Human Resources

facilities manager

Moving up from supervisor to facilities manager

So a facilities management supervisor wants to make the move to facilities manager. There are a few reality checks to consider first.
commercial real estate

Top 14 stories to watch in 2017

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
wellness programs

Wellness programs down, overtime work up

Employers appear to be scaling back wellness programs at a time when employees are facing rising job demands, according to the Workplace Index.
Gen Z

Preparing the workplace for Gen Z

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.
Group

Change management for shifting demographics

The demographic shifts happening in the workplace, particularly those expected in the next five years, are one of many reasons to do change management.
Subhi Alsayed

Breaking down silos between FM and HR

RE and FM professionals typically operate independently of HR, but both groups can benefit from breaking down silos to face challenges together.
business

Property and facilities job growth signalled

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.
employment standards

How FMs can support employment standards

The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
REMI

Accessibility, ergonomics and AODA 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.
hygiene

Measuring productivity amid digital disruption

In the competitive global marketplace, investors and building owners must focus more on the workers inside buildings, not just the buildings themselves.
Mental health in condos

The mental health link to workplace productivity

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.
Group of Business People in a Meeting

Employee engagement key to business change

Despite proof that employee engagement is critical to successful business change, organizations pay scant attention to the people dimension of change.
Gym_Cardio_Area_Overlooking_Greenery

Corporate fitness facilities on the incline

With corporate wellness amenities on the incline in Canada, an expert offers tips for developing successful fitness facilities and programming.
text neck

Troubleshoot ‘text neck’ in the virtual workplace

'Text neck' describes the excessive strain on the head, neck and shoulders caused by looking down at handheld devices. Protect employees with these tips.
leadership

Show leadership in facility management

Facility managers can and should go beyond the ‘manage’ label in their title and provide leadership within their organization. An expert shares how.
co-working centres

Lessons from the rise of co-working centres

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.
Downtown Chicago With Blue Sky

Airport cities among workplace trends for 2015

Airport cities, mindfulness programs and a phenomenon coined “rateocracy” are among the emerging forces shaping employees’ quality of life, according to Sodexo’s 2015 Workplace Trends