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London & South East dominate GDP growth, with the Midlands also seeing an increase

Too much of the country’s economic activity is being drawn into London and the south-east, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned. If current trends continue, the TUC expects to see as much as 40% of the UK’s GDP (gross domestic product) consumed by its two most affluent areas by the year 2022. This is[…]

Workers’ rights to be reviewed

The Government is to review the rights of workers in the UK to bring legislation more in line with today’s working practices. Current rules don’t account for the ongoing rise in businesses employing individuals as self-employed workers in order to avoid paying benefits such as annual leave allowance and sick pay. The Prime Minister has[…]

Report claims 30% of jobs could be taken by robots by 2030

A new report has claimed that the rise of artificial intelligence will result in 30% of all UK jobs being undertaken by machines in just over a decade. Price Waterhouse Cooper released their findings this week and say the number of jobs which will be conducted by an automated method by 2030 will be even[…]

Fathers worry flexible working will damage their career

Conservative MP Maria Miller has claimed that men are worried about asking for flexible working for fear it will affect their careers. Miller is going to be leading the Women and Equalities Committee Inquiry, beginning this week, which is aiming to understand how much support fathers receive in the workplace. Her comments follow on from[…]

Birmingham boosted by Government investment

Following the budget, Communities Secretary and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid has announced a £54 million investment into Birmingham and Solihull. The money is part of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Growth Deal and will be used to boost high-tech industries in the region and help train staff to work in them. The money will also[…]

Men in their 20’s earning less than their predecessors

A new study out from Resolution Foundation has found that men in their 20s today are earning thousands of pounds less than the previous generation did. According to the study, by the age of 30 men have earned on average £12,500 less than those born between 1966 and 1980, due to changing working conditions. Over[…]

Gender pay gap falls to just 5% for workers in their 20s

A new report has revealed that the gender pay gap is down to just five per cent for workers in their twenties but increases the older you get. Men have traditionally always been paid more than women but according a new report by the Resolution Foundation, the difference in pay for workers aged 20-29 is[…]

Growth in number of highly paid part-time workers

More than 770,000 highly paid employees work part-time, a new report has revealed. The Power Part-time List report, by flexible working group Timewise, is a run-down of senior individuals or organisations with flexible working patterns. It shows that the number of people working part-time and earning over £40,000 is up 5.7% in the past year.[…]

Will President Trump affect UK business?

On Friday 20 January, at 5pm GMT, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. His election victory into, arguably, the most powerful job in the world was a shock for many but now as he takes delivery of the keys to the White House the world is wondering what[…]

Average salaries go furthest in Nottingham, index reveals

Those who live and work in Nottingham have more expendable income to spend and save than any other city in the UK, according to the Salary Stretcher Index, compiled by job site City Calling. The index compared average salaries with the area’s cost of living – this includes utility bills, property prices, council tax and[…]


