Supporting our people to balance family life with work commitments is high on the agenda for SThree.
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.
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?
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.
Having a well-established Diversity and Inclusion policy means supporting our employees through every stage of their lives. We do that by recognising that everyone is different and by recognizing that consequently, everyone needs different forms of support throughout their career.