Human Resources

office space

Canadian Property Management

Office space now differentiator in hiring top talent

Employee considerations play a prominent role in positioning office space to the market, with human resources being a key decision-maker in the process.
facility managers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

FMs quarterback retail transformation

The newly released PRSM 2017 Trends Report highlights the various roles of facility managers in reta
cleaning industry

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Few women at top level of the cleaning industry

More work needs to be done to propel women into executive roles within the cleaning business and retain their talents, says a budding organization called
worker safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Case clears air for more worker safety training

A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
Factory Square

Canadian Property Management

Former Blackberry plant now Factory Square

Sometime this fall, a former Blackberry manufacturing plant turned light-infused office building will open its doors to companies in a Waterloo, Ontario area branded as
WELL

Canadian Property Management

How TD Bank HQ achieved WELL certification

An interiors project for TD Bank headquarters recently became the world’s first project certified under v1 of the WELL Building certification.
wellness programs

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
rental housing industry

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Does the rental industry have an image issue?

A recent survey conducted by FRPO sheds light on the public's ambivalent attitude toward the rental housing industry and the Ontario Government's policies shaping it
property managers

Canadian Property Management

Engaging next generation property managers

Complex buildings will require sophisticated property managers who understand how to operate them; however, job awareness and skill development are needed.
Gen Z

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
gender equality

Canadian Property Management

Push for gender equality in CRE industry

The struggle for gender equality in the Canadian workplace is a matter of priority as recent studies reveal a lack of women in corporate leadership roles.
Group

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
GDI

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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

Canadian Property Management

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.
leadership

Canadian Property Management

Leadership development termed vital expense

When it comes to leadership development, bigger companies aren’t always better, states the Conference Board of Canada’s first leadership benchmarking study.
employment standards

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.