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Three Unexpected Workplace Changes After COVID-19 We Love

The last two years have brought about profound changes to the workplace. Among the most prominent is the accelerated digital revolution brought on by an embrace of hybrid work. This shift has put a lot of pressure on organizations and employees to adapt quickly and figure out how to make things work on the fly... Read more »

For many universities, conducting accurate annual space surveys is a huge challenge. Among other things, this often requires each department to verify floor plans, room functions, and department allocations, particularly instructional space versus organized research space. These surveys are often conducted manually leading to incorrect and inconsistent data, hours of wasted staff effort, and lower... Read more »

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What is Indirect Cost Recovery (ICR)?

FM:Systems is a trusted partner in higher education for indirect cost recovery and reporting compliance. For over 30 years, we have helped universities streamline and automate annual space and NSF surveys and increase their indirect cost recovery. Today, let’s examine Indirect Cost Recovery in greater detail to see how technology plays a role in driving... Read more »

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The 5 HR Trends That Will Define Business Success in 2022

While 2021 provided encouraging milestones that we might soon emerge from the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was still another full year of major changes and challenges for most HR leaders. From finding new strategies to engage a hybrid workforce, to navigating Covid-19 vaccine mandates, to partnering with business leaders to tackle increasing employee... Read more »

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Building a Better Workplace after the Pandemic

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is a membership association of facility management professionals founded in 1980 to support the growing educational and networking needs of facility management professionals. Today it has more than 24,000 members in more than 100 countries.  The IFMA Foundation provides research, supports scholarships, and promotes education through its accreditation of... Read more »

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2022 Workplace Predictions

A few weeks ago, we posted our 2021 Year In Review blog, addressing the biggest changes we saw regarding the nature of work and the workplace. These facilities management trends will undoubtedly continue in the new year, but with new twists. With time to respond to these workplace predictions, we should see more informed organizations... Read more »

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2021 Year in Review

The only reason 2021 wasn’t the most unusual year in our collective memory is because it came on the heels of an even more unexpected 2020. This rang especially true in the parallel worlds of facilities and workforce management.  So much about the way we work remains in flux, and in order to reset our... Read more »

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Welcome to the Neighborhoods

A major workplace theme as we head into 2022 is that of “Refocusing and Rationalizing”. Employers are refocusing their approach to the in-person workplace, and rationalizing their current and future investments to make sure they optimize for both productivity and employee happiness. To get a sense of where our customers are in this journey, we... Read more »