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Our role in a wider society
01 March 2023

Our role in a wider society

Supporting carbon offsetting initiatives with Earthly.

Breaking the Glass (BTG) programme helps to address gender disparity in STEM
01 March 2023

Breaking the Glass (BTG) programme helps to address gender disparity in STEM

Empowering women to access roles and promotions in STEM through our Breaking the Glass community programme.

Diversity in engineering
01 March 2023

Diversity in engineering

Advising and supporting our clients on how to hire without bias.

Carbon dioxide removal is increasing demand for STEM expertise
28 February 2023

Carbon dioxide removal is increasing demand for STEM expertise

Capturing and storing carbon dioxide is set to play an important part in efforts to halt climate change. What jobs and skills will be nee...

The women in science who are building a sustainable world
10 February 2023

The women in science who are building a sustainable world

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science who are in the fight to build a better world.

Micro-credentialing: Can it be The Future of Work And Learning?
09 February 2023

Micro-credentialing: Can it be The Future of Work And Learning?

The value of micro-credentials for workers and organisations

Will the rise of contracting continue?
07 February 2023

Will the rise of contracting continue?

Our research shows that contracting continues to grow in popularity, but will temporary roles soon outnumber permanent ones? Explore what...

ESG during a recession – why should employers still care?
02 February 2023

ESG during a recession – why should employers still care?

SThree’s Director of Purpose and Inclusion, Gemma Branney, shares her views on why ESG becomes even more important during economically to...

Flexible staffing solutions for challenging times
26 January 2023

Flexible staffing solutions for challenging times

Companies increasingly want to staff projects with on-demand and agile STEM skills, during tough times employers want flexible options. F...

How contractors can thrive in a recession
24 January 2023

How contractors can thrive in a recession

A new generation of STEM professionals are turning their backs on permanent positions as contracting becomes more popular. Find out why...

STEM re-skilling will ‘open doors’ for job seekers
19 January 2023

STEM re-skilling will ‘open doors’ for job seekers

The rapid growth of new technologies means new skills are required for future jobs, and STEM can be an answer. Find out more

STEM professionals are well placed to ride out recessions
17 January 2023

STEM professionals are well placed to ride out recessions

During severe economic downturns, employees with STEMs skills are likely to enjoy better job security than those without them. Discover more

The biotechnology that made the world safer
09 December 2022

The biotechnology that made the world safer

Covid-preventing vaccines become a game-changing reality yet were developed in only a year - here's how

Seven challenges employers in STEM face in the next 10 years
07 December 2022

Seven challenges employers in STEM face in the next 10 years

With STEM roles becoming ever more crucial to the global economy, what are the key issues facing companies operating in that environment?

Global hotspots for R&D investment
30 November 2022

Global hotspots for R&D investment

Governments and organisations need to invest in R&D programmes to ensure advancement in the future. Discover more in out world map

The future of digital healthcare
01 November 2022

The future of digital healthcare

Digital healthcare is fuelling demand for new and specialised skills.

Hands-on guide: 9 tips for job seeking in the STEM sector
31 October 2022

Hands-on guide: 9 tips for job seeking in the STEM sector

In this comprehensive guide, Recruitment Consultant Maximilian Rudek provides 9 tips to help STEM professionals land a new role.

Ada Lovelace: ahead of her time
11 October 2022

Ada Lovelace: ahead of her time

As the world celebrates Ada Lovelace Day, we look at the impact that the 19th century mathematician has had on today’s tech industry.

What are the impacts of home working?
10 October 2022

What are the impacts of home working?

On World Mental Health day, we analyse some of the long-term positive impacts and drawbacks of home working

AI: the wind of change in weather forecasting
09 October 2022

AI: the wind of change in weather forecasting

How can artificial intelligence help us weather the storm of a changing climate? We take a look at AI advances and the increasing need fo...

The brave new world of work
22 September 2022

The brave new world of work

Globally, there’s been huge growth in remote working over the past two years. But opinions differ on what the future of work should look ...

Ground-breaking engineering projects
01 September 2022

Ground-breaking engineering projects

From historical ingenuity that broke boundaries to modern-day advancements, we look at some of the world's ground-breaking engineering pr...

Tech talent will transform the logistics sector
19 August 2022

Tech talent will transform the logistics sector

Specialist STEM skills will be crucial to enabling a successful transformation of the logistics industry in order to keep up with demand ...

Tackling the skills shortages within the life sciences industry
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?

The rise of the contractor
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...

STEM professionals want planned-in career development
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

A brighter future beckons for women in STEM
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?

Money is talking
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

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

Reskilling in an age of automation
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?

Environmental engineers needed to clinch net-zero’s net gains
02 June 2022

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

There is a huge demand for environmental engineers to support the sustainable transformation that's required to meet net zero targets.

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

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

The emerging importance of continuous intelligence
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?

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

How is smart data transforming work?
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?

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

How can companies provide meaning to their employees?
22 February 2022

How can companies provide meaning to their employees?

The next Work in Progress documentary explores the topic of purpose in work and how companies can provide meaning to the work they do. 

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

Building a diverse and inclusive workforce for the 21st century
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.

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

Building a diverse workforce in the Asia Pacific region
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.

Being a climate conscious business
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.

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

Empowering our colleagues to help the environment
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.

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

Finding female leaders for a MedTech client
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.

Supporting a sought after specialist through a mid-career switch
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.

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

Finding local talent for a major US food and beverage manufacture
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.

Helping Arevon Energy reach its growth goals
30 July 2021

Helping Arevon Energy reach its growth goals

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

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

Building a new flagship store app on a tight timeline
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.

Helping end the cycle of talent turnover
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.

Now is the time to energise the future of work
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

Challenging gender bias and inequality to build a more inclusive future
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.

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

Choose to challenge this International Women's Day 2021
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.

IR35: How to tell if your umbrella company is compliant
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.

Freelancing during the Covid-19 pandemic
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.

Challenging perspectives on traditional people management ideas
17 November 2020

Challenging perspectives on traditional people management ideas

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

Empowering the engineers of tomorrow
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.

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

The future of the workplace is now
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.

Driving the future of work through tech
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.

Corporate social responsibility in recruitment
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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