The Flexible Green

The Flexible Green

 6 Jun 2019

Like many companies, Resource Harbour takes its ecological responsibilities seriously. At a recent trade fair, we were proud to have the cleanest stand; our banner, laptops and us; no biros, badges or single use plastics ready to hand out. In the office we have a ‘think before you print’ policy, and our stationary is sourced from suppliers who recycle. More than this though, our core business has more than a hint of green.

Resource Harbour specialises in helping businesses diversify their workforce by finding excellent candidates that might not be found by traditional agencies and job boards. We do this via partnerships and events that reach out to professionals who might be overlooked by traditional recruitment methods, or feel unable to apply for standard job ads. 


We recruit full time and part time across IT, finance, sales, marketing, HR and more. We work with businesses to open up their roles to attract and retain amazing people who need a little flexibility to make their chosen career doable. This can be as light touch as working unusual hours to suit the business, through to two people working as a structured job share; staffing a one role with two compatible professionals. Zero hours commuting and remote working are a big part of the range of flexible working options open to companies.

Home working is a big attraction to many of the incredible candidates out there. Working parents can reduce their working day by as many hours as their commute. Older, more experienced staff may well be persuaded to remain in role longer if they can work from home. For example, at one of our recent candidate events, we met a married couple; one an experienced IT professional, the other his partner, who has in recent times been required to be her full time carer. Other than his fantastic CV, what was most striking was how keen both of them are for him to work, and not just for financial reasons but for both of their well being. Wanting to care for loved one and wanting to continue in your chosen career do not need to be mutually exclusive. 

From Forbes, to Wikipedia, the research is out there, working from home reduces the cars on the road, reduces emissions and makes your staff themselves think green; after all every time they print, it’s their paper, turn on a light, it’s their electricity bill. For a business, the costs of office space are reduced and staff retention improves. Of course, there are considerations to ensure remote working really works; not only keeping team spirit and communications alive and well, but also considering how to ensure that employer employee trust levels are high. At Resource Harbour, we offer consultancy services as well as recruitment; consultancy to help you adapt your processes and tools to accommodate a flexible team and embrace the benefits of a diverse, ecologically friendly workforce.

As well as being green about the way we work at Resource Harbour, our team has first hand experience of running a renewables business and we are currently working with a renewable energy company to help find them people passionate about renewables.  We have many affinity partnerships with green organisations so can tap into this hidden talent pool.

If your business is open to flexible working, and wants to resource green, then come talk to us at hi@resourceharbour.co.uk and www.resourceharbour.co.uk.

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