The climate crisis is becoming increasingly concerning for the future generation, and environment and sustainability practices in business are required now more than ever. There is also very little trust within corporate sustainability commitments, with some large businesses blamed for ‘Greenwashing’ and exaggerating sustainability efforts. Whether you are a junior employee or a business leader, you can do your part and become a sustainability advocate to spearhead real change within your workplace. To help you become a Green Candidate, Spotlight Recruitment have put together a few simple steps you can embark on this important journey.
Conversations & Awareness
Sustainability advocacy can start small, by talking to colleagues as well as ask questions in meetings. This may seem like a minor step but can spark bigger conversations and changes among individuals and teams. Environment and sustainability is a concept that isn’t talked about enough in mainstream media, so it is very likely that some colleagues and acquaintances have limited knowledge when it comes to sustainable practices
To advertise yourself to recruiters as a ‘Green Candidate’, you should develop your personal brand to reflect this. You could discuss sustainability and start conversations on LinkedIn, which can also help you form professional connections with those with similar goals and interests. It may also be a good idea to read around the topic of sustainability so you can share some well-informed, up-to-date content.
Do you think your workplace could reduce waste? Or maybe the team could work on a hybrid or remote basis which would drastically cut your team’s carbon footprint and increase productivity. Some of these actions may seem unnecessary to some, but publicising your company’s sustainability efforts can also improve public perception and encourage customer loyalty.
If you’re particularly interested in this area and have a passion for protecting the environment, a career in sustainability might be right for you and we recruit with a variety of environmental and sustainability clients. With the expectation of sustainability in business becoming more prevalent, we can anticipate that there will be an increase in roles within this sector in the near future.
Overall, becoming a ‘Green Candidate’ can aid your employability skills, set you apart from the crowd and open doors to new roles and opportunities. Are you looking for a new, exciting opportunity to boost your career and develop your skills? The team at Spotlight Recruitment would be happy to help you land your dream role, so be sure to get in touch today!
Spotlight Recruitment have been hiring standout marketing, digital, design and communications candidates for clients in all sectors since 2008. Read our 5* Google reviews from candidates and clients to find out more how we work. If you would like to discuss hiring plans, new roles or need market-relevant insight, you can reach us on 020 3008 4254 or get in touch at email@example.com.