facilities management
Inclusion
Women Are Changing the Face of Facilities Management
Charlotte Jensen
Charlotte Jensen

CEO Sports & Leisure,
Sodexo North America

Facilities management has long been a male-dominated career field. In fact, it may be even more lopsided than many other male-dominated fields: In facilities management (FM), men outnumber women in leadership roles by nine to one, according to a recent survey from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

That’s slowly starting to change, however, as a growing number of women are beginning careers as facilities managers. It’s a welcome change, and one that’s likely to improve the quality of life in many facilities. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace Sustainability
Quality of LifeHacks for Keeping Your Energy Costs Low in the Workplace
Quality of Lifehacks
Quality of Lifehacks

Winter brings long nights, cold temperatures—and high energy bills. All of that artificial heat and light uses up energy resources and costs a lot.

While we’re often focused on not running up our heating bills at home, it’s just as important to be aware of skyrocketing costs at the office. Here are a few areas to focus on when cutting costs. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
How a disciplined asset management strategy can directly lead to a better quality of life
Keith Hamer
Keith Hamer

Sodexo Group Vice-President
Asset Management and Engineering

Every organization has a mix of assets on its balance sheet. These probably include infrastructure, human resources, financial assets, as well as some “intangibles.” The key to an organization’s success is getting the most value out of each one.

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Schools Health & Wellbeing
It’s Not the Pollen Count That’s Making You Miserable
Joseph Albright
Joseph Albright

Vice President, Technical Services,
K12 Schools, Sodexo North America

Do you blame the pollen count for your coughing, sneezing and stuffy nose? Do you track the pollen count and stay indoors on heavy pollen days? I hate to tell you, but the quality of air inside of buildings, where people spend about 90 percent of their time, is even more important to your health. Ironically, according to the EPA, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted—and in some cases up to 100 times more polluted—than outdoor air. This is a significant issue in schools, where exposure to allergens, such as dust mites, pests and molds can trigger asthma symptoms. (more…)

Healthcare Services Workforce & Workplace
When a Service Provider is Part of the Team
Dan Bueschel
Dan Bueschel

CEO,
Sodexo Healthcare,
North America

This is the third in a continuing blog series based on the findings from the Sodexo 2016 Healthcare Compendium, a compilation of research that examines the increasing trend toward a focus on value in the healthcare sector. Read the full article: Lowell General Hospital: Partnering for Excellence (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
Using Global Asset Management Solutions Can Positively Impact the Bottom Line
Eric Jouane
Eric Jouane

Senior Vice President,
Facilities Management,
Sodexo North America

This week the facilities management community came together to celebrate World FM Day and honor all the men and women who support the health, safety, productivity and well-being of people who utilize the built environment. In honor of this annual occasion, I wanted to talk about the importance of effectively managing your assets. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
Honoring the Unsung Heroes Who Increase Productivity and Maintain Business Continuity
Dean Johnson
Dean Johnson

CEO,
Service Operations,
Sodexo North America

Today we are celebrating World Facilities Management Day (World FM Day), dedicated to recognizing the men and women across the globe who take on the challenging responsibility of maintaining the safety, efficiency and usability of our workplaces. (more…)

Workforce & Workplace
For Global Organizations, a Single Solution for Asset Management
Roopesh Chetty
Roopesh Chetty

Vice President,
Data Analytics for Healthcare Outcomes

ISO:55000 sounds like the name for the latest addition to the Star Trek fleet, but it’s actually the international gold standard in facilities asset management. This sounds a lot less exciting, unless, like me, you are focused on improving the Quality of Life for clients and customers in their buildings through an improved Asset Management Framework (AMF). For me, ISO:55000 certification is not only exciting, it’s the pinnacle of achievement! (more…)