Helping solve complex 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. Alongside sought-after specialists and dynamic organizations, we are working to change lives for the better by tackling climate change, developing vaccines and providing the technology used to educate the next generation.Read our Impact Report 2020
Building a greener future
Our role in society
By actively reducing our carbon emissions, sourcing the talent needed for the low carbon transition and helping to tackle employment inequity, we have a role to play in building a sustainable future for everyone. At Specialist Staffing Group, we aim to have a positive impact on society beyond simply what our partners achieve. That means delivering positive outcomes for everyone.
Powered by clean energy
We partner with dynamic organizations to build a future powered by clean energy. Our plan is to double the size of our renewables business by 2024 while also reducing our own carbon emissions by 20% in the same timeframe. And we’ve funded a renewable energy social enterprise in Gujarat, India, which finances 9.9MW of wind power and the education and training of women.
Our targets for 2024
We’re aiming to double to size of our renewables business
Reduction in absolute carbon emissions
Lives we aim to positively impact
Proportion of women/men in our senior leadership team
Our recent achievements
Hours of volunteering by staff in 2021
Number of lives positively impacted in 2021
Hours of paid volunteering leave each year for every colleague
Year that we became carbon neutral through offsetting
Awards and accolades
Company of the Year, European Diversity Awards 2021
Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year, Recruiter Awards 2020
Think, Act, Report, Gender Equality at Work
B- score, Carbon disclosure rating from CDP
Read our latest insights
Nine women leading the way in science and technology
Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science with pioneers making a difference.
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
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Whether it’s a 24-month contract, or a 2-day contract, every day we partner exceptional contractors with pioneering companies.
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.
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
How a candidate returned to the banking sector after the pandemic led to hiring freezes and volatility in the market.
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
How building a trusted relationship helped source a varied range of skilled professionals.
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.
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 SThree Americas, discusses this years IWD theme.
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.
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?
It's okay to not be okay - why should you care about your mental health?
This article looks at why you should care about your mental health, especially during a pandemic this World Mental Health day.
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.
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2021 Annual Report: Discover how SThree plc 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 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 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.
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.
Group recognised for five years of action against climate change
CDP awards B rating for voluntary disclosure programme after carbon emissions reduced by 12%.
Group named Recruiter Awards' Sustainable Recruitment Agency of the Year
Sustainability strategy recognised for "Strong, mature considerations of impact and social engagement with demonstrable solutions.
Group included in FTSE4Good Index for work on ESG practices
Company recognised for more than 1,500 hours of volunteering support during year affected by Covid-19.