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TUPE: The Upside

posted 24/11/2016 - 10:57

When the current version of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) appeared in 2006 it is fair to say it was not greeted with unalloyed joy by the majority of employers affected. The business model of companies that use the contract cleaning industry meant that it was directly affected every time a contract wa... | read more

Case Study: Nurturing Staff Talent

posted 17/11/2016 - 13:16

TemcoUK Facility Services’s intelligent, well trained and highly productive workforce is the result of many years’ commitment to the highest possible standards. This is no better demonstrated than by looking at Roger Lee, who, through TUPE, joined Temco when they won the Kodak contract way back in 2001. Roger makes no bones about his... | read more

Is Your Compliance Only Skin Deep?

posted 09/11/2016 - 13:46

Every Facilities Manager knows that lax compliance can have grave consequences, from serious injury to large fines and reputational damage. To maintain the highest standards of compliance policies and procedures must be understood, questioned and reviewed. Every contractor will have a range of policies, including Health and Safety and Environmen... | read more

Is Your Contractor Investing in its Staff?

posted 25/10/2016 - 13:06

Lack of investment plagues the contract cleaning industry. Many contractors are locked into a cycle of low pay and low expectations, combined with poor training and equipment, resulting in poor productivity and at best mediocre service. Lack of investment is clearly a false economy; if your contractor neglects the care of their own staff, they in t... | read more

Intelligent Tendering Through Best Value Procurement

posted 19/10/2016 - 18:17

The logic behind current tendering practice is questionable; the FM specifies in detail the service required, having to predict three years’ requirements and providers merely have to make their service fit. This means that most of the methodology has been dictated before the specialist can bring its expertise and creativity to bear. Think of ... | read more