There are as many jobs bring displaced as there are new jobs being created. As such, possessing in-demand skills is essential to ensure that you remain relevant and attractive as a job seeker in the market.
On 28th June, around 50 of SThree clients attended our #MindtheGap event at The Telegraph. The event focused on the benefits and challenges of mentoring and was chaired by Jenny Kelly, Business Partner for Computer Futures, one of our ten specialist brands.
The SThree Foundation has a mission to support bright young people from underprivileged backgrounds into the STEM industries. We spoke to Gemma Branney, Head of CSR about how we are expanding our Future Talent Programme and giving our employees an opportunity to get involved.
It is how we approach our tasks on a daily basis that can determine our level of success. This is why it is important to regularly check if we use our time most effectively. In order to become a master at managing your own time you can implement the following…
On 27th March 2018, Jenny Kelly, Client Relationship Manager for SThree brand Computer Futures, hosted a very successful ‘Returners to Work’ event as part of our #MindTheGap initiative, designed to bring companies together to share strategies on addressing the gender pay gap.
Leeds was ranked 5th in Lonely Planet’s Best in Europe 2017 list thanks to its regeneration, cultural scene and thriving nightlife, restaurants and bars. Our 28-strong team who work for SThree brand, Real Staffing, in the heart of the city are certainly enjoying everything it has to offer, whilst progressing in a career with purpose.
If you’re keen to make a change to people’s lives, recruitment is a great career choice. Here at SThree, we work hard to ensure all our people feel valued and have the opportunity to grow. We spoke with Simon Costa, Client Relationship Manager in Melbourne, to find out a little more about how he’s found working for SThree and the training he’s received.
SThree prides itself on being a company that supports career progression for all its people. Part of this means helping people find new opportunities within the company. We spoke with Mariati Hollander to find out more about her journey from pharma sales to talent acquisition. You can read more here.
At SThree, we’re dedicated to providing our people with a career with no limits and helping them achieve a healthy work/life balance. We spoke with Isabelle Lefebvre, Senior Client Relationship Manager in Frankfurt, to find out more about her experience and progression.
After seven years in banking, Albert van Reenen wanted to change his career. He wasn’t sure what path he wanted to take so attended a few job fairs in London and handed in his CV at the SThree stand. He tells us why it was one of the best decisions he ever made.
David Martineau and Son Pham have successful careers with SThree brand Progressive in the Netherlands. David is a Consultant with IT Permanent and Son is the Team Manager. They are both ambitious and want to continue to build their careers alongside being dedicated fathers. They talk to us about the work/life balance and flexibility that SThree gives them.
Across the brands at Specialist Staffing Group (US division of SThree plc), we run various management training programs including CMEP (Certification in Management Essentials Program). We spoke with Emily Fitzpatrick, our Senior Learning Consultant in Chicago, to find out more about the program and her role as a learning and development trainer.
Despite getting her Masters in Criminology, Jayantie Seosahai decided to embark on a career in recruitment. Hailed as the Queen of Quality at Global Enterprise Partners, one of SThree Group’s brands, she’s become a valuable forerunner in creating the best customer experience. Read on as she tells her story.
Working in a meritocratic environment was on top of Mike Banfield’s list when he was looking to start his career. 16 years later, he found exactly that at SThree, and advanced from a trainee to a director for our brand Huxley in Benelux and France.
Thanks to the support and flexibility offered at SThree, employees don’t need to choose between their career and having a family. We spoke with Kimberley Roe, a Principal Consultant in London who’s worked at Huxley, part of the SThree Group, for 10 years to find out more about her experience of maternity leave and returning to work.
Finding out you’re expecting a child is a life-changing moment. At Specialist Staffing Group, the US division of SThree plc, we support our people to ensure they have a great work/life balance when returning to work after maternity leave. After all, nobody should ever have to choose between enjoying parenthood and furthering their career.
Trying to find a healthy work-life balance can often be a struggle, especially when you’re planning to start a family. At SThree, we understand how hard our employees work which is why we’re very open to offering flexible working opportunities.
