Recruitment trends - Is resilience sustainable?
Recruitment in the sustainable business sector has bucked the trend and remains relatively buoyant. We ask some recruitment experts why
Against the backdrop of a stagnant global economy in 2012, recruitment prospects in sustainability and corporate responsibility might be expected to be bleak. Additionally so, if you also consider that in the recent past many companies have grouped corporate responsibility within marketing and communications – always the first budgets to be cut in difficult times.
The reality, however, is far more positive and a testament to how far corporate responsibility has become an integral part of business rather than a veneer to appease stakeholders.
Georgina Stevens runs sustainability consultancy One Pumpkin, which offers a range of sustainability services, including recruitment support. She says: “I am regularly asked by people in my network to help them either get into or move up/around in the CR and sustainability world, and the last year has felt like there has never been a better time to work in the sector.”
Stevens has seen “a lot of...