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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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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 …

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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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Service at the touch of a button

April 26, 2017


Facility services provider ISS Sweden recently won an award for an innovative and incredibly simple concept. The company installed a button called “Presto” on their coffeemakers. If a coffee machine needs service, the customer can simply press this button to …

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Get a free health and safety consultation from OSHA

March 29, 2017


Last year OSHA’s free On-Site Consultation Program helped more than 27,000 employers create safer workplaces. This consultation is available to small and medium-sized businesses in every state, and it helps employers find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve …

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