Our Brands

Global house of specialist recruitment brands

Our brands give a unique combination of expert recruitment knowledge and worldwide reach.

Sourcing sought-after skills

Each brand brings expertise in specific sought-after skills within engineering, life sciences, technology and mathematics, for both permanent and contract roles. This specialist knowledge gives us a unique understanding of how to achieve the goals of STEM professionals and the organizations that need them across many sectors.

Our teams are passionate about supercharging potential in their dedicated niche. They’re also connected by our community-spirited culture and shared ways of working. Wherever you are and whatever your aims, we elevate expertise and energize your progress together.

Our Brands in the US

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Computer Futures

Computer Futures is one of the most dynamic and highly regarded specialist IT recruitment providers in the world, placing specialists in both permanent and contract roles. 

For over 30 years we have matched highly-skilled developers and software engineers who are looking to kickstart their careers with innovative companies leading the technology race.

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Progressive Recruitment

Progressive Recruitment is immersed in the world of start-ups and blue-chip multinationals, providing sought-after specialists in engineering, life sciences, IT, global energy, construction and supply chains.

Our enthusiastic experts across 15 global offices provide a specialist service relevant to your industry needs, covering mid-level jobs to executive and c-suite roles.

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Real Staffing

Real Staffing is a global leader in recruitment for the pharmaceuticals, medical devices and biotechnology sectors, with specialist services within IT and the public sector.

By delivering bespoke solutions for companies of all shapes and sizes, we manage change and deliver cost efficiency improvements through technology, information and people for influential partners.

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Huxley

Huxley is a global leader in contract and permanent recruitment services for banking and finance, engineering, IT and supply chain industries.

By understanding the movement and motivations of skilled professionals, we develop partnerships with world-renowned companies, matching them with experienced professionals within niche markets and skill sets.

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Madison Black

At Madison Black our mission is simple. We connect the best creative and digital talent in the United States and the Netherlands with industry disruptors in need of design, digital marketing, communications, advertising, public relations and product management.

Throughout our extensive network of quality candidates our dedicated teams provide personal service, attracting and placing creative and digital savvy talent that our competitors struggle to find.

Read our latest insights

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

Salary and benefits are still the top priority for STEM candidates

Salary and benefits are still the top priority for STEM candidates

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

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.

Nine women leading the way in science and technology
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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Latest news from Specialist Staffing Group

15 November 2022

Specialist Staffing Group's Sunny Ackerman and Karima Green Named on SIA’s Global Power 150 Women in Staffing List

The award highlights women who have made significant contributions to their companies and the staffing ecosystem.

20 October 2022

Timo Lehne, CEO, has been named on SIA’s Staffing 100 Europe list

Timo Lehne, CEO, has been named on SIA’s Staffing 100 Europe list

07 October 2022

Specialist Staffing Group’s ‘STEM Equity Coalition’ wins American Staffing Association Elevate award

Specialist Staffing Group's ESG team have won the American Staffing Association (ASA) Elevate award for their 'STEM Equity Coalition' p...

28 April 2022

Timo Lehne appointed CEO

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Timo Lehne as permanent Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

07 March 2022

Sunny Ackerman is named one of North America's 100 most influential leaders in staffing

President of Specialist Staffing Group has been recognised on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Staffing 100 North America list for 2...

01 March 2022

2021 Annual Report: Discover how the Group is delivering STEM talent

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

31 January 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.

31 January 2022

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.

28 January 2022

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

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