Potential employees ARE excited to work for a company with sustainability initiatives. It's true. I post a lot of positive statistics about employee recruitment and retention in organizations who have adopted sustainability initiatives. Over the past several weeks, I have been able to see it for myself during our own hiring process.
Applicants, while certainly interested in the position, also asked a variety of questions about MeetGreen's initiatives. They were interested in how we got started on this path, what challenges we face, about the meeting industry's initiatives and how sustainability plays out in our everyday work. Each person we interviewed expressed an interest in being involved with a company striving to make a difference in the world, no matter how green they were personally. All were interested in learning more about environmental and social responsibility and there were a few who could teach us a few things too! Our newest employee will certainly add to our “bandwidth” in sustainable events and we will learn from each other along the way.