CoreNet Amsterdam – ‘It’s not business, it’s personal’

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The measurement of the success of corporate real estate and the workplace is moving from financial metrics to those focused around employee experience. While traditional metrics such as total occupancy cost and ROI will continue to play a key part in how CRE functions are measured, a broader range of metrics are becoming increasingly important. These are focused on human …

Looking after mental health with… Terrarium gardens?

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 Last week, the M People got together for our latest quarterly team day. After a general company update and some creative brainstorming, we spent a large portion of the morning talking about mental health wellbeing. As a member of the Time to Change movement, we want to help end the stigma around mental health and ensure that staff feel supported …

A week in the world of PR

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For one week only, our office junior Jude abandoned his usual admin tasks and shadowed Cathy, Magenta’s MD, as part of his sixth form work experience programme. This week has been unlike any other. Rather than being in the office all the time, supporting my usual boss, Katina, our office and wellbeing manager, I’ve been up and down the country …

Beating those Monday blues

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By Katina Byford-Winter, Magenta’s office and employee wellbeing manager Today marks Blue Monday, the most depressing time of the year. The term was coined after a 2015 study by Cardiff University calculated that the third Monday of every January is the gloomiest day on the calendar. It’s something we understand innately as a PR business. The rigours of the job …

Magenta is changing its approach to mental health…

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Earlier this year, I attended a conference organised by the Women in FM group on the theme of Challenging the Mindset. The theme could have easily referred to the gender pay gap and sexual harassment of women which have hit the headlines recently. But it was the taboo subject of mental health at work which was the key topic of …

A busy week for the M-People!

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Last week saw a busy couple of days for the M-People! On Thursday, for example, Ollie, Jo, and Esme were all at different events across London and Brighton. With Jo at the Workplace Wellbeing & Stress Forum, Esme at Estates Gazette Office & Workplace Summit, Ollie at the Wired Sussex Thought Leadership breakfast session, and Carole at the Fire & …

FM Inspired 2017 round-up

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Magenta’s MD Cathy Hayward took to the stage to moderate the FM Inspired conference on 5 October at The O2 Intercontinental Hotel in London. The conference had an exciting line up of speakers to inspire industry practitioners looking to learn new ideas, explore and share knowledge. Cathy managed the main stage and firstly introduced Oliver Heath, TV personality and biophilic …

Do you want free fruit for your office for a month?

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One of Magenta’s clients is looking to conduct some research into the benefits of having free fruit in offices. We’re looking for a London-based office with at least 200 staff who would be willing to host this research for a month. Over the course of a month, our client would supply baskets of free fruit to people within your office, …