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Preventing Streptococcal Infections with Proper Cleaning Protocols

Guidance on the workplace prevention of scarlet fever and other infections associated with Strep A bacteria from Reckitt brand, Dettol Pro Solutions. Group A Streptococcus (GAS), also known as Strep A, are a common type of bacteria found on the skin or in the throat which, under certain circumstances, can cause disease. GAS infections often…


Giving Back to Local Communities

Aramark volunteers supported organizations in their local communities with seasonal events throughout December. Partnering with the Urban League of Philadelphia Volunteers from Aramark’s Leaders & Employees of African Descent (LEAD) employee resource group (ERG) partnered with the volunteers from throughout the city to deliver over 200 toys and winter clothing items to children and families…


Attract Office Talent with Hotel-style Amenities

A new survey of over 6,000 employees in the Unites States, the United Kingdom and Australia suggests modern office facilities and workplace practices are essential for retaining the best talent. Almost two-thirds of participants in the independent survey for MRI Software indicated a preference for more ‘hotel-style’ amenities in their workplace, including areas for socialising,…


Disruptive Technologies Named CES 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree

Disruptive Technologies (DT) has been named as a CES® 2023 Innovation Awards Honoree for its Desk Occupancy Sensor. This year’s CES Innovation Awards program received a record number of over 2,100 submissions. The announcement was made ahead of the CES 2023 technology event which will take place in Las Vegas from 5th to 8th January.…


Driving the Future of the Connected Workplace

Utelogy Corporation is continuing to unveil platform enhancements, forge new partnerships and expand internationally as it redefines the user experience in increasingly connected global workplaces. The company has been increasing headcount across EMEA and the US, and has also grown its US presence with new headquarters in Petaluma, California, and additional offices in Seattle, WA,…


Bidvest Noonan Signs Menopause Workplace Pledge 

Bidvest Noonan has signed the Menopause Workplace Pledge developed by the charity Wellbeing of Women and launched a new menopause support tool kit for employees across the group.  Menopause can be a challenging time. Women usually experience menopause between the ages of 45 and 55, with the average age being 51, and symptoms can last…

Hybrid Working

Thoma Bravo and JMI Equity Merge and Rebrand Condeco, iOffice and + SpaceIQ

Tech private equity firm Thoma Bravo and Baltimore-based JMI Equity have launched Eptura™, a provider of workplace technology solutions with a reach of 16,000 customers and combined user base of 16.3 million established by the merger and rebrand of Condeco, iOffice and + SpaceIQ. The move follows previous announcements by the private equity companies who…


ABM Supporting Conference on Suicide in the Security Industry

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), ABM will be joining other founding member of the Security Consortium for Suicide Prevention (SCSP) at a conference in London to consider strategies for preventing unnecessary loss of life within the security industry. Launched earlier this year with ABM’s support, the SCSP is a network of security…


Robertson Facilities Management Secures Place on New CCS FM Procurement Framework

Robertson Facilities Management has been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial Services, Facilities Management and Workplace Services Framework – RM6232 after applying successfully for two lots.  Robertson FM has over twenty years of experience in the industry and acceptance on the framework, which will be in place for the next four years, will…


Sodexo India Celebrates Silver Jubilee

Sodexo is celebrating its first quarter of a century operating in India. Since entering the market in 1997, the multinational foodservice and facility services provider has demonstrated agility and innovation by expanding its offering year-on-year to become a comprehensive employee experience services provider. With a team of 40,500+ professionals, Sodexo India is improving the quality…


Churchill Named as Supplier on CCS FM and Workplace Services Framework

Churchill Group have been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM6232 Facilities Management and Workplace Services Framework.  Crown Commercial Service supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8bn – supporting…


EMCOR UK Named as Supplier on Crown Commercial Service FM Framework

EMCOR UK has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management and Workplace Services (RM6232) framework.  CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2020/21, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.04bn – supporting world-class public…


FSI Rebrands as MRI Software

FSI has begun trading as MRI Software following its August 2021 acquisition, with the Concept Evolution CAFM/IWMS platform also rebranded as ‘MRI Evolution’. “Integrating FSI with MRI Software strengthens both organisations’ ability to support FM teams across a range of industry sectors by delivering an enhanced, scalable technology platform to manage and maintain facilities effectively,”…


Crown Commercial Service awards major new ‘social value enabled’ FM framework

UK government executive procurement agency Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has awarded 44 supplier places on its  new Facilities Management and Workplace Services framework. The new framework supports the principles of the Government’s Sourcing Playbook by heavily weighting ‘quality’ in its contract award criteria, rather than lowest cost – emphasising the importance of social value and…


Pareto Awarded Place on CCS FM Framework

Pareto Facilities Management has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service Facilities Management & Workplace Services framework (RM6232). The company applied successfully to be prequalified as a service vendor under 1(a), 1(b), 3(a) and 3(b) of the framework, entitling it to tender on individual contracts worth up to a value of £10m annually.…


Don’t Forget IAQ on Clean Air Day

Comment from Alastair Reynolds, vice president and general manager of global services, Honeywell Building Technologies

