THE NUWS

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11 Dec 2017

True Grit - Winter Workplace Safety For Ice, Frost & Snow

The winter months can bring lots of snow, frost and ice to parts of the UK. At this time of year workplaces in particular need to take precautions and make preparations to prevent injuries and accidents which might arise due to adverse winter weather conditions.

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6 Dec 2017

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for commercial landlords

The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) set out a minimum standard of energy efficiency that commercial and residential properties will have to meet before granting or renewing a tenancy agreement in the UK.

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30 Oct 2017

How To Turn Your Office Green

Whether you are the office manager or just an environmentally-conscious employee, there are plenty of ways you can do your bit to help make your workplace green.

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13 Oct 2017

Remote Working - The Pros & Cons

If you are thinking about introducing remote working as a possible option for some or all of your office staff then you need to consider a few things.

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29 Sep 2017

That’s MY Desk! The Death of the Personal Workspace?

There’s some controversy about whether hot desking in the office is a good thing or not. It can cut office costs by around 30 per cent and lead to a more efficient work place - but there is some debate about whether it’s good for staff morale.

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18 Sep 2017

6 Easy Hacks To Supercharge Your Office Productivity

The average office employee in the UK works for around seven and a half hours a day. There’s only so much work you can cram into those daily 450 minutes, so you need to make the most of every second if you want to boost your office productivity.

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30 Aug 2017

How To Plan The Perfect Office Move

It sounds like an easy job, doesn’t it? Moving office..

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23 Aug 2017

5 Steps To Achieve Complete Office Zen

If your office sometimes sounds and feels more like a school playground than a place of work, then you and the rest of the staff are always going to struggle to be peaceful and productive.

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5 Jan 2017

The Living Wage (revisited)

A few years ago, I wrote that whilst paying the Living Wage was morally the right thing to do, it didn’t necessarily guarantee or even improve one’s chances of receiving a quality cleaning service, typically characterised by low employee turnover, high productivity and consistently high cleaning standards.

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5 Jan 2017

The heart of good business

A few years ago, I wrote that whilst paying the Living Wage was morally the right thing to do, it didn’t necessarily guarantee or even improve one’s chances of receiving a quality cleaning service, typically characterised by low employee turnover, high productivity and consistently high cleaning standards.

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30 Nov 2015

7 things office cleaners can do to improve workplace productivity

For most service businesses, the cost of owning/leasing and operating their workplace accounts for approximately 15% of their total business expenditure. This is typically the second largest cost, next to, but a long way behind, labour. Since the cost of owning or leasing office space is significant, Facilities Managers are often tasked with reducing this cost. Before you do this, however, we’d ask you to consider the following.

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