Driverless cars - friend or foe?

9th of November 2017
Driverless cars - friend or foe?

Self-driving cars are set to become a huge game-changer in our lives, and not only by silencing once and for all the incessant earbashing we receive from backseat drivers! But should we welcome or fear their arrival, asks Hartley Milner.

Wresting the steering wheel from the grasp of us fallible mortals will make the world a far safer place, so the

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Agents of change

6th of November 2017
Agents of change

Change is a difficult, but essential, part of any prosperous business. Where new ideas come from, how they are communicated and crucially how they are implemented can be important factors in making new initiatives a success. Jan-Hein Hemke, managing director at soft FM service provider and contract cleaners Facilicom, has given his managers the

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UK sees growing labour shortages

21st of September 2017
UK sees growing labour shortages

Employers in the UK say they have struggled with growing labour shortages since the Brexit vote last summer. Hartley Milner looks at how a downward trend in migration is impacting on sectors that have come to rely on workers from the EU.

Britain is fast losing its appeal as the land of milk and honey for Europeans seeking to build better futures

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Pan-European solutions offer consistency in facility services

11th of September 2017
Pan-European solutions offer consistency in facility services

European Customer Synergy (ECS) is a pan-European facilities management (FM) company, headquartered in Brussels. It delivers a range of facilities management services, varying from single services to integrated FM solutions. With more than 400 offices in 41 countries, the company generates an accumulated revenue of €3.6 billion.

Recently

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Working longer = more productive?

21st of July 2017
Working longer = more productive?

Long hours at the grindstone may turn our brains to mush but they can also leave us feeling all warm and virtuous and not a little sniffy about others who appear not to share our work ethic. But for all that, surveys show that we are labouring under an illusion if we believe we are necessarily any more productive, writes Hartley Milner.

The

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Norway’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

6th of July 2017
Norway’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

Thor Nielsen is marketing and purchase manager for Insider Facility Services, which operates in 12 cities in Norway. The company specialises in a broad spectrum of services in shopping malls, office buildings, airports and aircraft, and has its own development programme for staff. Nielsen writes about the trends and characteristics of the

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