Global Pharmaceutical Giant Setting Up Headquarters in London

Global pharmaceutical firm GSK is creating a new corporate headquarters in downtown London, according to WRAL Techwire.

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Mind the Cultural Gap

Guest Post by Sarah Bolas, Director, HCG

Hybrid working has many touted advantages: work life balance, wellbeing, and productivity to name just a few. Organisations have wrestled with ‘office day’ weekly ratios, mandate or not dilemmas, and are grappling with what all of this means for attracting and retaining talent.

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Why fab plant construction requires a holistic strategy

From our Thought Leader Contributor, EY

Guest post by Adrienne Young, Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP; and Sara Lo, CRE Principal, Ernst & Young LLP (with consultation by Ronald Hofmeister, Transaction Strategy Principal, Ernst & Young LLP; and Brian Smith, Tax Principal, Ernst & Young LLP)

Amid ongoing supply-demand imbalances and rising geopolitical concerns, semiconductor companies are contemplating the establishment of new fabrication (fab) plants at strategic locations that can better meet the evolving needs of the market.

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Buildings are energy intensive – in the energy crisis, better efficiency is crucial

Companies can cut energy use while also supporting their sustainability goals amid the ongoing energy crisis

From our Sustainability Thought Leader Partner, JLL

As the global energy crisis intensifies, the public and private sectors face mounting challenges in securing reliable and affordable energy to keep real estate and infrastructure running as normal in the coming months.

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Finding Balance in a New Hybrid Reality

From our Content Contributor, ISS

By Morten Fisker, Chief Consultant, SIGNAL ISS

Remote work is here to stay 

Today’s employees cite reduced commutes, increased flexibility and improvement in work-life balance as the top advantages of working from home. Most prefer to continue working remote even after the pandemic ends. According to recent surveys from international consulting companies such as Deloitte, Gensler, Leesmann and SIGNAL ISS, which is this author’s workplace, employees would like an average of 2.5 remote workdays per week if they could decide themselves.

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PepsiCo To Lay Off Hundreds of Headquarters Employees

News broke this week that PepsiCo is laying off hundreds of corporate headquarters-level employees. 

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Corporate Real Estate Professionals Say That Hybrid Work Will Shrink Office Space Requirements But Lead to Better Work/Life Balance For Workers

A survey of more than 500 corporate real estate professionals conducted by Colliers online and at the CoreNet Global Summit in Chicago in November found that hybrid work will lessen the space requirements for many corporate real estate users of traditional office space. 

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How Desire for Experience is Driving the Flight to Quality

From our Resilient Workplace Thought Leader Partner, Gensler

Picture: 167 N Green, Chicago

This article was originally published on Gensler’s Dialogue Blog.

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Metrics that Matter: It’s Time for a Radical Rethink of Performance Measurement

Guest Post by Cheryl Carron, Head of Global Workplace Management Operations, JLL 

As companies navigate a new world of work, their big-picture priorities are shifting. Businesses are now embracing a more human-centric workplace, one that supports the preferences and needs of individual employees, while also prioritizing sustainability, hybrid work and social value.

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If They’re Not Cutting Jobs, Companies May Be Cutting Other Perks

Tech layoffs are grabbing their share of headlines, with DoorDash and crypto exchange Kraken each adding their voices to growing chorus. 

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Florida as Crypto Capitol, Not All is Lost

The crypto chips continue to fall. 

Kraken, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, is laying off about 30% of its headcount, or 1,100 people, “in order to adapt to current market conditions,” co-founder and CEO Jesse Powell said Wednesday, as reported on CNBC.

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