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Task-Based Building Service Contracts Are Co-Employment Contracts

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NLRB Decisions On Co-Employment Hold Lessons For Facility Managers

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Facility Managers Must Effectively Manage Contract Transition

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Managing Outsourcing: Structuring the Contract Transition

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Effective Contract Transition: Handling People Management

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Watch These Steps in Service Contract Transitions

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Managing Outsourcing: the Pre-Contract Stage, the Facility Manager’s Role

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Survey Says: Managers Sound Off on Outsourcing

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The Current Popularity of Green Cleaning

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Outsourcing Is Not the Only Way to Stretch FM Budget

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Incorporate Technology Into Outsourcing Equation

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Balancing In-House With Outsourced Facilities Services

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How Delphi Selected A Facility Management Service Provider

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Delphi, Facility Management Provider Focus On Savings Opportunities

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Rigorous Approach To Outsourcing Can Pay Off In Facility Management Choice

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How To Balance Outsourcing and In-House Staff

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Dan Hounsell: Outsourcing is Here to Stay, So Make it Work for You

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In-house Or Outsource? Facility Departments Evaluate Staffing Balance

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Survey: Facility Management Outsourcing, Retirement, Satisfaction Results

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Signs of Outsourcing Failure

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Managers Indicate Outsourcing Provides Sense of Satisfaction

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Managers Express Outsourcing Concerns

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Work Quality Common Outsourcing Survey Theme

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Outsourcing Not Going Away

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Dave Lubach: No Common Ground Among Managers for Outsourcing

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Survival Requires Tough Choices on Maintenance Department Structure

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Which Model is Best: Decentralized or Centralized?

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Choose Wisely Which Department Structure Model to Use

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Outsourcing In Government Has Broad Ramifications

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Vested Outsourcing Creates a Win Win Situation

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Outsourcing Provides Focused Expertise for Hire

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In or Out? The Outsourcing Conundrum

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Outsourcing Benefits Require Targeted Application

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Security Officer Contract Essentials to Know

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Outsourcing: Managers Discuss the Often-Controversial Practice

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Los Angeles Convention Center Uses Outsourcing To Save Energy, Earn LEED Certification

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Facility Managers Use Outsourcing Providers For Core Competency In Energy Efficiency

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Outsourcing Helps KeyBank Gain LEED-EBOM Platinum Certification

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Making The Decision To Outsource Facility Management

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Focus On Communication With Facility Management Staff When Costs Have To Be Cut

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Three Reasons Outsourcing Runs Into Problems

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Define Performance Expectations in Outsourced Services

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Select paint contractor carefully

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Painting Contractors as Project Partners

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Painting Contractors: Problem-Solving Strategies

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Performance-based Outsourcing of Facility Services Can Improve Results

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Outcomes Are Most Important Metric For Performance-based Outsourcing Contracts

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Performance Accountability Required For Successful Outsourcing

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Evaluate contractors’ green services to meet green goals

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Elevator Service Provider Considerations

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Elevator Service Provider Considerations

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Bumps in the Road Don't Slow Down Toyota's Cooke

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Managers Discuss Benefits and Drawbacks of Contract Maintenance

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Outsourced Service Provider Selection Best Practices

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Consider Contractor Location When Outsourcing

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What to Outsource

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Outsourced Service Providers Want to Be on the Team

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Setting Service Standards with Outsourced Service Providers

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Personnel Management and Cost-Saving Strategies with Bruce Canter

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Build Trust with Outsourced Service Providers

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Water Treatment Demand Planning and Ongoing Attention

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Review Existing Outsourcing Service Contracts to Ensure Success

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Developing a Pro-Active Relationship with Outsourced Service Providers

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Outsourcing to DIY

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Marketing Maintenance: How to Communicate the Value of Your Job

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Judging the Corporate Attitude Towards Outsourcing

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Outsourced Facilities Management Survey Data

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Snow & Ice Removal: Contracts and Recordkeeping

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Managing Outsourcing in Critical Facilities

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Continuing Education: Curriculum for Maintenance, Engineering Managers

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Outsourcing: Strategies for Hiring, Managing Contractors with Steve Spencer

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Balancing Savings and Performance in Outsourcing

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Flooring: Working with a Contractor

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Length of Contract Affects Outsourcing Partnership

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Ten Reasons for Outsourcing Failure

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Guidelines for Outsourcing Contracts

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How to Measure a Contractor's Performance

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Outsourced Service Procurement Strategies

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A Team Approach to Outsourcing

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Outsourcing Contract Model Success

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Outsourcing May Not Equal Partnership for Facility Managers, Service Providers

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Fair, Flexible Contract Can Foster Cooperative Relationship

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Floor Maintenance: Working with Contractors

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Leveraging the Outsourced Service Provider's Network

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Find Outsourced Service Providers Long on Green

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Selecting Green Service Providers

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Three Managers Discuss Savvy, Successful Outsourcing Strategies

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Snow and Ice: Contractor or In-House Staff

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Check the Green Credentials of Service Providers, Especially Certification and Experience

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Making the Switch to Green Cleaning Involves Educating Occupants and Service Providers

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Outsourcing in the Data Center

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Snow and Ice Management: Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

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Cooling Equipment: Technician Training

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Facility Staffing During the Downturn

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When Considering Outsourcing, Know Your Motives

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Managing the Relationship with Facility Service Providers

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Managing Outsourced Critical Facilities

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Outsourcing: Managing Service Providers in the Data Center

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Teaching Existing Staff to Manage An Outsourcing Service Contract

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What are Best Outsourcing Practices

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Next Steps: 11 Tips For Selecting the Right Cleaning Contractor

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Determining Three Metrics for Cleaning Satisfaction

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Stretching the Budget

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Strategic Outsourcing

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Outsourcing: Serving Up Quality

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Cost is Not a Major Factor in Outsourcing Decisions, Report Says

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Report Reveals Increasing Facility Outsourcing

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CB Richard Ellis to Acquire Trammell Crow

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Outlook

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Outlook

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A New Era for HVAC Equipment

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Outlook

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Hands-On Outsourcing

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Building Bonds With Contractors

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Star Search: Finding the Right Contractor

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Outsourcing Is a Balancing Act

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Outsourcing: Too close to home?

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Health Care: New Paths to Energy Savings

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Sounding Off On Outsourcing