As we draw 2017 to a close, and look ahead to 2018, we’re already stocking our cupboards with the newest and most exciting food trends. We’ve researched far and wide to see what experts are saying we’ll all be eating over the coming year, some sound appetising, others…. Not so much! Over the next month, we’ll be sharing just how you can infuse your diet with 2018’s hot list, for today, we’re giving you our top ten food trends for 2018.
As of April 2017, all companies with over 250 employees must publish their gender pay gap within the next year. This will affect 9000 companies, employing 15million people. But what do we mean by a gender pay gap? And how will this procedure work, in practice? Never fear, in today’s blog, we’re sharing all you need to know about the gender pay gap legislation.
Here at The Watercooler Today, we are keen on keeping up with the latest trends and changes in the Facility Management World. That’s why today, we’re considering the newest emerging force of Facility Manager, the Millennial. By 2025, Millennials will account for 75% of facilities managers. This seismic change will bring about transformative shifts in working styles, preferences, and principles throughout the industry, that is why it is so important to take the time now to understand this newest cohort.
Today marks a historic day, the prime minister, Theresa May has triggered article 50, beginning a two year process that will result in the UK leaving the European Union, an institution we have been part of for 44 years. There has been much discussion about what this means, politically and socially, for the UK, but what does it mean for facilities management? We’ve undertaken some detective work to find out for you. Continue reading “The impact of Brexit on Facilities Management”
It’s simple to see when office design is done well, it’s far more complicated to know how it is done, and, even more importantly, how not to do it. We’ve been talking to interior office designers, to gain a few hints and tips for how to design your office. They’ve provided us with their five office design no-no’s, and we’ll share them with you here. Continue reading “5 Office Design No-No’s”
Studies have shown that improving mental health in the workplace increases productivity, efficiency, and reputation. 21% of workers surveyed have called in sick due to workplace stress, indicating low employee engagement and high absenteeism. In today’s blog, we’ll be discussing some top tips to foster and encourage mental wellbeing in your office or workplace.
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Much like water itself, the water industry is fast moving and unpredictable. In order to help you keep up with what’s going on, we’ve investigated the current state of affairs within the water industry, as well as what we predict will be happening in the coming months and years. Continue reading “What’s next in the water industry?”
Previously, we’ve discussed the importance of providing hydration within the workplace, and this week we’ll be providing you with our favourite tips on how to ensure that your workplace is hydrated, happy, and healthy.
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It’s an established fact that we use far more water than the earth is able to provide for us. Less than 1% of the world’s fresh water is available for human use (the majority being frozen, underground, or salt water), and yet each individual uses around 150 litres of water per day. With the earth’s population growing far quicker than is sustainable and global warming leading our rainfall to become increasingly erratic, it is everyone’s responsibility to cut water usage.
We spend around 109,980 hours of our lives at work, and therefore, this is where we fulfil most of our water usage. Indeed, industries and public institutions use over 25% of water used in most major cities. Today, we’re going to be discussing how to save water in your workplace. Continue reading “Three steps to saving water in the workplace”
Today, we’ll be discussing something few of us ever stop to think about… staying hydrated whilst driving. We’ve previously given much thought to why you should stay hydrated in the gym, but why should you stay hydrated whilst driving? Bear with us, and we’ll tell you why and how you should keep your hydration levels up whilst driving. Continue reading “Keeping hydrated whilst driving”