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FM Huddle, April 12: Recruitment Challenges

This peer-to-peer networking session is an opportunity to ask questions and share advice about finding your next employees

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Facility Trends: What's in Store for 2024?

Facility leaders share their thoughts on what to expect this year and beyond

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NFMT Remix
fnPrime Members Receive Free NFMT Access

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

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Women in FM
Women in FM: Kristin Podwojski Leads with Empathy

Nonprofit director of operations prioritizes maintenance needs based on how it will serve her campers

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Women in FM Want the Right Sized PPE

Personal protective equipment that doesn’t fit can cause more harm than good

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2023 Facility Management Salaries And Compensation

Pay scales for 9 titles broken down by geography, building type, budget, facility size, experience, and much more

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Women in FM Speak Up: Challenging Stereotypes and Seeking Equality

Women in facilities management say what they wish they could to their male colleagues

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3 Steps to Better Staff Coaching

Facility managers can follow this playbook to effectively engage staff members

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10 Skills for New Facility Managers

The Skills Guide for Facility Managers details 10 must-have traits for those new to the industry

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Women in FM
Encouraging the Next Generation of Women Engineers

When determining how to recruit more women into the engineering field, it is important to discover why they are joining in the first place.

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Leah Withrow Wants More Women in Groundskeeping

The head groundskeeper of the Reno Aces uses social media to recruit Gen Z into the field

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NFMT Baltimore
Attend NFMT Baltimore for Free as a fnPrime Member

The complimentary Elite level registration provides access to all education and networking opportunities

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How Well Do You Listen?

Successful facility managers are good listeners. Learn these seven steps of active listening to improve your skills

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Women In FM
Women in FM: Avoiding Feeling Stagnant In Your Career

Women are looking to develop professionally in order to feeling pigeonholed in their careers

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2023 Facility Management Predictions

Staffing, supply chain issues and workplace changes are the challenges facing FMs

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How To Provide Effective Feedback to Staff

Feedback is a manager’s most powerful tool. It helps cement bonds, strengthen staff performance, and preserve culture

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3 Strategies For Working Smarter In Facility Management

Proactive maintenance strategies will help to offset strained facility resources

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5 Essentials of a Preventive Maintenance Program

How managers can move their organization from reactive emergencies to planned activities 

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Women In FM
What 'Safety' Means for Women in Facilities Management

The workplace shouldn’t be a place where employees feel like their safety is compromised

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Women in FM
Creating the Company Culture of Her Dreams

Angela Testa, senior vice president of operations at American Campus Communities, strengthens operations without compromising a healthy work environment

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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
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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Making A Case For Capital Projects

Given the dollar amounts involved in many facilities-related capital projects, facilities managers can benefit from a solid understanding of capital planning.

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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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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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Help With Recruiting and Retaining Maintenance Technicians

The Maintenance Technician Staffing Report includes data on technician turnover, recruitment strategies, starting wages and salaries, retention techniques and more

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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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The Cost Of Saying ‘No’ To Budget Requests

Facility managers need to track and communicate the data that shows the damage of cost-cutting measures

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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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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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2022 Facility Management Predictions

A look at some of the trends affecting FMs in 2022, including Internet of Things, COVID-19, hybrid workplaces and sustainability

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UPDATED: Facility Management Salaries and Compensation

Pay scales for 10 individual titles broken down by geography, building type, budget, facility size, experience, and much more

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Is Your Janitorial Cost Per Square Foot Priced Right?

This report shows cleaning costs for a dozen facility types. It also analyzes cleaning frequencies for 16 tasks and how they were affected by the pandemic

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Emerging Campus Builds In Resilience from the Start

Old and new challenges in ensuring Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus can withstand a crisis

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Forging Better Vendor Relationships

Tips for evaluating service providers, writing a clearer RFP, and measuring key performance indicators

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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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10 Tips for Justifying Projects to Management

Educating officials on the importance of getting things done involves many obstacles. Here’s how to overcome them

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Passive Design, Active Energy Savings

Passive building principles are gaining momentum. In many cases, passive commercial buildings can approach or achieve net-zero energy.

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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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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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The Office of the Future Will Be Flexible

As return to work gains momentum, facility managers may have some difficult decisions regarding space configuration and footprint. Here’s some advice.

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Enhanced Infection Control with Antimicrobials and Nanotechnology

These tools continually protect surfaces from COVID-19 and other microorganisms

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Re-opening: Keeping Foodservice Safe, Yet Sustainable

How the pandemic has impacted Herman Miller’s foodservice operations

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FMs Playing Important Role During COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

School systems offer up their buildings in effort to increase the rate of vaccines

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How to Improve IAQ With Effective Air Filtration

Learn the 3 things needed for healthy indoor air, understand the difference in air filters, and upgrade filtration in 5 steps