Cleaners, security guards, parking attendants and building-specific food service workers could attain union certification through a streamlined one-step process if proposed amendments to Ontario's Labour Relations Act are adopted.
So a facilities management supervisor wants to make the move to facilities manager. There are a few reality checks to consider first.
Last year, the commercial real estate industry faced a number of diverse challenges and successes that are expected to develop throughout 2017. Here, REMI’s award-winning
Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
If organizations want to be ready when Gen Z enters the workforce five years from now, it’s time to start designing with this demographic cohort in mind, says Kay Sargent.
The demographic shifts happening in the workplace, particularly those expected in the next five years, are one of many reasons to do change management.
RE and FM professionals typically operate independently of HR, but both groups can benefit from breaking down silos to face challenges together.
A cross-Canada human resources study reveals nearly 35 per cent of surveyed property/facilities employers expect to add more staff this year, and nearly 57 per cent are anticipating a pickup in business activity.
The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
In the competitive global marketplace, investors and building owners must focus more on the workers inside buildings, not just the buildings themselves.
Organizations could reduce workplace productivity losses by nearly half if they addressed the three types of barriers employees face in accessing mental health care, finds a CAMH study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Despite proof that employee engagement is critical to successful business change, organizations pay scant attention to the people dimension of change.
With corporate wellness amenities on the incline in Canada, an expert offers tips for developing successful fitness facilities and programming.
'Text neck' describes the excessive strain on the head, neck and shoulders caused by looking down at handheld devices. Protect employees with these tips.
Facility managers can and should go beyond the ‘manage’ label in their title and provide leadership within their organization. An expert shares how.
The popularity of co-working centres has less to do with the physical environment and more to do with people, which has implications for large companies.