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Thought leadership and future thinking for sought-after specialists and dynamic organizations

How the STEM World Works

This report provides special insight into the career journeys and big picture dynamics that directly and indirectly shape STEM recruitment.

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How the STEM World Works
Increasing Latino representation in STEM
06 September 2022

Increasing Latino representation in STEM

Leveling the playing field for underrepresented communities in STEM.

The rise of the contractor
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...

STEM professionals want planned-in career development
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

A brighter future beckons for women in STEM
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?

Money is talking
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

Now it’s time for employers in STEM to be flexible
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

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.

 Placing specialist life science skills with a global leader in Covid-19 vaccine development
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.

Building a diverse and inclusive workforce for the 21st century
21 December 2021

Building a diverse and inclusive workforce for the 21st century

How partnering with Schneider Electric, recognized as one of the world's most sustainable companies, helped build a better future.

Finding reliable talent for a utility-scale solar farm construction project
10 December 2021

Finding reliable talent for a utility-scale solar farm construction project

How ENGIE, a global leader in sustainable energy solutions, began construction on a 200-megawatt utility-scale solar farm in Anson, Texas

Building a diverse workforce in the Asia Pacific region
25 November 2021

Building a diverse workforce in the Asia Pacific region

Assisting our financial services client to map the market and source candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Being a climate conscious business
26 October 2021

Being a climate conscious business

How climate change is affecting our business and the STEM markets we operate in with independent sustainability consultancy Avieco.

Encouraging students to save the planet by choosing a career in the green sector
25 October 2021

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.

Empowering our colleagues to help the environment
22 October 2021

Empowering our colleagues to help the environment

Everyone at Specialist Staffing Group gets 40 paid volunteering hours a year. Read about how our teams around the world are helping the e...

Finding niche STEM talent teams to help renewable energy clients grow fast
21 October 2021

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.

Finding female leaders for a MedTech client
06 October 2021

Finding female leaders for a MedTech client

How people with different backgrounds, expertise and viewpoints can help teams make more effective decisions.

Supporting a sought after specialist through a mid-career switch
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.

How expertise in niche fields kept a US wind farm construction project on track
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.

Finding local talent for a major US food and beverage manufacture
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.

Helping Arevon Energy reach its growth goals
30 July 2021

Helping Arevon Energy reach its growth goals

How building a trusted relationship helped source a varied range of skilled professionals.

Placing a complete team to deliver a multi-departmental CRM system
09 July 2021

Placing a complete team to deliver a multi-departmental CRM system

Following a false start by another provider, a new perspective was needed to recover and deliver a project for a leading UK University.

Building a new flagship store app on a tight timeline
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.

Helping end the cycle of talent turnover
17 June 2021

Helping end the cycle of talent turnover

Supporting a major financial services client with their recruitment process to realise efficiencies and improve retention.

Now is the time to energise the future of work
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

Challenging gender bias and inequality to build a more inclusive future
13 May 2021

Challenging gender bias and inequality to build a more inclusive future

If you can’t get a seat at the table, create your own table. Sunny Ackerman, President of Specialist Staffing Group, discusses this years...

Choose to challenge this International Women's Day 2021
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.

IR35: How to tell if your umbrella company is compliant
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.

Freelancing during the Covid-19 pandemic
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.

Challenging perspectives on traditional people management ideas
17 November 2020

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?
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?

Empowering the engineers of tomorrow
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.

Trust evolution: leaders need to re-think how they engage with their teams
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.

The future of the workplace is now
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.

Driving the future of work through tech
13 September 2019

Driving the future of work through tech

How emerging technology is having a huge impact on the workplace and will benefit those who embrace it.

Corporate social responsibility in recruitment
07 August 2019

Corporate social responsibility in recruitment

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

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