Seventeen trees, two barrels of oil and approximately 3 cubic yards of landfill space are saved by recycling one ton of paper, according to WebEcoist.
As companies worldwide are going green, they're slowly realizing the financial benefits of using less and less paper. Job sites, such as Monster, offer a paperless data management system that allows users to share personal documents with their online resume. This means that instead of submitting your resume, cover letter and additional required documents by paper, a user can create a portfolio online and share it with employers. For employers, the service is just as easy to work with and cost-efficient. A hiring process used to involve a plethora of paper documents including resume, references, cover letters and background screening
documents – all of which can create a data management mess. "Green recruiting practices such as our paperless document management enable customers to enhance their employment brand and promote their environmental sustainability policy," said Doug Coull, a chief executive officer of a talent acquisition and tracking company. "These enhancements to SmartSearch also improve the candidate's experience by letting applicants conveniently upload, review and update required documentation during the hiring process. Plus, recruiters save time with faster access to employment-related documents."