Our team in Japan has been awarded the title "Best Workplace" by Great Places to Work for 2019.
SThree Japan is the parent group that operates the following specialist brands:
- Computer Futures – recruitment specialist in IT;
- Real Life Sciences – recruitment specialist in pharmaceuticals and health; and
- Huxley – recruitment specialist in banking, finance and technology.
Great Place to Work® Institute is a prestigious name across nearly 60 countries and more than 7,000 companies around the world. Previously, business giants such as Google, Microsoft Japan and American Express as well as Cybozu – the pioneer of work style reform in Japan have been nominated for this award.
Upon receiving this prestigious award, Grant Habgood, Managing Director of SThree Japan shared, "We have great people at our company who personify our mission and values as a company. It’s fantastic to have this recognised in an objective way through Great Place To Work and to receive this award. As we grow, our challenge is to maintain the culture and atmosphere that makes SThree a fantastic place to work, and this will be one of our key focus areas moving forward."
Why are we a Great Place To Work?
"Best Workplaces” are selected based on several criteria including a set of survey results that the organisers have conducted with the wider team and a submission with relevant supporting documents. The questions asked in the survey are related to the credibility of the management team, pride in one’s work and the company’s reputation alongside the sense of solidarity with co-workers. SThree has proven to be successful in all these aspects including:
- Credibility of management team
SThree abides by its three operating principles: ‘Build Trust, Care then Act, Be Clear then Aim High'. In line with these principles, we have established a strong relationship with our long-term clients based on the trust they have placed in our staffing and consultative service. This has in turn contributed to our success within the recruitment industry over the last 30 years. Whilst we continue to grow as a business and move forward as one company, our supportive and inclusive work culture has helped each individual to set clear objectives and advance in a career with no limits.
- Great pride in our work and company
Everyone working at SThree shares the same vision of "Bringing skilled people together to build the future". The work we do contributes to the growth of the world’s leading companies by finding them the right talent. This in turn greatly impacts on the way we live. We also take pride in our ability to support our candidates in finding their next role as they progress through their career. Over the past few years, we have strengthened our relationship with our customers through our corporate social responsibility activities such as the $1.8 million contribution we have made to SOS Villages. This year, we have partnered with the African Science Association in Ghana to support young women from a disadvantaged background to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
- Sense of solidarity with co-workers
The atmosphere of the Tokyo office is lively, inclusive and full of diversity, with more than 21 nationalities coming together. It is a very vibrant organisation that is highly competitive yet at the same time, very respectful and caring for one another. Team effort and a cooperative attitude are two very much appreciated traits in the office. Apart from this, the many incentives for various accomplishments such as travels to a luxurious beach resort and lunch clubs at fine dining restaurants have too helped to foster great friendships within the team.
SThree is the world leading recruiting organisation in the STEM field headquartered in the United Kingdom. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and operates in 16 countries around the world. Every consultant has their own specialised field and a detailed knowledge of the market. While being a global organisation, we are across the latest trends on the local market of each country that we operate in. As such, we are able to offer the best recruitment service in a niche area with both a local and global offering.
In Japan, the business was launched in 2012 with only two employees. However, the business has since grown tremendously year after year, and now we have 70 employees as of February 2019. Last year’s achievement is truly remarkable as we finished 2018 with a significant 85% growth in GP compared with 2017.
Learn more about what we do
As a company which aims to connect the best companies with the best talent, we are very proud to also be recognised as a great place to work for our employees. We will continue to put in our best effort towards helping our clients and candidates and adding tremendous value to them, which eventually leads to a greater satisfaction for our employees towards the work they are doing.
If you are interested in finding our why our people love working with us, please watch this video here. You may also follow us on our website and LinkedIn page for relevant industry news and latest hiring trends. Please feel free to contact us if you have any recruiting needs or require any support in looking for new career opportunities. If you are interested in a career with SThree, you may contact our talent acquisition consultant Nako Horio at [email protected] or click the button below to view the available openings.