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Better questions to ask a job candidate

July 19, 2017


Job interviews can be truly enlightening for an employer—if they’re done right. Too often, employers find themselves asking the same old tired questions (“what’s your greatest weakness?”), leading to the same old tired answers (“if anything I work too hard”), …

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Green Retrofitting, Part Two: Cool Metal Roofing

July 12, 2017


This is part two in an ongoing series that will explore ways in which facilities can affordably retrofit to recoup energy costs and help the environment. This month we are focusing on cool metal roofing.   Metal roofs have been …

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Green Retrofitting, Part One: Window Film

June 28, 2017


Get ready to have your mind blown. According to a study by the Electric Power Research Institute, energy-related expenditures costs companies $800 billion annually in the US. And what’s more, nearly 42% of heating and cooling energy is wasted. The …

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Augmented reality set to take BIM into the real world

June 21, 2017


Maintaining your electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems can be a real challenge, especially when many of these systems’ components are hidden inside walls, ceilings, floors or underground. Facility Managers often have to make do with 2D blueprints, which are difficult …

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Ergonomics for cost savings and increased productivity

June 14, 2017


According to a 2013 survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases. MSDs cost businesses about $20 billion a year in direct costs (worker’s comp, medical payments, legal …

Categorized: Facilities Management

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Security, Part 10: WannaCry and next generation of ransomware

June 7, 2017


Last month, WannaCry ransomware infected over 350,000 computers in 150 countries, causing havoc across the healthcare industry. In an earlier article, we looked at how to avoid getting infected by ransomware like WannaCry. In light of this recent attack, we …

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Changing minds, Part One: Changing others’ minds

May 24, 2017


We’ve all been there. You’re in a meeting and you’ve put forth an idea or a suggestion. You’ve done your research. You know your stuff. And yet, someone still objects. They don’t like your idea and have a different approach. …

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New approaches to controlling infections

May 17, 2017


Drug resistant bacteria are a consistent concern in hospitals and healthcare facilities. No matter how well your cleaning crew cleans, there are still going to be bacteria and spores left behind. Studies show that less than half of surfaces are …

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How to harness the IoT to clean your facility

May 10, 2017


Facility managers are constantly on the lookout for ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) can help them improve services and reduce costs. You may have already looked into improving your HVAC, security, and lighting use. Why not harness …

Categorized: Cleaning, Maintenance