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Businesses to reduce carbon emissions through flexible working

UK businesses could benefit from millions of pounds in new savings and dramatically reduce their carbon footprint according to new research from O2. Its new Green Savings Calculator uses details provided by individual businesses, including travel ...


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New code brings global consistency to facility management procurement

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new global industry code of practice that sets out high-level steps to bring transparency and consistency to the facility management procurement process. It comes at a time when t...


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How COVID-19 can offer opportunities for remote working

Working from home (aka ‘remote working’) is opening a world of opportunity. If you’ve ever dreamt of logging onto Teams from a café on Bondi Beach or Zooming from your balcony overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, now might ...


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Requirements set out for legally-required building safety manager role

The competence requirements for the proposed new role of building safety manager have been set out in a new report, Safer people, safer homes: Building Safety Management. Under new legislation being introduced in the draft Building Safety Bi...


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No joking matter – vicarious liability before the courts again

The scope of vicarious liability is undoubtedly narrow. Peter Wake, Partner at law firm Weightmans, looks at the impact of recent case law on this complicated area of employment law. In April this year, the Supreme Court (SC) restored some order ...


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Mental health: the “biggest workforce issue of our time”

A new study by Oracle and Workplace Intelligence of more than 12,000 employees, managers, HR leaders, and C-level executives across 11 countries has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased workplace stress, anxiety, and burnout for people a...