Green Recruitment – environment or business sense?

As fuel prices climb ever faster and people begin to struggle paying mortgages etc what policies have organisations put in place to play their part in protecting the environment?

How many organisations are putting max distances from home as a legitimate recruitment filter?

Some years ago I had access to some population data in one London borough, it transpired that every morning almost 150 thousand people left the borough for work – and another 155 thousand travelled in!

In London why would people have to travel more than half an hour to work? (this will be different in diff parts of the country).

This will not only benefit the environment but – will reduce congestion, increase work/life balance and potentially increase retention.

Is it time for us to start taking this more seriously?
What are your thoughts?


Mike Morrison is director of RapidBI, an organizational effectiveness consultancy. He has been involved in HR, OD and strategic development for over 20 years. He can be contacted via

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