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SThree Japan chosen as Great Place to Work for Women in 2023

SThree Japan has been chosen as Great Place to Work for Women by the Great Place to Work® Institute Japan for the first time. We’ve also been chosen as Top 100 Workplaces for the fourth time in 2023.

SThree’s commitment to diversity and gender equality

Currently, about half of the employees in our Japan office are women. In order to create a comfortable and inclusive work environment for everyone regardless of gender or origin, we’ve set various policies including clear goal setting and evaluation criteria based on a meritocratic approach, a career progression with no limits, and flexible work offerings.

On top of those, we offer women-specific programmes and benefits to support female employees in building a successful career regardless of the stage of life they are at. This ensures that we are consistently looking to make SThree a more diverse and innovative organisation. Some of the examples are as below:

  • Identify+

Identify+ is our original training programme for female managers and leaders, which provides opportunities to accelerate their career by offering various opportunities such as participating in practical training, building a community of female leaders from offices around the world, and mentorship from industry leaders.

  • Subsidy programme to do health checks for diseases specific to women

In January 2023, SThree Japan started offering a programme to cover 100% of the costs in examinations such as mammography, mammary gland echography, cervical cytology, and transvaginal echography for early detection of serious diseases seen in young women such as cervical cancer and breast cancer.

  • Collaboration with The Dream Collective

In December 2022, we partnered with The Dream Collective, to provide consulting services that focuses on promoting female leadership within an organisation, and hosted an event on the topic of "Growing the pipeline of diverse talent". Our Senior Sales Manager, Alexander Jenner, shared recent changes in hiring trends and the importance of diversity in the corporate world as a panellist at the event. The event report is available from the link below in Japanese if you’re interested to read more about it.

Ayano Sasaki, Sales Manager at Huxley, one of SThree's specialist brands, describes her career at SThree as follows. "SThree's clear evaluation criteria and promotion targets are the foundation for creating a great place to work for women. Our company culture, in which women are not limited in their careers because they are women or because of their life plans, and in which they are fairly rewarded for their achievements, creates an environment that empowers anyone to be successful. The fact that most of the top performers in the Japan office in the first quarter of 2023 were women was a great encouragement to me personally.”

She continues that ”another encouragement to me is that there are senior female leaders in the business with whom I can consult on a daily basis. There are also plenty of opportunities to communicate with my colleagues through company events and various social clubs. This environment is a great reassurance for me as I build my career as a leader.”

You can read more about SThree's initiatives to ensure gender balance in the document below.

Promoting gender balance

Celebrating International Women’s Day as a Great Place to Work for Women

To celebrate our achievement in conjunction with International Women’s Day, we’ve also asked our female employees “How has SThree actively supported and embraced equity in creating an inclusive place for us?”

How can we promote diversity across the STEM industry?

As the global STEM-specialist talent partner, we work with leading companies and skilled professionals in the STEM field on a daily basis. In doing so, we realise that the industry is still very male-dominated, especially in Japan. Our mission is to leverage our position as a talent partner by empowering female professionals in Japan and building a more diverse talent pool for our clients, which will eventually contribute to diversity across the STEM industry.

If you are interested in a career at SThree where you can make an impact in the future of STEM, feel free to download our EVP and contact our talent acquisition partner to find out more.

Alternatively, if you are an employer or jobseeker who shares our value of diversity and wish to find out more about how we can work together, please contact our relevant brands by choosing the industry most relevant to yours.

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