28 February 2020 | Facilitate Team
Our selection of workplace and facilities management announcements made this week.
REPORT: More than half of UK employees would be willing to leave their job because of an unappealing office, according to a new survey by Matthews & Goodman. When comparing generations, 48 per cent of millennials were more likely to move jobs because of the state of the office, compared to 42 per cent of Generation Xers.
CONTRACT: Amey Consulting has secured a new data science contract with Highways England to establish a data science service for the organisation. Amey will provide a framework and the latest tools to enable the service and will deliver several data science projects to demonstrate the benefits of a data-driven approach.
TRAINING: A new healthcare cleaning apprenticeship has been announced by industry bodies the Association for Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) and WAMITAB. The apprenticeship is the only standard with a direct focus on cleaning and will help meet the huge demand for apprenticeships in the NHS.
TRAINING: Businesses in the East of City of London took part in a major training exercise on Saturday 22 February to test their readiness to respond to major incidents, using a range of different scenarios and procedures set in the Leadenhall Street area of the City. More than 200 members of the emergency services and the private security sector participated in a joint training exercise, which tested how key agencies would react and respond in the event of a major incident.
SURVEY: OCS and Bristol Airport have been recognised for excellent accessible facilities, following a survey conducted by Altogether Travel. The survey ranked 17 UK and five international airports on 28 criteria including the information available on site and online, hidden disabilities programmes, accessible parking, services for deaf passengers, and services for passengers with reduced mobility.
APPOINTMENT: Benchmarking facilities management consultancy Sitemark has appointed Ben Sladden as data analyst. Sladden's role will be to obtain, interpret and analyse large volumes of client data to understand their waste processes. Read the full article here.