71% of firms admit failure to act on preventing sickness absence

According to new research from the CBI, every day last year that someone was absent from work due to ill health cost UK companies on average £720.Firms must better prioritise the health and well-being of their staff because the average number of days lost to ill health per employee is 5.2 days a year, according to survey analysis by the CBI, in partnership with Bupa and HCA Healthcare. In a ... Read More

The GOOD, the Bad, and the Ugly of time and attendance technology

As developments in smart technology continue to deliver, time and attendance tools are becoming more sophisticated.  Christian Berenger, Managing Director of Ezitracker Remote Workforce Management Technology explores the often negative misconceptions around monitoring workforces. Following the uptake of tablets, smartphones and wearable monitoring technology and the proliferation of apps ava... Read More

Analyse productivity and service delivery at the touch of a button

How productive were your remote staff during the WorldCup and the #UKheatwave?It’s a good question isn’t it? Researchers claim that UK businesses could have lost up to £13bn over the duration of the 2018 World Cup due to staff absences. The recent heatwave took the blame for a further slump in productivity, as many workers tried to maintain performance levels in stifling, sweaty environments.... Read More

BIFM publishes new guidance on The Internet of Things

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has published a technology Guidance Note which explores the impact of technology in transforming the FM function; specifically, the Internet of Things (IoT) and its contribution to improving overall business performance.The Internet of Things is defined as a network of physical devices and objects embedded with electrics, software, sensors and ... Read More

5 ways to safeguard your mobile lone workers

EMPLOYERS HAVE LEGAL DUTIES TO ASSESS ALL RISKS INCLUDING THE RISK OF LONE WORKING. WE EXPLORE HOW EMPLOYERS CAN PROTECT MOBILE LONE WORKERS.Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers have legal duties to assess all risks to health and safety, including the risk of lone working. All employees should be provided with a sa... Read More

5 Reasons to visit Ezitracker at the Facilities Show 2018.

As the best of FM come together at London’s Excel from 19th – 21st June, the Facilities Show will host an array of suppliers and innovative solutions to suit Facilities Management businesses across the board.Ezitracker, suppliers of remote workforce management solutions, can be found throughout the show on Stand R710.Here are our top 5 reasons why you should visit Ezitracker over the coming da... Read More

Nearly half of UK business services workers waste 10 minutes per hour in their working day due to ineffective technology

According to the 2018 Connected Worker survey by Deloitte, just under half (49%) of respondents said they waste an average of ten minutes for each hour worked, in a median 35 hour week.Of the reasons given, 44% cited issues with technology, such as non-working or lack of devices as the main reason for not being productive at work. Workers compensate for the lack of employer provided technolog... Read More

UK Companies are behind in offering flexible and remote working

The report, The Modern Workplace 2018: People, Places & Technology by software company Condeco draws on a survey of 500 business leaders in six countries: the UK, the USA, France, Germany, Australia and Singapore. This was supplemented by in-depth qualitative interviews with senior executives in the same countries.Across the world, the research shows, workers are in the midst of a shift to f... Read More

Mobile workforce management is set to drive FM sector SMEs forward

A recent review of the available accounts for 22 facilities management firms with operations in the UK, revealed that average margins remained stagnant at around 7% during the last three years and in comparison, revenues grew at an average of 14% from last year.The forecast came shortly before the collapse of the Support Services giant Carillion. The government has subsequently announced that it ... Read More

Government Property Agency launches

Launch of Government Property Agency will generate more than £1 billion of financial savings.The Government Property Agency (GPA) was launched as an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office on 1 April. It will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Government Estate and generate benefits of between £1.4 billion and £2.4 billion over the next ten years.GPA’s initial portfolio of 80... Read More

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