Elevate expertise. Energize progress.
Specialist Staffing Group is the US division of UK-listed SThree plc, the global STEM-specialist talent partner that connects sought-after specialists in life sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics with dynamic organizations across the world. We are the number one destination for talent in the best STEM markets: these are today’s unsung heroes who positively shape the future. Now we’re helping them shape their own futures.
Operating through a global house of specialist recruitment brands, our consultants understand your needs, matching sought-after skills with dynamic organizations, game-changers with change-makers. Supercharging the careers of highly skilled people is at the core of our mission, helping them do the work they aspire to do - contract or permanent.
Building the future
By challenging experts with unexpected roles that match their goals, we push boundaries and spark possibilities. As the global STEM-specialist talent partner we use our network of experts to help organizations innovate and grow while adapting to new ways of working.
Find your next role
Discover life-changing jobs in engineering, life sciences, and technology with game-changing organizations around the world.
Seek sought-after specialists
Draw on our global network to recruit the best professionals and find the skills you need tomorrow, today.
Join our global team
Impact people’s lives by finding them rewarding roles, guiding them to explore new opportunities and changing lives for the better.
Awards and accolades
Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021, Support Services Sector Winner
Top Employer, Mittelstand Deutschland 2022
Best Place to Work, Japan, Great Place to Work Institute
Company of the Year, European Diversity Awards 2021
Candidate Experience Award, Tiara Recruitment Awards 2021
Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year, Recruiter Awards 2020
FTSE4Good, Member since 2020
Think, Act, Report, Gender Equality at Work
Read more insights
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Solving a problem during the pandemic required a new approach when additional staff were needed during lockdown when demand soared.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
How reshaping traditional ideas within people management could help us rebuild the future.
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?
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
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
Experts discuss the future of work and what it means for the fourth industrial revolution.
Corporate social responsibility in recruitment
Head of CSR Gemma Branney discusses the importance of ethical procurement in the recruitment industry
Latest news from Specialist Staffing Group
Timo Lehne appointed CEO
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Timo Lehne as permanent Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.
Sunny Ackerman is named one of North America's 100 most influential leaders in staffing
President of SThree Americas has been recognised on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Staffing 100 North America list for 2022.
Group appoints new Chief Technology and Information Officer
Nick Folkes takes on role of Chief Technology and Information Officer, having been in the role as an interim since October 2021.
Group posts record profits with performance up 111% year-on-year
Full-year results for the year ended 30 November 2021 show profit before tax of £60m.
Group 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.
Group named ‘Top Employer’ in Germany for a ninth consecutive year
Top Employer Institute recognises our approach to creating a positive culture and supporting colleagues.
Group 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.
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.
Group shortlisted for Company of the Year at the European Diversity Awards
Specialist Staffing Group's UK-listed business SThree recognised for work on diversity initiatives.
Group 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.
Group partners with future of work documentary
We are partnering with the creator of the Work in Progress Documentary for a second volume that will delve deeper into the future of work.
Group reports strong third-quarter results for 2021
Net fees up 29% y-o-y and full-year profits are expected to be significantly ahead of consensus.
Group 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.
Group 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.
Group appoints new Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Beach will be instrumental in delivering further growth and ensuring the financial strength of our staffing services.
Financial Times names Group on list of Europe’s Climate Leaders
Recognition acknowledges progress made in reducing our carbon emissions to protect the future of the planet.
Group 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.
SThree UK Umbrella & Accountancy Approved Supplier List 2021/22
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