto Semiconductors and Ruth Barker from Tameside MBC with Course Leader, Dr Gareth John. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 29.07.2019, 15:48

    HNC Lighting Design and Technology Graduates

    The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) is celebrating the graduation of its first student intake from the UK Higher National Certificate (HNC) course in Lighting Design and Technology introduced in 2017.

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    FM Editor  - 31.05.2019, 14:58

    Young Leader of The Year Award 2019

    Emerging Workplace Leaders (formerly the Young Manager’s Forum) will be launching the Young Leader of the Year (YLOTY) award on Tuesday 4th June at The Crystal in London's Royal Victoria Dock.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 06:07

    Bringing Pride to Birmingham

    Mitie is supporting diversity celebrations by working with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to transform bus shelters with a rainbow motif in the the lead up to Birmingham Pride 2019 which takes place this weekend.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 03:55

    Can You Ignore Workplace Mental Health?

    Accelerator Solutions have introduced an accredited Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) course following a research finding that mental health issues affect one-in-six workers and account for 91 million lost workdays in the UK.

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    FM Editor  - 14.05.2019, 04:05

    SIMA Snow Professionals Scholarships

    BOSS Snowplow is sponsoring four scholarships on The Snow & Ice Management Association's (SIMA) professional training program.

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    FM Editor  - 07.05.2019, 09:16

    Celebrating Engineering Talent

    CIBSE is inviting entries for this year's Young Engineering Awards, which include the Employer of the Year and prestigious CIBSE ASHRAE Group Graduate of the Year award.

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    FM Editor  - 29.04.2019, 11:36

    Axis Group Appoints Head of Recruitment

    UK integrated facility services provider Axis Group has appointed Billy Horgan as its new Head of Recruitment.

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    FM Editor  - 17.04.2019, 15:55

    Vinci Proposes Notre Dame Skills Sponsorship

    VINCI has proposed leading construction firms sponsor a collective of artisans to work on the restoration of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris which suffered extensive fire damage on Monday.

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    FM Editor  - 16.04.2019, 14:03

    Gilbane Addresses Rhode Island Opiod Crisis

    Gilbane Building Company is equipping project sites in Rhode Island with opiod rescue kits following research showing a quarter of fatal drug overdoses in Massachusetts involved construction workers.

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    FM Editor  - 16.04.2019, 13:09

    Time Management System Improves Productivity

    UK glass rooflight manufacturer Glazing Vision has installed a Bodet biometric time and attendance system at its Norfolk factory which employs 125 staff.

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    FM Editor  - 09.04.2019, 16:49

    Supporting Care Leavers into Work

    Compass Group has launched a commitment to the Care Leaver Covenant - a promise made by private, public or voluntary organisations in the United Kingdom to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them to live independently.

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    FM Editor  - 09.04.2019, 15:23

    Bodet Launches Timebox 4.3

    Bodet has just launched a major upgrade to its time and attendance monitoring solution for SMEs.

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    FM Editor  - 03.04.2019, 02:08

    Celebrating Emerging Talent

    UK planned and responsive maintenance company Ian Williams' annual Qualification Celebration Lunch for apprentices, trainees and staff achievers was held at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium.

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    FM Editor  - 22.03.2019, 09:00

    Streamlining HR with the Cloud

    Uk estate manager Centrick is using a cloud-based HR solution from CascadeGo to standardise its in-house HR administration.

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    FM Editor  - 20.03.2019, 14:31

    Supporting the Unemployed

    Compass Group has partnered with industry charity Springboard, One Housing Group and Your Story to host a UKHospitality and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) event to provide support for unemployed people in London.

  • Pictured (L to R): Talent acquisition Team Partners Elizabeth Gerrity, Elita Nicholson, Michael Vella and Catalina Dongo. (photo: )
    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 15:55

    Recognition for UniFirst Development Program

    UniFirst Corporation's LEAP (Leadership, Education, and Performance) management development program has received a Bronze Stevie Award.

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 14:02

    Top Company for Executive Women

    The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) has recognised JLL's Americas Business for advancing female employees with a fourth consecutive "Top Companies for Executive Women" award.

