Macdonald & Company are launching the 3rd edition of their annual Salary, Rewards and Benefits Survey and would like your assistance to ensure that the findings are a fair representation of the state of the market. The survey is a confidential set of on-line questions which probe such information as the sex, race, location, education, salary, benefits and company size of respondents from the property industry.
The findings of this survey assist in providing career advice and salary benchmarking to property professionals and employers in South Africa. Clearly, the greater the response received, the more accurate the findings will be. To take part in this survey, and stand a chance of winning one of 3 weekends away for two,click here.
Workplace Strategies Around the World
The IFMA Foundation will be launching a book about “Workplace Strategies Around the World” at World Workplace in October in Phoenix. This book provides practical tools to help Facility Managers from around the globe, in large, mid-size and small organizations lead change in the workplace, both strategically and tactically.
The book examines forces driving change in the office and prepares Facility Managers for the evolving nature of work and the workplace of the future. Sustainability is a “way of life” for most companies. With the emphasis on the triple bottom line -- people, planet and profit -- becoming more popular, this topic is woven throughout the book and addressed in case studies from around the world.
If you are interested in submitting a case study for potential inclusion in the book or know someone who is, please complete the attached template and submit to Kim who will forward it to IFMA.
We are reaching to you, facility managers from around the world, to get a truly international perspective on sustainable facility rating systems as we update the IFMA Foundation's "Sustainability How-to Guide: Green Building Rating Systems." Your input will enable us to detail how the systems differ, cost variances, information about how certifications have been obtained and operational costs have been reduced.
The information requested should be focused on real experiences with green building rating systems and obtaining certifications. Through this survey we hope to answer many of the questions that facility managers have voiced to us and incorporate them in this publication. The guide will also provide case studies that will highlight selected green rating systems.
Please see the following link for the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TF6Q3XV
The survey closes at the end of June.
The authors and the IFMA Foundation thank you in advance for your time and participation in this exciting initiative.
Are you an organisation or agent that has learning or work opportunities and would like to recruit for free from the Department of Labour’s work seeker database?
The duly authorised person acting on behalf of your organisation must register as an Individual first, and once the authorised person logs in he/she will be able to link to your organisation with your UIF reference number.
Your organisation will be able to post opportunities and receive CV’s of matched individuals based on your opportunity criteria.
Note: Currently organisation registration service is available to organisations registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Extended registrations are in progress towards organisations that are not registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund; please stay tuned for improvements.
Awards of Excellence in FM 2016 Winners
Global FM, the worldwide alliance of facilities management (FM) membership organisations, is pleased to announce the Global FM Awards of Excellence in FM 2016 winners as part of World FM Day – its worldwide celebration of facilities management which takes place today (13 July).
“The Global FM Excellence in FM Awards elevates the very best facilities management projects to a global stage. All the submissions are award winners in their own right, as our member organisations select their very best candidates from their organisations over the past year. All of the entries highlight the role that FM professionals play in supporting and enabling business performance.” Said Duncan Waddell, Chairman of Global FM.
The 2016 winners are:
- Platinum Award of Excellence in FM – FMA Australia – Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia
- Gold Award of Excellence in FM – BIFM – Heathrow Airport Limited, UK
- Silver Award of Excellence in FM – IFMA – Centostazioni S.p.A., Italy
FM NOW: MEDIA FACELIFT FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
FM NOW is an exciting new facilities management online magazine that is set to be launched end September. It is edited by veteran FM scribe Terry Owen and published by the prestige powerhouse Asset Publishing, headed by maestro Tony Korsten. It will be a monthly magazine which will masterfully make its way to some 6 000 plus readers! FM NOW will set the industry on fire with its bold design (including video!) and cracking content, including top interviews, opinion pieces by industry gurus, what’s happening this very minute at home and abroad in FM, and covering the entire gambit from operational to strategic practice. Also on the cards are not-to-be-missed seminars, roundtables and breakfast meetings and a host of great events that will highlight problem-solving and the latest in Best Practice, enabling practitioners to build an FM legacy everyone can be proud of.
We’ll keep you posted with newsflashes galore as the countdown to launch approaches!
SABS FM STANDARDS
Great News - The New FM standard SABS 1752: Strategic Facilities Management System – Requirements was approved by SABS on the 10 March, after years of development, public consultation and hard work by various stakeholders within the FM industry!
This ground-breaking standard marks the first FM standard developed in SA, and the standard will serve as a baseline for ISO Standard 410001, which is currently being developed worldwide. SABS 1752 provides the management framework for developing, implementing and improving FM. It incorporates the quality management principles of ISO 9001 and the life-cycle plans of ISO 55000: Asset Management Standards. Requirements for several key performance areas of FM are specified, including the areas of Leadership, Planning, Support, Operations, Evaluation and Improvement.
For those who are keen to get a copy of the standard, go online to:
https://store.sabs.co.za/sans-1752-ed-1-00-1 (Price: R441.18)