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NFMT Remix NEW
fnPrime Members Receive Free NFMT Remix Access

The complimentary Elite level registration provides access to everything at the Las Vegas trade show

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Networking NEW
Virtual Networking: Join Our FM Huddle Friday, October 21

Bring your questions and join us for 20 minutes of peer networking

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Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion At Your Facility

Hear from General Motors’ facilities team about the advantages of DEI

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How To Create A Standout Facility Management Resume

Learn the essential techniques and tips to ensure a resume stands out in a crowd.

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Women In FM NEW
Facility Manager Takes Starring Role In Keeping Theater Open

Katrina Sturtzen, facility director, Schauer Arts Center, encourages women to speak up and be heard

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Facility Management Departments Need To Change

‘That’s How We’ve Always Done It’ is not an acceptable answer

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Hiring? Help With Finding and Screening Your Next Facility Manager

Charles Thomas, industry consultant and facility manager, shares his recruitment tips when filling job vacancies

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Add Value To Your Organization With Strategic Planning

The facilities department needs to be an integral part of an organization’s strategic planning process. Unfortunately, few managers have the necessary skills.

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Women in FM
Road to Diversity and Inclusion: How Women Build a Community Within Facilities

Building a safe space within your organization where people feel represented is a way to retain new talent.

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Re-establish Your Organizational Culture

Don't let a hybrid workplace kill the department cohesion you had pre-pandemic 

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Succession Planning in a Post-Pandemic World

As facilities recover from the Great Resignation, there are steps facilities managers can follow to dust off and revamp their succession plans.

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Alternative Procurement Methods Needed In K-12 Schools 

The Great Resignation is pushing K-12 school districts to re-evaluate the vendor service agreement solicitation process

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Women in FM
From Hurricane to Pandemic, How This FM Kept Her School District From Collapsing

Alishia Jolivette-Webber, officer of facilities, maintenance and operations for the Houston Independent School District, explains how Hurricane Harvey helped prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic and why more women should consider a career in facilities management

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Lunch and Learn: Systems Integration In The Built Environment

Host your own lunch and learn training session with your staff.

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Don’t Let a Hybrid Workplace Prevent Mentoring

Learn how to create a staff mentoring plan and what skills facility managers need

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The Only Maintenance Meeting You’ll Need to Have

In 2 minutes, learn how to have the most productive start to your day

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Lunch and Learn: Assessing the Need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

With this training video, you can host your own lunch and learn session with your staff

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Lunch and Learn: The Best Facilities Simply Do The Basics Very Well

With this training video, you can host your own lunch and learn session with your staff

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How To Deliver Bad News To Top Management

Before things get worse, build a convincing case of what needs to be done now

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6 Challenges of Hybrid Working Environments

Facility managers returning on-site need to renew their business etiquette in the workplace

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Do You Have Future Managers On Your Staff?

How to identify standout employees and put them on the track for middle and senior management positions

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Lunch and Learn: Are Your NFPA 70E Qualified Workers Truly Qualified?

Host your own lunch and learn training session with your staff

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The Answers To Attracting Technicians

Solving the growing labor shortage lies in changing perceptions about maintenance work, uncovering new sources for technicians, and bringing back apprenticeships.

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Finding Success with a Small Maintenance Staff

fnPrime Member Profile: WaterStone Bank’s director of operations discusses the challenges related to his organization’s expansion, new technology and COVID-19

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Lunch and Learn: COVID Return to Work Strategies for Facility Managers

Host your own lunch and learn training session with your staff

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How to Develop an Effective Mentorship Program

Structured mentoring helps with recruitment and retention, as well as facilitates knowledge transfer.

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The FM’s Guide to Facility Credentials

Earning a credential can increase your earning power and kickstart your career. Here is how to sort through the alphabet soup of facility credentials to find what’s best for you.

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NFMT Baltimore 2022 Session CEU
Everything Old Is New Again: Protocol Changes in the FM Work Environment

Watch this session from the NFMT conference that took place in March 2022 in Baltimore

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NFMT Baltimore 2022 Session CEU
86 Percent of FM Managers and Staff Agree Training is Needed...But Priorities Differ

Watch this session from the NFMT conference that took place in March 2022 in Baltimore

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NFMT Baltimore 2022 Session CEU
Workforce Demographic is Not Going to Change: You Have To!

