With like most events in the last year, the Facilities Show has adapted to times (we’ve definitely seen changes in our business!) and there will be a mix of in-person and digital events. In this blog we look at the top 3 things that we’re most looking forward to at this year’s Facilities Show, do you agree with our choices? Connect 2021: Digital Product Demo’s and Panel Talks Some people may not like the idea of virtual events and some people may love them – a little bit like marmite. But, what is key in this is finding new ways to connect and it’s definitely a great, safe solution. Also, I think we all know that being out of the office for the whole show can be a challenge. So, most people will pick the day that has the most events they’re interested in and book that one. You need to make sure people know you’re out for the day, organise travel – possibly a hotel, sounds like a lot of work! The online portion, Connect 2021 is a great solution to that! As the title suggests it’s a good way to connect the FM community. You can book the demo’s and panel talks that you’re interested in, and attend them in the comfort of your office (of home if you’re not back in the office yet). How great is that? No need to pre-plan as much as normal, see everything you want to see and it’s stretch out over the month - great stuff. And they have created a great video to walk you through your dashboard area and everything that’s available to you! Workplace Wellbeing Show This was an addition to the show in 2019 and with companies becoming increasingly aware of wellbeing in the workplace – it’s definitely been a great addition. It’s been a tough year and now more than ever people are focused on their own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of their staff. We’re particularly looking forward to the live event on Wednesday the 16th of June: Panel Debate: Wellbeing Considerations as We Return to Work in ‘The New Normal’ – the event is sponsored by the charity Mind. The panel will be discussing: Adjustments to consider and helping colleagues adapt to change Making people feel safe Supporting those still at risk of infection or with fear of infection Supporting employees with new or pre-existing social anxiety Guidance for wellbeing leaders and line managers You can register for the live event here. Resources, Resources and More Resources Another great area available on the FM Show site is the resources section. In here you’ll find their top 10 free FM resources, these include: Building a Better Workplace - From Technology to Wellbeing The Future is BIM FM - Adapt & Adopt or Get Left Behind The Smart Buildings eBook, Sponsored by ENGIE The Road to Wellbeing Property Owners Risk Management Technology & Innovation in the Facilities Management Industry Your Guide to Office Moves Top 10 IoT Challenges FMs Face and How to Solve Them Your Guide to Flexible Working Top 10 IoT Challenges FMs Face and How to Solve Them If you want to take advantage of these great free papers you can download them all right here. So, If you haven’t already booked your spaces for the event don’t miss out, you can register here. Let us know which talks your looking forward to!
TC FACILITIES MANAGEMENT WORKING WITH THORN BAKER EFM We commenced supply to TC Facilities Management in March 2020, supplying temporary cleaners to a large multi-site client in the Logistics industry. This client increased their cleaning schedules by 30% within the first 24 hours of lockdown, requiring 100+ extra cleaners across 16 sites from Teesside to the South coast. THORN BAKER EFM SUPPORTED OUR CLIENT BY: Mobilising a nationwide recruitment campaign in 12 hours Amending working hours of all consultants to enable out of hours on-call service Supplying 100+ cleaners within 72 hours across 16 sites on a three-shift pattern Negotiating cost-effective charge rates across 20+ different pay schedules Interviewing, vetting and DBS checking all candidates to ensure compliance with the clients' security requirements Implemented electronic signing of timesheets across all sites Implemented client’s shift management system into our own process Implemented regular service reviews with all sites and provided management information centrally As a result, we were able to ably assist TC Facilities Management with their client’s urgent requirements, and we are now a recruitment partner for various other clients in TC Facilities Management portfolio.