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.
In the United States, water damage accounts for a staggering $11 billion of insurance claims each year, and is a cause of trouble for insurance companies and facility managers alike.
The IFMA Foundation has welcomed C&W Services as the first charter member to its Global Workforce Initiative, which seeks to fill the growing facility management and facilities services workforce talent gap.
Safety.BLR.com put together an infographic to illustrate who’s most at risk for workplace violence and provide suggestions for how to prevent incidents at your company.
A facility executive whose organization employs a significant number of older workers wants to know what steps to take to address that population's specific safety concerns.
Unless you’re trying out for a spot on American Idol, singing all your answers at a job interview probably isn’t the best idea. Nor is conducting your phone interview in the bathroom (and finishing with a flush). But job candidates have done these strange things, and more, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.
Unhappy employees are estimated to cost the U.S. economy between $450 to $550 billion each year due to costs related to lower performance, more sick days, and higher turnover rates.
It’s time to give up on the diets, the workouts, and the mystery of how you’ll suddenly turn into a Wall Street guru, in favor of making resolutions you can actually fulfill at your facility.
Join Jeff Dryfhout, AeraMax Professional’s Global Director of Air Treatment, for this video webinar as he discusses the link of clean air to a cleaner facility, the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), as well as practical solutions for facility managers.
Our normal office crew was increased by four furry friends — Amber, Calvin, Ernie and Molly — as Facility Executive decided to hold its own Take Your Dog To Work Day a few months early.
First ever use of control group to measure effectiveness of workplace flexibility program shows increased job satisfaction, reduced burnout and stress, say U Minnesota and MIT Sloan co-authors.
The National Institute of Building Sciences has developed an infographic to identify the major themes that will help the industry address productivity challenges.
To break the cycle of deferred projects and backlog buildup, facility executives have four options that can help them tackle the growing list of needs at many stages along the construction process.
Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will work with the Department of Labor and U.S. attorneys for broader look at environmental and workplace safety crimes.
With massive budget cuts leading to branch closures and limiting services, libraries are re-inventing themselves to become digital literacy portals and interactive teaching spaces.
A summary report of HVAC service provides insight that is useful to repair and replace plans.
With gingerbread house construction a tradition for many this time of year, it may also be time to ensure the integrity of facility exteriors.
From planning to recovery, having specific procedures in place for disasters helps protect facilities from immediate and long-term damage.
Facility manager and FM Frequency Columnist Charles Carpenter flexes his poetic muscle yet again with his take on the classic Winter holiday story. Dedicated to those who have to wear parkas at their desks year-round.
The first step for facilities managers on the road to developing their IoT strategies is to understand what it really means for an organization.
Facility leaders can take action on these five strategies to better manage energy expenses—and position their teams for success.
OSHA has unveiled a new webpage to provide employers and workers with strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence in healthcare settings.
Using real facility examples, this video webinar outlines how to plan and execute a successful life cycle cost program, and the consequences of ignoring.
Global hospitality company named to The Climate "A" List by the Carbon Disclosure Project, and beats carbon emissions goal six years ahead of schedule.
We are on the cusp of the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, which will not only change the way we interact with technology in the workplace but shape your career as a Facility Manager. View this webinar video to find out how.
OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.
If you need help garnering support for building a sustainability program at your facility, you might want to check out the new “Sustainability 101" Quick Guide from Global Environmental Management Initiative (GEMI).
Facility management (FM) and real estate professionals are playing an increasingly important role in high-level strategic workplace decisions, according to a new survey released by IFMA.
Facility manager wants to know if it's best to manage his company's onsite cafeteria in-house, or hire a third party.
Two inspirational speakers will open and close IFMA's flagship annual event, the World Workplace Conference and Expo held in Denver, Colorado, USA, Oct. 7-9, 2015.
Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.
The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has announced the death of its first president and one of its original founders, George Graves, IFMA Fellow.
Whining, pouting, and temper tantrums are no longer confined to elementary school playgrounds or reality TV show reunions: Such adolescent behavior is also prevalent in today's workplace, according to a new CareerBuilder survey..
Creative or creepy? Job seekers have pulled some strange stunts to get attention from hiring managers. If you want to land the job, and not just attention, this list of do's and don'ts could help you meet your goal.
As facility executives' responsibilities evolve and expand, communication is but one skill that should be honed.