As an organisation, we are always evolving and we want our employees to be able to maximise their potential too. That’s why SThree has implemented a sophisticated and agile global mobility programme that offers our people the opportunity to move their career in a direction aligned with what they really want to do.
As industry experts, our recruiters help take their candidates' careers to the next level. Melanie Ip and Vladimir Baskov, Senior Recruitment Consultants working for SThree brand Huxley in Hong Kong, have successfully opened doors for their candidates.
As new technologies change our digital landscape, the demand for highly skilled IT professionals increases to match. Our recruiters from Progressive, an SThree brand, work hard to stay one step ahead of the curve, always evolving to match the changing demands of this market, and continue to provide our customers with the best solutions for their needs.
For us as an organisation that employs many parents, it's crucial that we support both mothers and fathers in striking a work-life balance. We spoke to Georg Bechtold from our Munich office about how SThree supports him as a father and what he values most about working for us.
The SThree Group, with its ten specialist brands, work across crucially important industries to deliver the best service to our candidates and clients. For example, Computer Futures, who just cleared its fourth transformational year in the Japan market, hired (with support from their colleagues from Huxley) the first Digital Marketing Manager for a traditional music equipment manufacturer in Japan.
At SThree providing constructive career development opportunities to our employees is one of our top priorities. This is why we have launched a number of programmes and initiatives to help empower our people to enhance their performance.
Everyone who works in recruitment knows or will certainly realise after no time at all that this job is not about money, it’s about people and building relationships. Someone who knows this just too well, is Stescha Burks, Associate Account Manager at Progressive, part of Specialist Staffing Group, the US division of SThree plc, in Houston.
We know how important it is to support our people in their need for a flexible working arrangement. As an employer we want to give them a say over how, where or when they work. We talked to Danny Young, Senior Sales Team Manager for SThree brand Computer Futures in Bristol and father of two boys, about how he’s balancing his career and his life outside the office.
The recruitment industry offers a world of excitement and opportunity, no two days are the same. Our Huxley and Global Enterprise Partners teams in Belgium and The Netherlands respectively know all too well the passion and purpose that comes with working in recruitment.
What sets SThree apart from our competitors is our meritocratic approach and the willingness to match our people’s ambitions. We offer the opportunities for you to seize! Someone who took advantage of everything SThree can offer, climbed the ranks, and moved countries and industries is our newly appointed Chief Operating Officer, Justin Hughes.
To the outside world, a job as a Recruitment Consultant is often met with the misconception that you just “match candidates to a role” and then move on to the next one. David Hitchings, a Consultant at SThree brand Computer Futures in London, explains why recruitment is much more than a ‘match-making’ service – it’s all about relationships.
There are two aspects of a career at SThree and our recruitment brands which both current and former employees tell us they value the most: the endless opportunities to progress your career, and our firm commitment to inclusion and diversity.
Recruitment offers a world of opportunities and, together with the initiatives we put in place as an employer, can empower our people to have a career with no limits. An example of someone who took advantage of everything a career in recruitment has to offer is Grant Habgood, Director of SThree brand Computer Futures, Tokyo.
Have you ever considered knowledge transfer as a way of learning? At SThree, we believe reverse mentoring is a great way to foster talent and share knowledge throughout the business where ‘juniors’ are mentors and ‘experienced staff’ are mentees.
As an established staffing organization with over 30 years of experience, we are aware of the huge impact our people working in recruitment have on their candidates. They support them in finding new career opportunities helping them build a successful and fulfilled working life.
We know how important it is to start your career or new job on the right foot. That’s why our dedicated learning and development team spend hundreds of hours training our people and giving them the tools they need to become a successful recruiter.
Grace Tanner joined Specialist Staffing Group (the US division of SThree Plc) in 2015 working with our specialist brand Computer Futures. Having worked part-time throughout her undergraduate degree, she spoke to us about how she found the transition from juggling work and college to working full-time in an entry-level role.