Watch this session from the NFMT conference that took place in March 2022 in Baltimore

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NFMT Baltimore 2022 Session CEU
Survival of the FM Professional in the Information Age

Watch this session from the NFMT conference that took place in March 2022 in Baltimore

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NFMT Baltimore 2022 Session CEU
Leaving a Legacy…Behind…

Watch this session from the NFMT conference that took place in March 2022 in Baltimore

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The Importance of Training and Recognizing Your Team

With new job candidates scarce, it’s critical to teach and retain the staff members you currently have

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Women in FM
Managing Stress for Your Teams

In five minutes, learn how to help employees cope with the stresses of facility management brought out by the pandemic

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Women in FM
Handling Work/Life Balance in 24/7 Facility Management

In under 10 minutes, learn how to address the never-ending needs of your facility, but still carve out time for you

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Maintaining Company Culture While Working Remotely

Working from home and social distancing makes it hard for staff to interact. These strategies help employees to keep connecting.

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NFMT Remix 2021 Session
91% of FM Managers and Staff Agree Training is Needed, But Priorities Differ

Watch this session from the NFMT Remix trade show that took place in November of 2021 in Orlando Florida

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What Do New Facility Managers Want In A Job?

Recent graduates share the key attributes that organizations can use to attract employees.

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Data Center Facility Management Salaries

Compensation for data center facility managers, engineers and technicians broken out nationally, by market, redundancy, critical load and more

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Managing The Generational Gap

Facility management staff could include four generations of employees. Learn insights for a thriving age-diverse workforce

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Creating An Inclusive And Equitable Facilities Organization

Diversity lessons drawn from facility managers' actual experiences

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Five Ways To Retain Middle Managers

Failure to acknowledge these employees leads to a decrease in commitment and higher turnover

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Improving Employee Engagement And Team Morale

This overlooked, but critical, aspect of the facility manager’s role can reap long-lasting benefits

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Gap Analysis: Teach Your Employees The Skills They Lack

Train staff on the skills they need. These programs help facility managers identify what's missing

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Successful Onboarding Starts Here

Follow this onboarding checklist to integrate new hires into the organization. Assign a mentor to help employees feel connected even faster.

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Attracting Millennials To Facility Management

Making the industry appealing to Millennials requires new strategies and a different mindset

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Facility Management Salaries and Compensation

Pay scales broken out by geography, individual titles, market type, facility size and more.

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Top Facility Management Skills Needed To Succeed

Discover the four key functional knowledge areas and cross-functional competencies required of facility management today

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Great Teams Lead To Great Projects: People You Hire Matter!

The key to identifying high-performing teams is to allow them to leverage their expertise throughout the project cycle

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Tribal Knowledge Transfer...The True Value And Real Risks

As Baby Boomers continue to retire, the problem of retaining their expertise and "Tribal Knowledge" grows

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Building Relationships With Top Management

How to align the facility department with the goals for the entire organization and create a valuable relationship with management

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Information Flow To Frontline Employees

Too often, leaders create “in groups” and “out groups” of frontline employees, which damages teamwork

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Succession Planning and Institutional Knowledge Management Benchmarking

As many seasoned facility management professionals begin retiring, there will be a palatable lack of the institutional knowledge

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Charismatic Leaders Can Improve Morale

The best leaders have charisma. Yes, it is a natural talent, but it can also be taught and learned. Find out how in 20 minutes

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Secrets To Accelerate Your Career

Feel stuck in your career? Get help from a certified career coach and start advancing today

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Solving The Talent Crisis For Skilled Trades

Tips for recruiting, hiring and retaining the next generation of building operations employees and engineers

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Assembling The Perfect Team Of Internal Staff And External Partners

Learn how to use a new assessment tool that combines human sigma with six sigma

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Promoting Careers In Building Operations And Skilled Trades

For years, facility managers have been challenged to recruit, hire, and retain the next generation of building operations employees. Get answers in this quick video

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Bridging The Baby Boomer Retirement Wave

With the average age of facility engineers hovering in the 50s and increasing the rate of their retirement, it should be of no surprise that it is getting harder to find and hire skilled maintenance workers

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Emotional Intelligence For Facility Managers

When the stakes are high, emotions are charged and passions are overflowing. The way for managers to thrive in these situations is through emotional intelligence