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    FM Editor  - 15.03.2019, 11:52

    Social Mobility Through Employment

    A partnership between Axis Group’s front-of-house division, Acuity, and into work programme from the Jane James Consultancy (JJC), Growing Talent, is finding full-time jobs for people struggling to secure work.

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    Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA)  - 15.03.2019, 09:39

    The Season of All Natures

    On World Sleep Day 2019, Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) and the Center for Evidence-Based Management (CEBMa) summarise their research on the impact of sleep on cognitive performance.

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    FM Editor  - 14.03.2019, 19:51

    Championing Hard Services Apprenticeships

    ABM UK has rolled out the Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P) it piloted last year to nine schools in London, Leeds, Manchester and Bradford.

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    FM Editor  - 11.03.2019, 16:20

    Purple Umbrella Award for Ritz Apprentice

    Holly Langan, an apprentice with The Ritz London, has been presented with a ‘Purple Umbrella' award by Brian Turner CBE and Adele Oxberry, managing director of Umbrella Training, at a high-profile ceremony in London.

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    FM Editor  - 11.03.2019, 11:40

    Encourage Mums into Leadership

    Compass Group and Mumsnet, the UK’s largest network for parents, have launched a Leadership Accelerator Programme with training provider, Corndel, to support mothers returning to work.

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    FM Editor  - 08.03.2019, 12:47

    A Decade of Artic Apprentices

    UK hard FM contractor Artic Building Services is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the apprenticeship scheme introduced by founder, Vince McAnallen, who was, himself, an engineering apprenticeship graduate.

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 09:09

    IFMA Foundation Scholarship Program

    The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program from students of facility management and related disciplines worldwide.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2019, 12:08

    A Career Path into Engineering

    Engineering apprentices Tyra Garrett, Sarah Hewitt and George Stewart give their verdict on Thales Group's apprenticeship programme in the United Kingdom.

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    FM Editor  - 05.03.2019, 06:04

    All Things Being Equal

    From apprenticeships to career mentoring, Compass Group UK & Ireland is paving the way for gender parity. Three chefs and the Chair of the company's Women in Food Programme, Emma Pearson, explain how.

  • Divya Hansora is working towards a level-six apprenticeship qualification. (photo: Chubb Fire & Security)
    FM Editor  - 04.03.2019, 14:07

    Chubb Expands UK Apprenticeship Programme

    Carrier subsidiary Chubb Fire & Security employed more apprentices in 2018 than in any previous year, also expanding its intake to 28 apprentices across multiple engineering and non-engineering disciplines, including IT, finance and project management.

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    Active Workplace Solutions  - 04.03.2019, 11:29

    The Benefits of Apprentices

    As National Apprentice Week gets underway in the UK, workplace specialist Active Workplace Solutions has compiled a checklist of the benefits of hiring apprentices.

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    FM Editor  - 08.02.2019, 14:59

    Incentivising Maternity Leave

    Mitie has announced changes to its support package for new mothers, parents on adoption leave and employees returning to work from maternity leave.


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    Uri Bar-Joseph  - 18.12.2019, 14:42

    Happy Employees Make for Happy Results

    Uri Bar-Joseph, Mindspace's Vice-President for Marketing, discusses recent data linking company performance to levels of employee loyalty.

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    Mick Hickman  - 11.11.2019, 20:33

    Compass Partners with Armed Forces Recruiter

    Mick Hickman MBE FIH, Compass Group (UK & Ireland) Foodservice Director and Chair of the Compass Group Armed Force Covenant Committee, explains why the foodservice and facility services company is partnering with the Force Families Jobs (FFJ) recruitment platform.

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    Deborah Exell  - 08.03.2019, 12:16

    Empowering Women in ICT

    Deborah Exell, Global Head of Human Capital at Getronics, asks whether our need to mark International Women’s Day is a sign of success or an acknowledgement too many employers are still failing their female employees.

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    Chris Townsend  - 04.03.2019, 17:32

    Squaring Apprenticeships with Skills Shortages

    ABM UK HR Director, Chris Townsend, says apprenticeships are an obvious solution to widely reported skills shortages reported in the facilities management industry.

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    FM Editor  - 20.05.2019, 03:29

    Doing More to Support Apprenticeships

    Over 90 per cent of delegates polled at a recent Umbrella Training conference for the hospitality industry agreed the UK government should provide more support to employers offering apprenticeships.

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