We pride ourselves on our commitment to creating a positive and inclusive work environment where diverse opinions and perspectives are valued and a true meritocracy exists. We understand that only through a culture that empowers our people can we best support our customers.
SThree has launched a number of initiatives and programmes to support inclusion, flexible working, mentoring, and we have invested in the development of our current and future leaders as well as in technology and innovation.
"It’s about diversity of thinking, opinions and contributions, which people from different backgrounds bring into the workplace."
Key to our inclusion strategy is our Identity Programme. Created in 2011 to support the development and progression of women, our Identity Programme has now evolved to embrace diversity in all its forms.
The programme has provided tools and information, developed a support network, highlighted successful role models and held forums to share ideas. As part of our commitment to creating an inclusive environment we have also built a global network of inclusion champions and sponsors.
"Our goal is to create a workplace where people feel comfortable in sharing their unique opinions and where everyone’s voice is heard."
Our learning and development supports our people's career at all stages. It drives their desire to become experts in what they do.
Our in-house team produce tailored training and intensive developing programmes, ranging from a six month on-boarding training for people joining our business to behavioural based programmes for our management teams.
"Investing in our people is the same as investing in our clients. At the end of it all is providing a fantastic customer experience."
At SThree, we know mentoring is a great way to foster diverse talent to enter management roles and share knowledge throughout the business.
Mentoring provides enormous benefits by helping our people fulfil their potential and by strengthening relationships across offices, brands and even continents.
“My mentor has given me so much advice including on how to handle difficult situations and building effective management teams.”
We’re committed to creating flexible work arrangements to ensure our people can strike a balance in their work and home life. Our Maternity Buddy Scheme has played an integral role in 87% of employees returning to work after maternity leave.
“When coming back from maternity leave I found a really good balance that works for my career and my home life.”
Our first Gender Pay Gap Report shows an overall median gender pay gap of 6.3% among UK employees and has provided us with useful insights which we will use to further our commitment towards creating the best environment for our people.Read our report
“This topic is not new to us. We’ve deployed a number of initiatives to improve gender balance at senior level.”