Workplace facilities, such as the equipment used and how office space is utilised, can have a big impact on employees' working environment.

A “facilities agreement” is a formal agreement between an employer and a trade union setting out what facilities the employer provides for the union.


On your bike: Office facilities for the 21st century commute

With rail fares set to increase and the continued threat of strikes, how should employers support staff to try out...

hot desking and flexible working

Eight reasons to turn the tables on hot-desking

3 Jul 2015

With the use of hot-desking and the number of flexible workspaces on the rise, David Whincup, head of the London...

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How can HR drive the best use of office space?

4 Jun 2015

Investment in office space is increasing, yet so is flexible working, meaning offices are rarely at full capacity. A new...

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HR given task of ensuring lessons are learned from disasters

2 May 2008

Health and Safety Executive chair Judith Hackitt has called on HR professionals to ensure lessons learned from disasters such as...

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Sports Council of Wales invests £2m in Welsh workforce fitness

18 Jul 2007

The Sports Council for Wales  is to invest funding of £2m into growing the fitness of the Welsh workforce.The council will...

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Toshiba wins £30,000 prize to transform smoking room into staff gym

4 Jul 2007

Electronics manufacturer Toshiba has won a £30,000 prize to transform its smoking room into a gym.
This week, staff will...

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Better work by design: the workplace environment

15 May 2007

A badly designed, poorly organised work environment is detrimental to productivity and health. Sally O'Reilly reports.

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Managing risk and responsibility

1 May 2007

Risk is a natural part of running a business. But how does an organisation ensure it manages those risks effectively?

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Business continuity slips off radar as half UK firms ignore threat of unforeseen disruption

21 Mar 2007

Less than half of UK organisations are preparing for business disruption, despite fears of upheaval caused by extreme weather conditions...

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Union slams ‘hair-brained’ proposals to cut desk clutter at HM Revenue & Customs

15 Nov 2006

Workers at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have been told their desks must be clutter-free to promote “efficient business processing”....

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Feeding frenzy

12 Sep 2006

Anne-Marie Balfour advises employers of their obligations towards employees who are breastfeeding

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Northgate Information Systems ditches Buncefield head office

6 Feb 2006

HR services firm Northgate Information Solutions has decided to abandon its Hemel Hempstead head office after it was partly destroyed by the explosion at Buncefield oil storage depot two months ago

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Face off

9 Aug 2005

Meetings dominate the way in which we do business today. Can virtual meetings ever really replace face-to-face meetings?

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Building worker dies at Heathrow’s Terminal 5

5 Aug 2005

The HSE is investigating an on-site death at Heathrow's Terminal 5.

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Car-sharing drive cuts the cost of commuting

12 Jul 2005

More than 1,000 employees in Surrey have signed up to an innovative car-sharing scheme being run by the council.Staff in...

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