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17 January 2019
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Facilitate poll

Think Tank: Implanting microchips – a digital step too far? 

Will IoT security technology become more popular in the workplace?

Swedish microchip implant company Biohax told a British newspaper that it was in talks with a number of UK legal and financial firms to implant staff with devices. 

But TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: “Microchipping would give bosses even more power and control over their workers. There are obvious risks involved, and employers must not brush them aside, or pressure staff into being chipped.”

For this month's Think Tank, we ask: Is your organisation monitoring employee behaviours or maintaining security restrictions through IoT technology such as microchipping and sensors?

To take part in the survey click here.


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  • A matter of perceptionThe perceptions of facilities managers leave a lot to be desired, reports Dean Gurden.
  • The sight stuffBradford Keen speaks to practitioners about issues workplace and facilities should focus on, following an IWFM report on culture in the sector.
  • Luceco illuminates Manchester Royal InfirmaryManchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) can claim many medical breakthroughs and can also boast pioneering energy efficient lighting throughout their estate. Luceco, A C Electrical (North) Ltd and the Estates and Facilities Directorate at the MRI have worked together to reduce energy consumed by old lighting technology, replacing these fittings with cost effective LED luminaires from Luceco.
  • Up to the mark: Performance standardsThree Q&A interviews on the challenges of ISO 41001, the value of standards, and the differences between Fitwell v WELL.