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CORENET GLOBAL UK SUPPORTS THE BRITISH COUNCIL FOR OFFICES' "WELLNESS MATTERS" RESEARCH PROJECT & STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION   How to 'Deliver Health & Wellbeing' within the workplace is a major initiative for the CoreNet Global UK Sustainability Community. Earlier this year we hosted a highly successful round table event at Standard Chartered Bank called 'Delivering Wellbeing'. The event was attended by over 80 end user and service provider stakeholders.  At the event the British Council for Offices (BCO) Research Group Chairman, Bill Page, formally announced a major BCO research study ' Wellness Matters: Health & Wellbeing in Offices and what to do ...
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CoreNet Global UK’s mentoring programme was launched last year to provide members at every age and career level confidential, one-on-one support from a team of voluntary mentors to help them achieve their career objectives. Although many organisations offer similar mentoring schemes, this is a completely neutral programme that allows those working in the corporate real estate sector to forge new relationships and seek impartial advice from outside the workplace. The programme, which is currently underway and has attracted numerous members to date, involves relationship building between mentor and mentee, followed by analysis of specific topics and incidents ...
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CoreNet Global UK has launched a study into how businesses can make better business decisions by involving their support functions in the strategic planning process. The research will be carried out by BNP Paribas Real Estate and will examine how IT, HR, sourcing, finance, procurement and facilities management teams can be better integrated in the strategic planning cycle in order to help businesses drive the maximum value from their real estate. To inform the research, BNP Paribas Real Estate has issued a call for evidence, asking people working within support functions for feedback on their company’s existing practices and their views on what could help ...
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Welcome to our first UK Chapter newsletter We want to take this opportunity to share some of the highlights from the year so far and give you an insight into what to expect from the UK Chapter and its Young Leaders over the next few months. We kicked off 2017 with Predictions & Resolutions alongside guest speakers MP Penny Mordaunt, who was appointed Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work last year, Chris Urwin, leader of Aviva’s global real estate research team, and Julian Lyon, a director in Savills’ worldwide occupier team. Click here for their predictions. The Young Leaders held an entertaining evening at The Old Truman Brewery ...
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CoreNets Predictions and Resolutions Breakfast Briefing has become a UK Chapter standard. Every year we invite three individuals from across the industry to provide us with their take on the property market, from the point of view of the occupier, landlord and agent. This year the format was changed slightly as we were lucky enough to have Penny Mordaunt MP, who was appointed Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work last year to give us the governments perspective, alongside Chris Urwin, who leads Avivas global real estate research team, and Julian Lyon, a director in Savills worldwide occupier team. Penny Mordaunts Predictions ...
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Well quite possibly! This is the picture emerging from a new global CRE survey conducted by Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) in conjunction with CoreNet Global as a follow-up to their 2015 study of industry trends. The report states that 'CRE leaders around the world are focused on strategies to attract and retain superior employees and help enhance their productivity. At the same time, they must continually find ways to reduce occupancy costs. The overriding challenge is to balance these two goals, which are often in opposition to one another'. This is so true. Talent management and innovation are considered top of company strategic challenges and the ...
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CoreNet Global UK & UKGBC: Delivering Occupier Health & Wellbeing Consensus is that there has been more talk than action in relation to Health & Wellbeing (H&WB) within the workplace in terms of design and or operational standards. To a degree this is due to uncertainty between fact and fiction in terms of what might constitute a viable strategy; which strategy to follow amongst the myriad of Health & Wellbeing strategies on offer; and their impact on cost and or programme. The solution lies somewhere between what has the greatest near term H&WB benefit and ease or cost of implementation. The case for Wellbeing is well documented and generally accepted ...
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CoreNet Global’s UK Chapter event ‘One Big Day’, held earlier this month, took 250 delegates on a journey into the future. Guest speakers explored what work, life and play will look like in 2040 with a programme that challenged the needs of the wide range of organisations involved in CoreNet. Opening with a “live scene” from the future, actors debated the pros and cons of their lives in 2040, giving delegates an insight into what life could be like with artificial intelligence playing a huge part in managing our day-to-day lives as well as clothing that can monitor our vital statistics, control our body temperature, diet and even detecting illness. ...
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According to the Total Office Cost Survey (TOCS) 2010 the cost of renting a serviced office can often work out to be less than taking a conventional lease on an office with all the associated costs that brings. The TOCS survey looks at the build up of costs for leasing an office including rent, rates, annualised costs, and hard and soft facilities management and makes a comparison across a number of cities in the UK. To compare this with the cost of using a serviced office, Instant looked at the average cost of a workstation in the same cities, and added an allowance for additional services used such as telephones and internet provision. The results ...
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