As the working year draws to a close, what better time to reflect on the year we've had? In our industry alone, we've seen a whole host of changes and challenges in 2018. With the joining of workplace and facilities management symbolised by the rebranding of the British Institute of Facilities Management into the institute of Workplace and Facilities Management, the relationship between workplace and facilities management has been a strong theme throughout the year. With plenty of other themes also developing and emerging, we round up the key trends of 2018.
Attracting and retaining talent is more important than ever, with graduates and young people seeking an ideal environment to work in appearing at the top of their agendas when looking for a new job. According to , millennials are searching for workplaces that have a flexible environment, sense of community, and plenty of opportunity for personal development. It makes sense. After all, you spend more time at work than anywhere else, so why would you work somewhere that lacks in workplace culture and a healthy and effective overall experience?