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How the STEM World Works

This report provides special insight into the career journeys and big picture dynamics that directly and indirectly shape STEM recruitment.

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02 August 2022

Tackling the skills shortages within the life sciences industry

The burgeoning life sciences industry is facing a skills shortage, particularly in digital, data and engineering. How can it close the gap?

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21 July 2022

The rise of the contractor

With unemployment at a low and many companies open to new and unconventional working practices, contracting, and how it’s delivered, is o...

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13 July 2022

STEM professionals want planned-in career development

STEM professionals don’t just want a job they expect employers to offer them opportunities that help develop their careers

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12 July 2022

A brighter future beckons for women in STEM

How do we keep the momentum going to support more women in their pursuit of a career in STEM?

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08 July 2022

Money is talking

Salary and benefits are the top consideration for candidates when looking for a job and they can afford to play hardball

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07 July 2022

Now it’s time for employers in STEM to be flexible

To attract the best, most diverse talent, employers must embrace a flexible approach

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14 June 2022

Reskilling in an age of automation

As automation accelerates changes in the workforce, could displaced workers be the answer to the STEM talent shortage?

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02 June 2022

Environmental engineers needed to clinch net-zero’s net gains

Environmental engineers are crucial to the sustainable transformation that's required to meet net zero targets.

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23 May 2022

Following the science: have Covid vaccines boosted public confidence in STEM?

How has the rollout of Covid vaccines changed public perceptions of the work that scientists do? Find out more

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17 May 2022

Mobile is still first, but the skills you need are changing

The app development industry is booming, but the skills you need as a business are changing. Find out what they are

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10 May 2022

The emerging importance of continuous intelligence

Continuous intelligence software is set to double in 2022, so what is it and why is it important for businesses?

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05 May 2022

What will the future of work look like for STEM professionals?

The pandemic has affected the way many in STEM fields work but not everyone has been impacted equally, so what will the future of work lo...

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03 May 2022

How is smart data transforming work?

Big data has helped many organisations solve problems, but in the future will smart data drive deeper insights?

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08 March 2022

Break the bias: how we can empower more women in STEM

Women in Tech founder discusses how bias against women in STEM fields can be countered by increasing levels of female participation.

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11 February 2022

Nine women leading the way in science and technology

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science with pioneers making a difference.

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13 January 2022

Placing specialist life science skills with a global leader in Covid-19 vaccine development

Seeking people with extensive experience for roles that were essential for the development and delivery of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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21 December 2021

Building a diverse and inclusive workforce for the 21st century

How partnering with Schneider Electric, recognised as one of the world's most sustainable companies, helped build a better future.

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10 December 2021

Finding reliable talent for a utility-scale solar farm construction project

How ENGIE, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions, began construction on a 200-megawatt utility-scale solar farm in Anson, Texas

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25 November 2021

Building a diverse workforce in the Asia Pacific region

Assisting our financial services client to map the market and source candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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26 October 2021

Being a climate conscious business

How climate change is affecting our business and the STEM markets we operate in with independent sustainability consultancy Avieco.

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25 October 2021

Encouraging students to save the planet by choosing a career in the green sector

Inspiring young people to turn their passion for the environment into a career.

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22 October 2021

Empowering our colleagues to help the environment

Everyone at SThree gets 40 paid volunteering hours a year. Read about how our teams around the world are helping the environment.

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21 October 2021

Finding niche STEM talent teams to help renewable energy clients grow fast

Infinis required niche electrical and engineering skills to help them focus on their expansion into a new solar energy division.

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06 October 2021

Finding female leaders for a MedTech client

How people with different backgrounds, expertise and viewpoints can help teams make more effective decisions.

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29 September 2021

Supporting a sought after specialist through a mid-career switch

How a candidate returned to the banking sector after the pandemic led to hiring freezes and volatility in the market.

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15 September 2021

How expertise in niche fields kept a US wind farm construction project on track

Global renewable energy construction company benefits from key hires with specialist skills in wind turbines.

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02 August 2021

Finding local talent for a major US food and beverage manufacture

Solving a problem during the pandemic required a new approach when additional staff were needed during lockdown when demand soared.

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30 July 2021

Helping Arevon Energy reach its growth goals

How building a trusted relationship helped source a varied range of skilled professionals.

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09 July 2021

Placing a complete team to deliver a multi-departmental CRM system

Following a false start by another provider, a new perspective was needed to recover and deliver a project for a leading UK University.

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24 June 2021

Building a new flagship store app on a tight timeline

Even when you’re a large global e-commerce retailer, finding experienced mobile developers at short notice presents a challenge.

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17 June 2021

Helping end the cycle of talent turnover

Supporting a major financial services client with their recruitment process to realise efficiencies and improve retention.

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04 June 2021

Now is the time to energise the future of work

We've partnered with Samuel Durand on a new documentary exploring the future of work

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13 May 2021

Challenging gender bias and inequality to build a more inclusive future

If you can’t get a seat at the table, create your own table. Sunny Ackerman, President of SThree Americas, discusses this years IWD theme.

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30 March 2021

How can we achieve an equal future for leadership in STEM?

Learning from experience: hear from six female leaders across various industries about their leadership journey in our roundtable discussion

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05 March 2021

Choose to challenge this International Women's Day 2021

IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group, or organisation specific.

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26 February 2021

IR35: How to tell if your umbrella company is compliant

Commercial Director Charlie Cox explains how to avoid non-compliant Umbrella Companies – and how to spot a good one.

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22 February 2021

Freelancing during the Covid-19 pandemic

A look at the challenges faced during the pandemic, with tips on how you can enjoy the advantages of self-employment.

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17 November 2020

Challenging perspectives on traditional people management ideas

How reshaping traditional ideas within people management could help us rebuild the future.

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10 November 2020

Geographical borders – a real barrier to STEM, or a mindset problem?

As businesses re-address hiring plans, how can adopting a new mindset unlock a world of opportunity?

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20 September 2020

Empowering the engineers of tomorrow

Project Syncere inspires young people in Chicago to seize the opportunity to learn so they can one day work in STEM jobs.

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30 July 2020

Trust evolution: leaders need to re-think how they engage with their teams

Organisations need to pioneer a revolution in people management if they want to supercharge their future performance, says Tom Way.

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25 June 2020

The future of the workplace is now

Experts discuss the future of work and what it means for the fourth industrial revolution.

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13 September 2019

Driving the future of work through tech

How emerging technology is having a huge impact on the workplace and will benefit those who embrace it.

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07 August 2019

Corporate social responsibility in recruitment

Head of CSR Gemma Branney discusses the importance of ethical procurement in the recruitment industry

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