As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, we’re all taking small steps in our personal lives to lower our carbon footprint. Whether we’re lowering our meat intake, cutting down on plastic usage or saving power, a little bit goes a long way. But what about our work life? Sure, we can cycle to work every once and a while, but internally, there are steps we can take. From turning off our monitors when we aren’t using them to larger tasks such as outsourcing HR (human resources), we can all do our bit.
Outsourcing HR tasks such as payroll and recruitment from a professional employer organisation (PEO) can help us lower our carbon footprint as less energy is being used in-house, keeping your green levels down, as well as being incredibly cost-effective. If you need help managing your human resource functions, we can assist in all aspects of payroll, recruitment and immigration, with extensive knowledge of employment law in Latin America to help keep businesses thriving.
If you’re looking to become a more sustainable business, read our top tips below.
Set up a ‘Green Team’
Keeping on top of your recycling and ‘green initiatives‘ can be hard to balance and manage, especially if you have a large number of employees. In order to involve the employees in creating a conscience for the environment and keep the business operations in accordance with environmental guidelines. This not only boosts your company’s reputation, but can give employees an incentive to keep your office thriving.
By introducing green policies and targets, you can work towards changing your business for the better, and allowing yourself to keep up to date with the world’s attitudes to climate change. By turning to an HR outsourcing company, you can divert your attention to making your business more sustainable without having to worry about the ins and outs of payroll and HR functions.
Use Sustainable Suppliers
No matter your business, you’re bound to have an array of suppliers who provide items and necessities for your business. Paper, stationery and even electricity and water companies will all have green policies; some will undoubtedly be better than others. When looking around for different providers, as well as considering the price, try to delve more into their dedication to the planet.
By associating suppliers with great environmental policies, you can boost your reputation as a business that cares about the planet, piquing the interests of prospective employees and competitors alike. By outsourcing your HR services, you can further boost your reputation as an established business by ensuring your company is taking the necessary steps to be as professional as possible.
Small Steps in the Office
If you don’t have the resources to take those big leaps of faith into carbon neutrality just yet, there are plenty of small tasks within your office that can make a big difference. There are plenty of reusable items such as pens and pencils, and even bamboo items to cut down on our plastic waste. You can even encourage employees to carpool or even cycle to work every now and again to promote sustainability.
If you’re looking towards outsourcing your HR team rather than hiring in house, our HR services are perfect for small and large businesses alike. Our team are fully qualified and are dedicated to ensuring that your payroll runs smoothly, implementing professional strategies to keep your employee’s data safe. If you would like to find out more, you can give us a call on 07469 892524, drop us an email at email@example.com or fill out our online form.