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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

29 September 2022

How the STEM world works 2022

How the STEM world works 2022

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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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Career aspirations of STEM professionals are changing

STEM professionals' career aspirations are changing. We unearth these changing expectations and motivations in our research.

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Salary and benefits are still the top priority for STEM candidates

Companies who delay in recognising market value of sought-after specialists risk losing them to a better considered offer.

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Flexible working options are no longer regarded as an added benefit

Flexible working options are no longer being regarded as an added benefit – they are now expected to be a standard given of employment.

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Women are a powerful source of new talent

Women are a powerful source of new talent to help address the STEM gender gap and shortages of STEM skills. But there is still work to do.

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Employers need to recognise the value of career development

Employers need to recognise the value of having clear career pathways to attract and retain sought-after specialists.

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Extending the recruitment search creates new opportunities

By extending their recruitment search to other sectors, STEM organisations can increase their chances of finding the most-suitable candid...

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Contract workers are in greater demand

Contract workers are in greater demand causing agile, change-aware STEM organisations to rethink the ways they access talent and capability.

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Making a difference is becoming an important factor when searching for a new job

STEM employers can enhance their attractiveness to top candidates by ensuring that they have a positive impact on society and the environ...

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Bringing skilled people together to build the future

STEM professionals know their worth in this changing world of work. And employers need to tap into their skills if they are to build the ...

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.

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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. 

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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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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.