25 Jul '12, 12pm

When sustainability meets human resources

When sustainability meets human resources

For many, the nexus between sustainability and human resources is an intangible one. As a sustainability recruiter, I live at this intersection -- and witness it being tested every time I begin a candidate search. For the HR professional, being an "employer of choice" is synonymous with sustainability. After all, one of the main tenets of sustainability is maximizing the positive benefits of a business' operations for all stakeholders. For sustainability professionals, the HR team primarily represents employees as a stakeholder group, playing a critical part in forming “green teams” and encouraging employee engagement on environmental and other issues. The potential of the sustainability-HR nexus comes from the HR professionals who sit on their companies' sustainability steering committees, said Lynnette McIntire, a member of the UPS Sustainability Working Committee and ed...

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