SThree has published its inaugural white paper ‘How the STEM World Works’ today. This research examines and reveals the changing expectations of sought-after specialists in STEM, and what employers need to consider to attract and retain these highly skilled professionals.
The insights were pooled from 5,000 STEM professionals and organisations across the UK, US, Germany, Netherlands and Japan.
Highlights from the white paper include:
- The demand for contract workers is rising, with dynamic organisations recognising their value as they rebuild operations in uncertain post-pandemic economies.
- Salary and benefits are still the top consideration for STEM candidates when searching for new roles. Companies that delay in recognising market value risk missing out on sought-after specialists.
- Flexible working options are no longer regarded as an added benefit – they are now expected to be a standard given of employment.
- By extending their recruitment search to other sectors, STEM organisations can increase their options considerably – and with it their chances of finding the most suitable candidates.
- STEM employers can enhance their attractiveness to top candidates by ensuring that they have a positive impact on society and the environment.
Timo Lehne, CEO, explains “I’m delighted to announce the launch of our new study ‘How the STEM World Works’. Our new report reveals the trends that are shaping recruitment across STEM sectors and examines what is driving STEM professionals in today’s climate. STEM skills are part of the solution in building the future the world needs. We’re pleased to share what’s motivating them and what employers should be thinking about when it comes to hiring sought-after specialists.”
How the STEM World Works
Notes to editors
SThree plc brings skilled people together to build the future. It is the only global pure-play specialist staffing business focused on roles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (‘STEM’), providing permanent and flexible contract talent to a diverse base of more than 9,000 clients in 15 countries.
The Group’s c.2,700 staff cover the technology, life sciences, engineering, banking and finance sectors.
SThree plc is quoted on the Premium Segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority under the ticker symbol STEM and also has a US level one ADR facility, symbol SERTY.
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