Net Zero

Aramark Receives DiversityInc Recognition

Aramark has been recognized by DiversityInc has recognised Aramark as a Top Company for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for the first time, also recognising the foodservice and facility services provider as a “Top 50” company for diversity for a sixth consecutive year. During the 21st annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity event hosted by DiversityInc,…


Envoy Expands Hot Desking Features for Hybrid Employees

Envoy latest additions to its hot desking platform bring a personalized touch to hybrid working by allowing emloyees to tailor their experience via the addition of favourites, photo profile, multi-day scheduling and “desk” features. The updates also allow admin and workplace teams to complete tasks more efficiently with its admin booking and neighborhoods and proof…


Verdantix Recognises Service Works Global as IWMS Leader

Service Works Global (SWG) has been named a ‘Leader’ in Verdantix’ Green Quadrant: Integrated Workplace Management Systems 2022, which ranks the software developer’s QFM solution top for ‘maintenance and asset management functionality’. Gary Watkins, Service Works Global CEO, says: “The Green Quadrant report shows that we have demonstrated a market-leading and strong functionality across a…


Colliers Appointment Heralds Allianz ‘New Ways of Working’ Review

Allianz Holdings has appointed Colliers as its preferred UK real estate partner to deliver a new ways of working review focused on the insurer’s ESG objectives, with the additional objective of maximising the efficiency of its real estate through the use of technology and innovation. Allianz’s Property and Workspace Services team issued a competitive request…


Verdantix Recognises Planon as IWMS Leader

Planon has been named a ‘Leader’ in Verdantix’ 2022 Green Quadrant: Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS) report. The company’s digital workplace and smart building solutions were acknowledged for delivering end-to-end real estate management capabilities, comprehensive workplace services tools for employees, advanced business intelligence integrations, and broad functionality for facility management service providers. The Verdantix Green…


Sodexo Recognised for LGBT+ Inclusion

Sodexo has received a Silver Employer award from Stonewall, the world’s second-largest LGBT+ charity, for its commitment and efforts in being an LGBT+ inclusive employer.     The award comes as part of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index and Bring Yourself to Work campaign, which highlights the importance of inclusive work environments. Every year Stonewall publishes…


Protecting Against Airborne Viruses

Considerations for choosing your clean air solutions for your work place. Choosing-the-right-clean-air-solution_booklet_ENG_FINISH


What the T.W.a.T Phenomenon Means for Facilities Managers

John Nicklin, managing director of workplace technology specialist Juggl Desks, provides insights into one of the newest, and rudest of terms to enter into the post-Covid-19 workplace vernacular. There’s a new term for employees who go into the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and work from home on Mondays and Fridays, and it’s making some people blush. So-called…


A Focus on Wellbeing

Sodexo UK and Ireland have announced a strategic health and wellbeing partnership with Spectrum.Life to provide their Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to all colleagues with a comprehensive suite of health and wellbeing solutions to support their mental and physical health. Since 2015, Sodexo has provided an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support colleagues with life’s…


JLL: Perspectives for Enterprise 2022

Despite widespread acknowledgment hybrid working will be a mainstay of the post-Covid-19 era, employers are experiencing considerable structural difficulties implementing strategies that work, according to the latest research on the EMEA market from JLL. JLL-Perspectives-for-Enterprise-2022-1


Companies Unprepared for Hybrid Working

Over half of companies in the EMEA region are still not ready to implement a structural shift to support hybrid working and must do more to create responsible, personalised and experiential workplaces, according to a new report from JLL. A key finding of the research is that organisations, globally, are looking to continue flexibility in…


Enhancing Workplace Services

EMCOR UK has launched AXIS, a mobile and desktop app that provides employees with instant access to a range of workplace services. The app which interfaces with common computer-aided facility management platforms, can be configured to assist with performing common tasks and functions, including: Book desks and meeting rooms Book EV charging points and car…


Remobilisation Strategies for the Workplace

Despite wide acceptance of the role of ventilation in containing transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in multi-occupant spaces, facilities managers continue to encounter difficulties upgrading HVAC filtration systems to support recommended high-efficiency particular air (HEPA) filtration capabilities. In this whitepaper, Swedish multinational clean air solutions provider, Camfil A/S, considers alternative solutions currently available. Remobilisation_Strategies_for_the_workplace


Dramatic Post-Pandemic Shift in UK Workplace Preferences

23.11.2021, 12:40 Dramatic Post-Pandemic Shift in UK Workplace Preferences A new survey of 500 UK employees suggests a halving of the numbers of staff working full time in offices following the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey results also reveal only 24 per cent of employees who were asked to express their preference would chose to return…


Sodexo Recognised for LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion

05.11.2021, 13:00 Sodexo Recognised for LGBTIQ+ Workplace Inclusion For a second consecutive year Sodexo has achieved Advocate status in the Workplace Pride Global Benchmark which measures LGBTIQ+ inclusivity among top employers. The benchmark consists of a detailed review and analysis of eight categories that show progress on LGBTIQ+ inclusion within the workplace: Policy & Communication, Employee…

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