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People and planet

Building the future the world needs

Helping solve complex challenges

We’re bringing skilled people together to build the future. The talented people we place are solving some of the most complex challenges the world faces today. Alongside sought-after specialists and dynamic organisations we are working to change lives for the better by tackling climate change, developing vaccines and providing the technology used to educate the next generation.

Read our Impact Report 2020

Building a greener future

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Our role in society

By actively reducing our carbon emissions, sourcing the talent needed for the low carbon transition and helping to tackle employment inequity, we have a role to play in building a sustainable future for everyone. At SThree we aim to have a positive impact on society beyond simply what our partners achieve. That means delivering positive outcomes for everyone.

 

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Powered by clean energy

We partner with dynamic organisations to build a future powered by clean energy. Our plan is to double the size of our renewables business by 2024 while also reducing our own carbon emissions by 20% in the same timeframe. And we’ve funded a renewable energy social enterprise in Gujarat, India, which finances 9.9MW of wind power and the education and training of women.

Our targets for 2024

200%

We’re aiming to double to size of our renewables business

20%

Reduction in absolute carbon emissions

150,000

Lives we aim to positively impact

50/50

Proportion of women/men in our senior leadership team

Our recent achievements 

1,832

Hours of volunteering by staff in 2021

28,370

Number of lives positively impacted in 2021

40

Hours of paid volunteering leave each year for every colleague

2014

Year that we became carbon neutral through offsetting

Awards and accolades

Company of the Year, European Diversity Awards 2021

Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year, Recruiter Awards 2020

Think, Act, Report, Gender Equality at Work

B- score, Carbon disclosure rating from CDP

Read our latest insights

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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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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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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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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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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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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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09 March 2021

Women in STEM are stepping up in APAC

The gender gap in APAC for STEM is a long way behind many other countries, this article looks at women in STEM who are stepping up.

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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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07 August 2019

Corporate social responsibility in recruitment

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

Working with SThree

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01 March 2022

2021 Annual Report: Discover how SThree is delivering STEM talent

Read how SThree is connecting sought-after STEM specialists with pioneering global companies in our 2021 Annual Report and TCFD statement.

28 January 2022

SThree ranks top in Support Services sector in Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021

Study published by Management Today puts SThree first in eight of the 13 key criteria.

24 January 2022

SThree named ‘Top Employer’ in Germany for a ninth consecutive year

Top Employer Institute recognises our approach to creating a positive culture and supporting colleagues.

18 November 2021

SThree awarded Company of the Year at the 2021 European Diversity Awards

EDA awards are firmly established as the continent’s most prestigious and widely respected diversity event.

17 November 2021

Samira Alimohammad named on SIA list of most influential women in staffing

Vice-President and General Counsel of SThree Americas, recognised as one of the most influential women in staffing in North America.

21 September 2021

SThree shortlisted for Company of the Year at the European Diversity Awards

SThree is delighted to be included on the shortlist for the Company of the Year award at the 2021 European Diversity Awards.

15 September 2021

SThree appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

Carol McNerney’s diversity of experience will help us achieve our stated ambitions as the number one global STEM provider.

06 August 2021

SThree becomes official partner of the Social Shifters Global Innovation Challenge

Exciting kick-starter programme for new STEM enterprises that will solve the biggest challenges facing the world.

30 June 2021

SThree to introduce a hybrid working model when offices re-open

We listened to colleagues across the businesses and have adopted a hybrid policy allowing our people to work at home and in the office.

18 May 2021

Financial Times names SThree on list of Europe’s Climate Leaders

Recognition acknowledges progress made in reducing our carbon emissions to protect the future of the planet.

31 March 2021

SThree partners with Generating Genius to fund five university scholarship students in the UK

Talented students to undertake computer science and engineering courses at universities in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

11 December 2020

SThree recognised for five years of action against climate change

CDP awards B rating for voluntary disclosure programme after carbon emissions reduced by 12%.

02 October 2020

SThree named Recruiter Awards' Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year

Sustainability strategy recognised for "Strong, mature considerations of impact and social engagement with demonstrable solutions.

07 August 2020

SThree included in FTSE4Good Index for work on ESG practices

Company recognised for more than 1,500 hours of volunteering support during year affected by Covid-19.