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GTI supporting the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance

17 / 01 / 2022Nick King

GTI is a partner of the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance (SRA) which aims to help employers become more environmentally friendly in their recruitment practices.

The SRA is asking recruiters to review their early talent recruitment processes, identifying opportunities to cut waste and make carbon savings; to reduce their carbon footprint, taking real and measurable action to ensure the sustainability of everything they do in the early talent space; and to report their activities annually to the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance in order to build an annual industry impact report.

An example is reviewing the traditional practise of handing out free merchandise to prospective students and graduates at events.

Working with SRA, GTI is;

  • conducting research through its student market research consultancy Cibyl, to understand student views surrounding sustainability in recruitment.
  • adding a new award to the targetjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2022. The Sustainability in Early Talent Recruitment Award is sponsored by the Alliance and recognises the commitment made by an organisation to take a more eco-friendly approach to early talent recruitment. The award will be judged by a panel of professionals led by the co-founders of SRA.

Laura Yeates, Founder of the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance and Head of Graduate Talent at Clifford Chance outlines the Alliance’s mission:

“We want to create and empower a deeply connected ecosystem of stakeholders, including early talent recruiters, universities, and student organisations, who are committed to reducing their collective carbon footprint and embedding sustainability at the heart of their practices.”

In the first 12 months, 40 organisations have signed the SRA pledge and it is hoped this number will continue to grow as the need to reduce our carbon footprint becomes ever more urgent.

Learn more about the Sustainable Recruitment Alliance and its achievements so far here.

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