Category: Human Resources

Strategic Asset Management: A Guide to Optimizing Facility Investments

Taking care of a facility and managing a number of important pieces of equipment is a big job with a lot of responsibility. After all, the company is largely dependent upon all of those things continuing to work and be maintained. Strategically figuring out the best time to make new investments and upgrades is a […]

ESG Excellence: Navigating Facilities Management Towards a Sustainable Future

A recent Capgemini Research Institute report found more than half of business leaders globally plan to increase investments in sustainability this year, up from only a third who reported plans to do so in 2023. The study, “Embracing a Brighter Future: Investment Priorities for 2024,” surveyed 2,000 business leaders from companies with more than $1 […]

Webinar Watch: How to Develop and Retain a Best-in-Class Maintenance Team

During Facilities Management Advisor’s FREE upcoming webinar, learn about best practices for training, driving employee retention, and growth. Understand the importance of quality technical training and how an investment in maintenance teams is an investment in the long-term success of businesses. Can’t make it to the live event? No worries! All registrants also receive a […]

3 Office Space Trends to Watch this Year

Whether we’re thrilled or dragging our feet about returning to the office, there’s a question that lingers: What does our workspace look like now? Post-pandemic, offices have undergone major changes as the real estate industry adapts to hybrid ways of working. Here are three office space trends to watch this year: 1. Offices Are Getting […]

Security Groups Release Global Market Outlook

The Security Industry Association (SIA) and ASIS International have partnered to release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026,” a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry. Key findings include: SIA CEO Don Erickson said the report “presents critical economic insights on the importance of the global […]

Americans Want Public Restrooms to Be More Private

While a public restroom is by definition “public,” a majority of U.S. adults want more privacy when they’re using the toilet. According to the Healthy Handwashing Survey conducted by Bradley Co., 70% of Americans feel public restroom stalls lack sufficient “coverage.” Specifically, 58% would like the gaps around stall doors and walls eliminated. In fact, […]

Company Officials Sentenced to Federal Prison over Deadly Facility Explosion

A Wisconsin federal judge has sentenced six Didion Milling Inc. officials for their role in a fatal explosion at a facility operated by the corn milling company in 2017. “These defendants put Didion workers in grave danger, and five people tragically lost their lives, devastating their families and their community,” said U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. […]

FMA Shorts: Should Facilities Managers Fear or Embrace the Rise of Technology?

On this latest episode of FMA Shorts, Camilla Yamada, director of special projects at UMC, discusses smart building technology with a focus on healthcare facilities. This clip was taken from a webinar titled “How Building Tech Is Improving the FM Industry.” The full session is available for FREE on-demand here.

The Value of Skilled Trade Certifications: A Pathway to Career Advancement and Safety

Certifications have become a cornerstone in the professional development of skilled trade workers, particularly in the fire, electrical, and life safety realms. Certification programs are designed to be comprehensive, promoting competency and safety in various specialized domains. In today’s competitive job market, the value of certifications extends far beyond a mere acknowledgment of skills; it […]

FAA Awards Nearly $1 Billion for Airport Improvement Projects

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is awarding $970 million to 114 airports across the country, spanning 44 states and three territories. The funding covers terminal expansions, sustainability, security, accessibility improvements, and more. “Today’s funding not only helps modernize airports to meet the needs of travelers today and for years to come, but also creates good-paying […]