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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.          


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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.          

Professional-Development

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.


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.

Friday Funny: The Dog Ate My Car Keys

More workers are calling in sick when they’re not ill. Some feel the need to concoct an unbelievable excuse, according to CareerBuilder’s annual survey.

Sustainability Through Performance Contracting

Eliminate existing barriers to on-site renewable energy systems with this third-party financing mechanism.

Repair Versus Replace HVAC Equipment?

Preventive maintenance keeps HVAC systems running, but don’t forget to take the long view to plan for 2018.

Inside HVAC Systems

Changes to ductwork sealing practices and expanded ozone-friendly refrigerants are on the horizon.

Did You Miss Our Whole Building Control: From Concept to Reality Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn about the recent building control developments that have empowered innovative facility management.

Many Paths To Facility Management?

With the profession poised to be recognized by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018, is the track to facilities management becoming more defined?

The Future Of Facilities Is Digital

A steady increase in automated workflows and data-centric processes benefits the work of facility executives and their occupants.

Facility Executive | December 2017 Issue

The December 2017 issue features the impact of HVAC, professional development, floor care strategies, and more. Plus, FM Solutions 2018, a guide to facility management products and services.

Navigating NFPA 70E 2018 Revisions

Provides current risk management strategies and tactics to help keep workers safe by addressing the evolution of electrical technology.

Did You Miss Our Smart Buildings: Tactics And Tools Webinar?

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

Did You Miss Our LED Lighting for High-Bay Applications Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn about the challenges of incumbent technologies, advantages of LED technology, selecting a LED lighting solution, and what’s next in industrial lighting.

Harassment, Workplace Violence Most Challenging Employer Issues Of 2018

Cyber security, workforce planning, immigration, medical marijuana, the Affordable Care Act also among the big challenges facing employers in 2018, according to a new XpertHR survey.

Western Specialty Contractors Launches National Account Program

New program provides national and regional property owners and managers with a single-source for all of their building and structure exterior repair, restoration needs.

Friday Funny: 25 Cringe-Worthy Work Moments

From wayward toilet paper to falling asleep in a meeting, here are 25 embarrassing moments at work that will make you glad they didn’t happen to you.

OSHA Extends Compliance Date For Workplace Injury, Illness Reports

OSHA has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application to December 15, 2017.

Are Office Perks Passé?

Is it time to lose the ping pong table? The majority of active job seekers would sacrifice amenities for a job that offers professional development opportunities, according to the Addison Group’s fourth annual Workplace Survey.

Preparing For The Black Friday Frenzy

Learn how retail facility managers prepare for the most highly anticipated, and busiest, shopping day of the year.

Did You Miss Our How Can Wireless Increase Workforce Productivity Webinar?

View this free webinar video and learn how a well-planned wireless solution can easily improve workforce productivity.

Record Number Of Companies Earn Top Score On Equality

A record-breaking 609 businesses are advancing policies and practices to protect LGBTQ workers around the world, according to the 2018 Corporate Equality Index.

Did You Miss The Occupancy Tracking: Your Secret Source Of Savings Webinar?

Join us for this free webinar and learn how to compare different types of occupancy counters and identify and describe their benefits.

Friday Funny: Office Party City

The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means company parties. Find out which cities have the best—and worst—office celebrations.

NIBS, NBI Issue Guidance To Help Cities Achieve Energy Goals

New guidance document provides jurisdictions with a new approach to shift the focus towards buildings' actual, measurable energy results.

More Sleep Would Make Americans Better Employees

With daylight saving time coming to an end soon, it might be a good time to catch up on some sleep.

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