Facility Forum Magazine
The SUMMER 2019 issue is available on a fully interactive platform optimized for mobile reading. That means whether you are at your desk or on the go, your magazine is easy to access and even more comfortable to read. The new reading view makes reading easy with scrolling articles that automatically adjust to display content legibly on your screen. This reader-friendly view also guarantees you don’t ever have to strain your eyes looking at magnified images.
Stand out with Facility FORUM magazine! Promote your company’s products and services to 100% of ORFA members. To view your advertising options click here.
We would appreciate your comments or suggestions. Your email will be kept private and confidential.
Thanksgiving Day Public Holiday – October 14
Many employees will get the day off with pay on Thanksgiving Day. At some workplaces, you must work if asked by your employer. If you have to work, your employer may have to pay you one-and-a-half times your regular pay rate, plus any other public holiday pay. Public Holidays I Special rules & exemptions
City Time Theft Results in Job Loss and Suspensions for 15
Eight City of Winnipeg staff were recently fired and seven were suspended after an internal review prompted by a tax payer group investigation identified their poor conduct. More
Workplace time theft is an issue that many managers are called upon to address. Extended breaks, checking personal social media or using sick leave inappropriately are some of the ways financial resources are often wasted. The ORFA developed the “Understanding and Correcting Worker Time Theft” guideline to assist in better understanding the issue. More
RFAM - Asset Management Software Gains National Traction
The ORFA investment in the Ontario Good Roads/MARMAK recreation facility asset management software (RFAM) that allows recreation facility management to create and maintain a comprehensive inventory of all infrastructure is being adopted by other provinces and territories. The inventory tool is available as a benefit of membership to all ORFA members, with other modules available for a modest monthly commitment. The design of the data collection systems was developed with input from ORFA’s Technical Advisory Committee members with a goal to standardize basic information collection and to assist users in quickly developing a custom program for their operations. The ORFA is pleased to see licensed partnership agreements struck with the Recreation Facilities Association of British Columbia, Alberta Recreation Facility Personnel, Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia, Recreation Prince Edward Island, and the Ontario Trails Council. Asset management will continue to be a priority for all communities. If you have not started to collect the information, you are encouraged to begin. If you have started to collect the information, it is easily transferred into this user friendly tool. More
Global Esports Economy Will Top $1 Billion for the First Time in 2019
As facility managers work hard on attracting users to their facilities, and parents try and keep their children from locking themselves in a virtual world, the reality of the economics attached to e-sports is real. More
League of Legends states that in 2018 they have 67 million monthly players, 27 million daily players and 7.5 million peak concurrent players. The 2018 esport world championships had more than 200 million viewers. It is suggested that esports will have more viewers than NFL Football by 2020. All facility stakeholders need to be aware of this potential challenge and adjust operations accordingly. More