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Tesco Recruits Slovakians For UK Jobs: Staff’s Huge Carbon Footprint

by | 12th, March 2011

TESCO says it can’t fill vacancies in Britain with British staff so it’s recruiting in Slovakia. Says a wonk for the firm (in English):

“At Tesco we always try to recruit staff from local communities.”

How very noble.

Of course, by the time you’ve paid to travel from Bristol to your job as a shelf-stacker in Newcastle, there’s not much cash left over. Local is best.

“In spite of intensive local recruitment drives and advertising, we can’t always fill vacancies so we have to widen our search.

“It is much more expensive for us to recruit UK staff from elsewhere in Europe, and that’s another reason why we only do this as a last resort.”

Wonder what this does for the firm’s carbon footprint? It’s former CEO one said:

For Tesco this involves something much more than listing a series of environmentally friendly actions, although those do play their part. It demands that we transform our business model so that the reduction of our carbon footprint becomes a central business driver…

For Tesco this involves something much more than listing a series of environmentally friendly actions, although those do play their part. It demands that we transform our business model so that the reduction of our carbon footprint becomes a central business driver…

We must also face up to the debate about food miles. That will mean a whole series of actions to reduce the carbon footprint of our distribution system…

Our staff are crucial. Every Tesco store has an energy champion.

Will Tesco be deciding on its staff by a walking race – first ones to walk from Slovakia to Bournemouth gets the job..?

Spotter: Karen




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