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Fast, accurate, and frequent communication with employees is fundamental when effectively preparing for and managing severe weather emergency events.
Fast, accurate, and frequent communication with employees is fundamental when effectively preparing for and managing severe weather emergency events.


Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Professional-Development articles below.

Four Severe Weather Communication Mistakes

Fast, accurate, and frequent communication with employees is fundamental when effectively preparing for and managing severe weather emergency events.

Majority Of U.S. Employees Feel Distracted By Technology At Work

More than a third of millennials use their phones for personal activities up to two hours during the workday, according to a new report from Udemy.

Flexibility Has Positive Impact On Productivity

Companies that discontinue remote work and other forms of flexibility undercut productivity and collaboration gains, according to new research from the Flex+Strategy Group.

Boeing Crowdsources Employee Ideas For Tax Reform Investment

The aerospace company’s investments focus on the future of employees and communities and include $100 million for "workplace of the future" facilities and infrastructure enhancements.

Join Us For A Free Webinar: Synergistic Buildings In The Era Of IoT

Join us for this free webinar and learn how interconnected technology enabled by IoT can be leveraged to make tangible improvements to building operation, people’s well-being, and outcomes through the collective use of information.

Question Of The Week: What Is A Safety Walk-Around?

A safety walk-around can be an important part of identifying safety hazards in the workplace and communicating those dangers to employees.

Workforce Shortages Push Contractors To Efficient Building

Alternative construction solutions, including prefabrication and modularization, are becoming more popular with builders as they attempt to improve job site efficiency and labor productivity.

Industrial Scientific Rental Program Adds Fluke Instruments

Industrial Scientific will now offer a range of Fluke test and measurement instruments as part of its equipment rental service.

Sleepless In Miami

Survey finds professionals in Miami most often lose sleep over work-related issues; common culprits include workload, difficult business issues and interpersonal relationships.

Indoor Environments’ Impact On Wellness To Be Studied

Well Living Lab will undertake a three-year scientific research plan to identify how indoor environments affect five facets of people’s lives.

High Definition Printing For Maximum Security Identification Cards

Download this white paper from HID and learn how HDP provides a reduced cost of ownership, the superior durability of HDP ID cards, why it’s more difficult to corrupt an HDP-printed image, and more.

Friday Funny: Is Snow White A Bad Influence?

The authors of a new study believe the influence of Disney films likely shapes the way children view the working world long before they enter the workforce.

Did You Miss Our Harness The Power Of Your Facility Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how smart building solutions are creating a new paradigm of connectivity and disrupting the building industry.

Friday Funny: 12 Mind-Blowing Interview Moves

Whether it’s due to desperation, lack of preparation, or just not having a clue, people do some crazy things during job interviews.

Short On HVAC Staff? Turn To Tech

The impact of HVAC equipment condition and operation is significant, and facility management should consider all the tools available.

Document Management: A Primer

Tools for recordkeeping are more sophisticated than ever as the need for these capabilities grows.

Taking Your FM Career To The Next Level

Rooted in the tactical, facility management is now also planted on the strategic side of the business. Here’s how to adapt.

Facility Executive | February 2018 Issue

The February 2018 issue features our 2018 Facility Executive of the Year, an in-depth look at the building envelope, access control, document management, and more. Plus, our annual Readers' Choice Awards.

Question Of The Week: Can Office Food Improve Workplace Culture?

More than a third of employees rank office food as one of their top three office perks, alongside vacation time and professional development, finds new research from ZeroCater.

Did You Miss Our Tackle Allergies & Asthma In Your Facility Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn the cost of allergies and asthma, how cleaning for health can remove allergy triggers from indoor air, and simple ways you can reduce contaminants from facilities.

Top 10 Happiest Cities To Work

Mountain View, CA and Detroit, MI top the CareerBliss 2018 Happiest Cities to Work list.

New Workplace Wellness Employer Guide Available

A free guide for employers to identify wellness programs that fit their unique workplace and employee characteristics is available from Transamerica Center for Health Studies and UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces.

Friday Funny: Office Love On The Rocks?

Office romance has hit a 10-year low, according to CareerBuilder's Annual Valentine's Day Survey.

Americans Waste Millions Of Vacation Days

Due to a failure to plan, Americans let millions of vacation days go to waste each year. National Plan for Vacation Day hopes to remedy that.          

Friday Funny: A Post-Super Bowl National Holiday?

According to 72 percent of human resources managers, the day after the big game should be a paid day off from work. That number might have been higher if they had known about the much-anticipated episode of “This Is Us” airing after Super Bowl LII.

Safety: Recognizing CEOs Who “Get It”

The National Safety Council has released its annual list of leaders with proven track records of putting safety first.

11 Office Recycling Resolutions For A Sustainable 2018

Instead of setting resolutions for yourself in 2018, try setting them as a team for your office or business and work together to meet your recycling program goals.

Question Of The Week: Are Companies Prepared For The New Energy Economy?

A new study by Schneider Electric shows that organizations feel ready to compete in the evolving energy landscape, but many aren’t taking the necessary steps. 

Advanced Energy Design Guide Helps Schools Achieve Zero Energy

K-12 school buildings have a new resource to help them cost effectively achieve advanced levels of energy savings.

Did You Miss Our Facility Management Trends, Challenges 2018 Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn what facility managers consider their top priorities, what activities pose the greatest challenge to success, and what hidden opportunities exist for delivering exceptional support services.

Question Of The Week: Are You Prepared For A Confined Space Rescue?

Here are seven steps to help you prepare a response in case someone working at your facility becomes injured, incapacitated, or trapped in a space and has to be rescued.

Rooftops Present Big Risks

The majority of the nearly 5,000 workplace fatalities each year occur as a result of a fall. Here are some questions to consider when allowing work to be performed on your facility’s roof.

Increased Active Shooter Incidents Prompt New Response Standard

In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.

AHRI Launches New Directory Of Certified Product Performance

AHRI's upgraded Directory of Certified Product Performance includes more than 7.2 million listings of all AHRI Certified® products.

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