Recruiting is the first contact you have with Talents who will join your company. Even for the ones you won't recruit, it is important they get the best experience so they have a good image of your company.
This is a unique occasion to broadcast to the market what you stand for, your values as a company and how it translates into the sustainable, high quality recruiting experience you offer.
Focus on what really matters, Unicorns do not exist, neither the candidate with the perfect match!
- Avoid job descriptions with too many requirements, focus instead on behaviors, competencies you want the candidate to have. Please note that too much requirements will likely prevent female to apply.
- Mention your values and your sustainable engagement.
- Allow travel time to be limited and offer flexible working arrangements so you attract different profiles and more female applicants.
- Allow time for pro-bono projects & personal trainings. Encourage it and advertise it (intranet, testimonies...)
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Source social companies that can find diverse profiles (returning mums at work) or allow handicapped workers / workers with particular needs or medical conditions to work from home.
Ensure sustainable practices during the hiring process:
Mums@Work was started in early 2010 as the first career portal in Singapore that supports women to find the perfect balance between being a mum and working. We provide mums with the support, assistance and advice when choosing flexi-time options or when starting a small Mumpreneur business. We also work with Employers who believe in the new way of work.
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Incorporate values & sustainable initiatives in your onboarding pack.
Go digital as much as possible.
If you still need to provide a physical onboarding pack, think about initiatives to provide a sustainable branded pack (T-shirt, notebook, gift card for charities, etc...). See below some possible suppliers.
Define a proper onboarding plan to speed up inclusion, allow performance & drive longer retention.
Your onboarding plan should contain the following:
Some useful onboarding plan checklists and templates (Workable)
Gift and Paper offers generic and customised marketing & promotional products in Singapore and Malaysia. They are not specialised in sustainable products but have an eco-friendly range comprised of notebooks, memo pads, bags...
Left-handesign is Singapore's 1st Plantable sustainable stationery & lifestyle brand playfully designed with light & love. We celebrate collections inspired by simple joys of travel, art, nature, food, impressions as seen in day to day life.Under left-handesign we design all our ‘Plantable Series’ called BĪJ a Sanskrit word that means Seed. Our range of products includes Pencils, Pens and Notebooks, Gift tags which you can plant into an herb like tomato, chili, marigold, tulsi (indian basil), spinach, okra, morning glory, mustard seeds.
Left-handesign was founded with a simple mission: put Nature back into peoples' lives. Through their "PLANT A TREE IN YOUR NAME” Program, they plant a tree for EVERY purchase.
With the rising need to conserve and protect our environment, the first green store (TFGS) encourages individuals and enterprises to adopt environmentally responsible lifestyles, and advocate for Corporate Social Responsibility policies, through the products given away during various occasions and events. We work with partners who are certified for Ethical Practices in their manufacturing process, and our retail brands are very carefully chosen keeping in mind their design, environmental and social impacts.
Gift Empire offers generic and customised marketing & promotional products. They are not specialised in sustainable products but have an eco-friendly range comprised of notebooks, pencils, bags...
Green Prints is an environmental social enterprise that aims to provide the greenest printing solution in Singapore. They believe going green should not incur a premium but should be affordable to everyone.
Their key products include recycled copy paper, sugarcane waste copy paper and namecards, T-shirts made from 100% recycled plastic bottles (via their brand: Plastic Bottle Tees)
At merchandise.blue, we are committed to offering companies alternative textile merchandise, from uniforms to trade show giveaways to towels/napkins to tote bags and other accessories, that are made sustainably and fairly to ensure the long-termwell-being of the planet and for all of us living on it.
We offer both ready-made styles and custom sustainable merchandise items using carefully selected materials and partner with environmental impact in mind. A few examples of the environmentally progressive fabrics that we use in our products include recycled fishing nets, recycled polyester, recycled cotton, seaweed, organic cotton and Tencel.
The « green journey » may feel overwhelming sometimes, but you are not alone.
Our Buddies have tried, succeeded, failed to implement change in their companies. They share their experience so you can learn, take shortcuts, get inspired and ask questions.
Everybody can become a Buddy and give back to the community; if you are keen, get in touch with us.
Claire has spent more than 20 years in the HR field working in global environments, accompanying businesses in their development and transformation.
Working across teams and cultural boundaries, she became passionate about helping teams and leaders navigate through changes and make sustainable decisions for themselves and their teams, balancing the short-term and long-term impacts in organisations.
She moved to Singapore for a professional opportunity 9 years ago. Back in 2016, she added a coaching hat to her HR experience, got trained and certified with the idea that sometimes what employees and leaders are missing is to reconnect with what is really important for them, what makes them successful, or on the contrary slows them down.
In 2021, she launched her own business, combining her HR and professional coaching expertises to accompany individuals and organisations in their journey, with a focus on enabling sustainable People practices.
I have been working in Asia for the past 12 years (Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore since 2014) within the digital and technology space.
I have founded and run several companies in different sectors such as IT Consulting, Education, and the F&B business.
I am passionate about how to use technology as a force for good.
Jing Ying is a marketer with over 10 years of experience. She is currently the Marketing Manager of Sleek, managing brand, comms and CSR for the tech startup. Sleek is a tech startup aimed at helping entrepreneurs set up their companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and the UK with a fully digital experience. They have three pillars: tech for good, sustainability promise, and community initiatives.
She first co-founded and built a social enterprise, Soule, with two friends when she was 16, leading the branding, marketing and sales. The company's mission is to provide youth products with a social cause to empower children in Singapore, China and in disaster-hit areas. A total of 4,627 school shoes, footwear and other suppliers were given to schools and disaster relief sites over the past years. Soule also did CSR consulting for companies in Singapore and China. She worked in a mix of non-profit and agency roles before moving to Sleek.
Most of my professional career was in Sales and Marketing for emissions-intensive sectors (automotive, telecom, oil and gas industries) to say the least…. But I always knew I had to look for a greater purpose. Covid19 slowed down my professional activities and helped me to follow my passion. I decided to open a new chapter and follow a new career path, but to do so, I had to study sustainability.
I particularly like innovation and tech, so I wish to pursue my career with a tech for good angle.
I run a business called Bright Green where I work with corporates to engage employees in impact projects in the areas of environmental and social impact. I also facilitate sustainability learning programs to educate employees on developing an eco-friendly mindset and high impact actions they can take in their homes and daily lives.
Before founding Bright Green in 2020, I have been working in Project Management, Change Management and Continuous Improvement roles within Human Resources and Recruitment. I love that I get to work with organisations that are making commitments to net-zero and inspire employees to make an impact!