Multi-brand global network
Specialist Staffing Group is the STEM-specialist talent partner. We connect dynamic organizations with communities of sought-after specialists in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Our global house of specialist recruitment brands brings expertise in specific sought-after skills. We know how to achieve the goals of STEM professionals seeking both permanent and contract work and understand the organizations who need them.
Founded in London in 1986 as a small business, over the past 36 years the group has expanded into a multi-brand organization, giving our customers access to a global network of dedicated STEM specialists through 44 offices in 12 countries.
Hard to find skills - faster
The future of work is changing. And the opportunities are endless. We use our deep knowledge and global network to understand the needs of the best STEM professionals and match them with the organizations that need them, in both permanent and contract roles.
We don’t just advance careers – we unbox them. We help highly skilled people do the work they aspire to do, with a community of other specialists for inspiration and support. By understanding people’s personal goals and niche skills, we find roles that push their boundaries, so they can reach even greater levels of achievement.
Global house of specialist recruitment brands
Our global house of specialist brands gives a unique combination of expert recruitment knowledge and worldwide reach. Each brand brings expertise in specific sought-after skills within science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We understand them and know how to achieve the goals of STEM professionals and the organizations that need them across many sectors – for both permanent and contract work.
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 attract and nurture communities of tech talent within niche markets and technologies. Using our global network and local expertise, we partner outstanding people with companies driving change across the world.
Progressive is immersed in the world of start-ups and blue-chip multinationals, providing sought-after specialists in natural gas and electric utilities, renewable energy, oil and gas, and manufacturing.
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.
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 customized solutions for companies of all shapes and sizes, we manage change and deliver cost efficiency improvements through technology, information, and people for influential partners.
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 workers within niche markets and skill sets.
Global Enterprise Partners
Global Enterprise Partners is an enterprise technology agency based in the US and the Netherlands, placing specialist contractors across North America and Europe in SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce projects.
Finding the right people can be a challenge. Our committed consultants use an agile approach to provide market-specific advice, placing specialist contractors wherever, and whenever, they are needed.
JP Gray is based in the Netherlands and focuses on cutting-edge organizations across Europe in need of talented candidates in finance, IT, customer services, logistics and supply chains, support and technical sectors.
With our three core values of service, quality and speed at the heart of everything we do, we deliver best-in-class recruitment driven by the specialist skills of candidates and unique needs of our clients.
At Madison Black our mission is simple. We connect the best creative talent in the United States with industry disruptors in need of design, marketing, communications, advertising and public relations roles.
Throughout our extensive network of quality candidates, our dedicated contractor team provides a personal service, finding and placing creative flair that our competitors struggle to find.
Values and culture
Helping solve complex global 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, including tackling climate change, developing vaccines and providing the technology used to educate the next generation.
A diverse, welcoming culture
Specialist Staffing Group is a people business. We’re an inclusive team with an open, diverse and welcoming culture in a flexible working environment. Our business is full of bright, pro-active, forward-looking people who bring energy and fun to the workplace. They care about each other - collaboration is key to everything we do.
Accelerated career development
We’re experts in a market that’s always evolving. As the role of the recruiter changes, we attract digital savvy individuals with a collaborative approach to working. Most of all we look for people skills, those who can connect and understand others’ needs with the ability to build powerful talent networks.
Our senior leaders support our Chief Executive in the implementation of strategy, operational plans, policies, procedures, and budgets, managing regional and group operations for our global house of specialist recruitment brands and group functions.
Meet the Board
Our diverse board has a complementary mix of skills and expertise. They are responsible for the overall management of our business and set our strategy, policies, and operational framework, ensuring resources are in place to meet our objectives.
Awards and accolades
Support Services category winner - UK 2021 , Britain's Most Admired Companies
Top Employer - Mittelstand Germany 2022, Top Employer Institute
Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year 2020, Recruiter Awards
Think, Act, Report, Gender Equality at Work
Our offices cover 44 locations in 12 countries.
Trading under the name of Specialist Staffing Group
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Latest news from Specialist Staffing Group
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.
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
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...
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 Specialist Staffing Group has been recognised on the Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) Staffing 100 North America list for 2...
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...
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 Group first in eight of the 13 key criteria.