Digital skills gap is challenging security of UK companies

Nearly half of CISOs (48%) say that the skills shortage in their teams or organisations is the biggest people-related challenge their business is facing this year, closely followed by a lack of applicants for vacancies (36%). That’s according to new research from cyber security solutions provider BSS that explores How CISOs can succeed in a challenging […]

Enterprise ‘will spend $70bn on smart energy’ by end of the decade

Enterprises facing a staggering $1.73trillion global energy bill will spend $70bn on smart solutions by 2030 to achieve renewable power and energy independence. A report from ABI Research outlines how escalating energy prices pose a formidable obstacle to businesses and industries worldwide. By 2023, those prices will surge to a global $1.73 trillion enterprise spend […]

Gen Z and Millennials on the front foot when it comes to workplace change

Younger workers are calling for enhanced wellbeing, sustainable and digital workplace practices to a greater extent than any other age cohort – and are willing to look at alternative employers if their needs aren’t met. That’s according to research from food giant Compass Group and Mintel, which analysed insights from 35,000 global workers across 26 […]

IWFM data: FM market optimism down, economic dangers up

IWFM’s latest research into the performance of the workplace and facilities management sector has revealed a dampened outlook for 2023, with higher costs, squeezed cash flows, and a stuttering economy among the challenges causing more than double the proportion of FMs to expect worsening market conditions compared to 2022 (15% in 2022, 31% in 2023). […]

Grid instability ‘jeopardising energy security for data centers’

A new report has mapped out temporary opportunities for facility stakeholders in major European data centre markets to maintain site resilience in a challenging climate. Titled Uptime on the Line, the new two-part whitepaper from Aggreko interviewed 700 data centre professionals consulting for large businesses in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway and […]

Start Fresh campaign to encourage hiring of ex-offenders into FM roles

One in three (30%) UK businesses in the private sector do not currently employ any ex-offenders, despite the majority (62%) saying they are struggling to fill positions and 43% finding it difficult to fill in excess of ten current vacancies. That’s according to a new study commissioned by Sodexo, the food services and facilities management […]

Carbon management software spend to hit $256m by 2027

Banks, insurers, private equity and investment managers are driving a spending boom in carbon management as they gear up to meet regulatory standards. That’s according to a new report from independent research and advisory firm Verdantix, which predicts global spending on carbon management software across the finance industry will rise fivefold to $256 million by 2027 […]

Key challenges for Net Zero offices laid out in BCO report

Delivering Net Zero Carbon in the Workplace, produced by University College London Consultants (UCLC) for the British Council for Offices (BCO), identifies the barriers that businesses are facing as they strive to drastically reduce their workplace carbon footprint. The report, informed by over 100 office occupiers and building professionals, outlines the measures that can be […]

87% of business leaders expect to increase sustainability investment in short-term

87% of business leaders expect to increase their organization’s investment in sustainability over the next two years. Customers are the primary stakeholder group creating pressure for organizations to invest or act on sustainability issues, selected by 80% of executives, followed by investors (60%) and regulators (55%). “Sustainability enables businesses to cope with disruption,” said Kristin […]