The Simplar Foundation is pleased to announce a free new interactive web series, “Ask the FM Doctor”, sponsored by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). In this first-of-its-kind virtual discussion, facility experts provide practical advice in addressing today’s operations, maintenance, workplace management, and procurement challenges. Here’s how it works:
- Teaching Moment (15 minutes): the FM Doctor will kick things off with a brief presentation targeted at a specific topic
- FM Virtual Peer Group (30 minutes): next, we will split up into small groups and give attendees an opportunity to network with each other and have a discussion on a relevant topic. Learn More [links to the FM Virtual Peer group description]
- Ask the FM Doctor – Office Hours (15 minutes or until the questions run out!): we’ll come back together for an open Q&A session. Have a challenging contract renewal? Have a unique situation with O&M? Bring your questions and let’s get it figured out!
The September 19 session is on Recommendations for Today’s Labor Shortages in Facility Management. You are not alone – facility professionals everywhere struggle to find qualified technicians and managers. The solution is to start considering the ‘human factor’ as we adopt leadership strategies to find future talent. It’s not just about “filling the seats on the bus” – we need to find the right people for the right seat if we are to have any chance to sustain our workforce.