Workplace “Presenteeism” and Self-Care

September 7, 2021


September is National Self-Care Awareness Month, and self-care has never been more important than it is right now. Employers can help employees embrace self-treatment and a healthy lifestyle by encouraging a self-care program as part of workplace wellness efforts. The …

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Workplaces and the Delta Variant

August 24, 2021


As we all know, the Delta strain has spread rapidly through America in the past few months. With the impact on the economy, how will this affect the workplace? Employers are concerned with the possibility of another contagious outbreak which …

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Happy National Disability Independence Day!

July 26, 2021


Today is National Disability Independence Day, which honors the anniversary of the passing of the ADA act by Congress on July 26, 1990. The act is the first comprehensive law in the US that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities …

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Green Cleaning Trends

June 15, 2021


In a past blog, we explored how green cleaning supplies can help facility managers significantly reduce costs while ensuring a clean and healthy work environment. We recommended strategies for choosing products, including buying concentrated solutions of higher-quality products in bulk …

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Reconfigurable Workspaces

June 8, 2021


In our last blog, we explored how employers should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of a hybrid work environment. We also touched on how companies might approach striking a balance between employees’ desire for more flexible work schedules while retaining …

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Hybrid Workplaces

June 1, 2021


With businesses now fully opening their doors, there’s a difference in opinion between most workers and employers over flexible work schedules that were the norm during the initial COVID-19 pandemic. According to Harvard Business School, 70% of employers want employees …

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Food as Medicine in the Healthcare Setting

April 20, 2021


While hospital food has often had negative associations of being bland or unpleasant, healthcare facilities are seeking ways to provide a better overall experience for their patients and staff with healthy, tasty menus. Dietary services play an integral role in …

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10 Ways to Improve Employee Satisfaction

December 27, 2020


A work environment can be supportive, stressful, boring or anything in between. At the end of the day, it is management’s responsibility to decide which of these it will be. When aiming to create a positive environment, here are 10 …

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Facilities Management: The Whole Picture

September 6, 2020


As a facilities manager, you are constantly faced with making decisions—some big, some small. These decisions take their toll throughout the day. Researchers have a term for it: decision fatigue. But having an efficient and dedicated team is essential and …

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Workplace Age Divides and How to Overcome Them

August 26, 2020


Every facility employs people of multiple generations; from the “Silents” to the “Baby Boomers” to Generations “X” and “Y.” There are several principles of generational differences and, in order to overcome these, it is important to understand them. Many of …

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