SF Group in partnership with The University of Derby Online Learning
SF Group are delighted to announce that we are now in partnership with The University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL). The University of Derby Online Learning (UDOL) is the thriving online distance learning division of the University of Derby which is ranked as one of the top 50 universities offering ... 12:27:13 PM- 15May2017
SF Group welcomes back Suzie Harte
SF Group is pleased to announce that our Senior Consultant Suzie Harte is now back recruiting after 9 months on Maternity leave. Suzie will be based within Leeds and will be recruiting across the Yorkshire region. Suzie will be responsible for the recruitment of Internal Sales and Sales Support staff ... 10:22:19 AM- 08May2017
My Induction at SF Group
From the start of my journey with SF Group, to the present day, I have enjoyed each minute and every day has been a new experience. The Leicester office is a friendly and supportive group, and welcomed me into the team from the first time we met which was at ... 4:13:36 PM- 03May2017
Why employee recognition is important
So many companies fail to realise the importance of workforce engagement, and of rewarding hardworking staff for a job well done. Contrary to many Managing Directors' beliefs, a basic salary isn't always enough. We’ve all been there when you’ve worked so hard to meet a deadline, giving blood, sweat ... 3:49:33 PM- 03May2017
Mavera Mese – My first week at SF Group
WOW, is the three letters I can use to explain my first week with SF Group. Having had experience working with two other recruitment agencies, I can honestly say that I have never felt as welcomed as I have since joining this company and the fabulous Leicester team. It is ... 1:58:41 PM- 28Apr2017
Job-hopping: Smart career path or big red flag?
Talk to your typical baby boomer and they'll have likely spent a decent portion of their life in the same job, or, at the very least, the same industry. Job-hopping - the act of moving from one position to another in relatively quick succession - has been frowned upon ... 1:12:48 PM- 20Apr2017
SF Group Welcomes Tobias Lamptey
SF Group is pleased to announce that Tobias Lamptey has joined our Accountancy & Finance team covering the Derbyshire area. Tobias started his career in recruitment over a year and a half ago and has gained a range of experience within different disciplines. Tobias joins SF Group as a Part Qualified Recruitment ... 2:50:02 PM- 18Apr2017
How to tailor your CV for specific roles
CVs are like opinions; everyone’s got one, but some aren’t worth shouting about from the rooftops. Too many people fall into the trap of assuming their CV can be a one-size-fits- all and apply to a variety of jobs without changing any details on their CV. However, it’s crucial that ... 5:00:01 PM- 06Apr2017
SF Group’s Craft Beer Tasting event
Last Thursday, SF Group hosted a very successful craft beer tasting evening at Purecraft Birmingham for our clients across the city. It was the perfect opportunity for like-minded individuals to get together and enjoy an informal evening of beer tasting, networking and building relationships. The night was a huge success and ... 1:42:21 PM- 21Mar2017
5 time management tips to boost your productivity
Busy days are a pretty regular occurrence for a lot of people. You find yourself finishing each day wishing there was an extra hour or two to get things done - the 'to-do' list never ends. You can't change how time works unfortunately, but there are a few ways to ... 10:38:30 AM- 13Mar2017
SF Presents an eNGage HR workshop at Nottingham Trent University
This week SF Group presented to both students and graduates at Nottingham Trent University. It was an eNGage session for people interested in beginning their careers within the HR Market. It was great to present to the students and graduates and providing further information of their options when stepping ... 1:16:54 PM- 02Mar2017
Time flies when you’re having fun, by Anna-Maria Bains.
I have been at SF Group for just over a year now and remember writing my first blog on joining; I was pretty nervous, yet excited about the task ahead of setting up the Procurement and Supply Chain division, here at our Nottingham Office. It is safe to say it ... 1:51:17 PM- 28Feb2017
SF Group is officially one of the best places to work in the UK
For the 3rd year running, SF Group have secured a place on the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For lists. This is the fourth time that SF Group has secured a place with Best Companies which ranks businesses according to their levels of employee engagement. SF Group’s CEO ... 11:36:21 AM- 23Feb2017
SF are really pleased to have added an engineering offering to our already successful recruitment repertoire in the West Midlands. As with any new discipline, we absolutely have to have a complete and total understanding of it’s complexities and we’re fortunate to have Rob Young on board who has in-depth ... 11:26:06 AM- 17Feb2017
Five onboarding tips you definitely can’t skip
The idea of employing someone might seem simple, but the pressure to get it right is immense. A bad hire can not only waste your time and theirs, it'll impact finances too; the employee will likely end up leaving after you've invested in their development, and you'll be required ... 10:58:46 AM- 13Feb2017
SF Group Welcomes Natalie Rudkin
SF Group is pleased to announce that Natalie Rudkin has joined our hugely successful and ever-growing Nottingham team. Natalie will be managing placements within an ‘office support’ capacity across the Nottinghamshire region and can offer both temporary and permanent candidates. Natalie joined us with 2 years experience within recruitment ... 5:17:13 PM- 02Feb2017
SF Group – The Medical Devices Recruiter of Choice
Our Medical Devices division is managed by our Managing Consultant Graham Fish. Graham has over 20 years of successful recruitment experience, 11 of those within the Medical Devices industry, he has an enviable consultative approach and unrivalled knowledge about the market, the client companies and our candidates. Graham’s specialism is ... 2:52:53 PM- 01Feb2017
How to make a great impression on your first day
You’ve got yourself a great new job and can’t wait to get started, but the week before you start, those niggling worries start to kick in. It’s perfectly normal to be nervous about starting somewhere new – you probably don’t know anyone and therefore want to ensure you create a ... 3:44:00 PM- 26Jan2017
Recruitment in 2017
We are a leading recruitment business based in the Midlands, the North West and Yorkshire. We began our journey in 1997 as a finance specialist, now have over 150 Staff and are listed within The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For. While finance remains a strong discipline for us, ... 5:39:35 PM- 05Jan2017
With Christmas around the corner, many might assume that businesses are winding down for the year with a bigger focus on revelry and merriment! Not so for SF Group. While we’re aware that the festive period is upon us; in terms of office excitement and our huge delivery of 2017 ... 1:40:44 PM- 09Dec2016



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