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Facility Management: The smooth operation in focus

Below you can read the interview I gave to  HR Professional magazine and for the special tribute Facility Management (November 2014 issue). 

Supporting and maintaining a firm’s “fixed assets” is the second largest expense after payroll. Proper management and ensuring proper operation lies in the areas of support of facility management, while, according to current trends in the field, they now seem to actively contribute not only to reducing operating costs, but also to improving the quality of services provided. services as well as maximizing the performance of organizations.

What is the importance of facility management for a company?

As facility anagement for an organization should mean the ability to instruct a reputable outsourced any support function, which improves the efficiency of ore usiness .

What related functions do companies usually choose to outsource and what are the criteria for selecting a provider?

It is a fact that in our country, these functions mainly include services that respond to issues of hygiene and safety of employees, such as cleaning, storage, technical maintenance, catering , landscaping, green maintenance, etc. In contrast, in more advanced markets (Western Europe), these services extend even to an organization’s administrative functions, such as HR services Accounting , Marketing , etc., that is, anything that may involve a company’s non – core activities.

The criteria by which a provider should be selected are its Financial Health, its Proven Experience, as well as the Cost Reduction that it can bring to a potential collaboration.

What are the benefits of this partnership for the company itself?

The resulting benefits are:

  1. Peace of Mind in everything related to non – core activities.

  2. Increase productivity & efficiency , because now companies are focusing even more on Core Business . At the end of the day, this should translate into Increased Profitability.

  3. Cost Reduction , because we are now talking to a Man about Everything with all that entails.