Our recruiters at SThree and our nine recruitment brands are true industry experts. They provide permanent and contract specialist staff to sectors including IT, Banking and Financial Services, Life Sciences, Energy and Engineering and are working with some of the most established companies across the STEM industries (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
As a multi-brand specialist staffing organisation we’re proud to be part of industries that’re changing lives. Every day our people place experts in their respective fields who make a difference to the world we live in.
Our people, working for SThree or any of our nine specialist recruitment brands, are not only impacting people’s lives by finding them new roles and opportunities, they are also supporting our clients who play a crucial role in changing the way we live in key industries including IT, Life Sciences, Engineering and Finance.
Noah Jeong joined Specialist Staffing Group, the US division of SThree, as a Marketing Research Intern in our New York office. Noah is also a student at New York University (NYU) and spoke to us recently about how he balanced both his college work and his responsibilities as an intern.
Haley Fountain began her career at Specialist Staffing Group (the US division of SThree) with an internship while studying with the University of Houston and is now a full-time Senior Account Coordinator at our tech recruitment brand, Computer Futures. We asked her about her journey with our company so far and how it has helped her to develop on a professional and personal level.
Connor Schwab joined our San Francisco Team from Specialist Staffing Group (the US division of SThree plc) in January 2015, as a recent college graduate. We chatted to him about how he found the transition from college life to a full-time role in the recruitment industry.
Each day, many of us spend countless hours searching and applying for roles to get us one step closer to achieving our career goals. From matching experience and skills to the job advert and getting a feel for the companies' benefits and culture, it’s an exciting process we want to share with you.
Internships can open up a world of opportunity, not only for the interns themselves but also for the companies who offer them. By becoming an intern, you can gain valuable work experience and companies can offer you guidance to make the right choices for your future careers.
Some of our employees come to us with industry experience, some of them don’t. Some come to us with work experience under their belt, again, others don’t. In either case, they are joining an incredible company, one that supports its employees from the very first day that they arrive in the office.
At SThree we value all of our employees, but their career - and indeed life - trajectory isn’t always necessarily plain sailing. What do you do with your career, for instance, when you fall in love with a person you are sure you will marry, whose job moves them to another country? What do you do when both your careers are blossoming, but you have three children to consider?
Hiring Reynald Bourdeaux could have been considered a risky manoeuvre on the part of SThree. Twelve years on, however, Reynald is still with the company. Read on to find out how Reynald has proven his worth over and over again and how he has become a sound investment for SThree’s future.
What is a career with no limits? We spoke to Jason, Marion and Lauren to find out more about their own varying and individually unique experiences of working at SThree. From career progression to professional evolution – find out what working at SThree can offer you.
National Women in Engineering Day (#nwed2016), held today, aims to challenge and change the way you think about engineering. If you picture someone wearing oil-covered overalls and holding a spanner; this image couldn’t be further from the truth.
What does it take to help a young person reach their potential? It’s what the people over at our London focused charity partner City Gateway work on doing day after day, through a mixture of apprenticeships and training, youth work and alternative provision.
Within the SThree Group we're well aware how important it is to provide our people with the support they need to build a fulfilling career and strike a balance in their work and their life. This is why we’re committed to fostering an open environment where staff can deliver results not only on the sales floor but also outside office walls.
Let’s be honest, every recruiter knows that recruitment comes with its fair share of challenges. What makes a great recruiter is having the ability to learn how to overcome objections, keep motivated and grow to meet the challenges you face, whatever they may be.
In a company composed of 80% generation Y sales professionals, it’s easy to assume that these digital natives might spend as much time on social media sharing their professional expertise as they share pictures of what they did or didn’t do last night. If you think this is the case, then think again!
Every year around 50 people join us from outside of the recruitment industry. Not having direct experience of recruitment is no barrier to embarking on a career with SThree, in fact, prior business experience can be a real bonus. Mital Jethwa, Recruitment Consultant at SThree’s specialist brand Real Staffing Pharma in London, explains why.
Sabine Häßler is a Senior IT Recruitment Consultant with SThree in Berlin. After some time in Hamburg she returned to her home town and fell in love with it all over again. She shares her thoughts about working in one of the most dynamic cities in the world and how it’s played a part in her success with SThree.
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