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Retirement income gender gap moving in the right direction

The gap between the amount of money a man has at retirement compared to that of a woman is expected to grow again this year. Latest figures from the Prudential show that a man retiring in 2017 will have around £6,400 a year more in his pension pot than a woman retiring this year. For[…]

Report says that skills gap is costing UK businesses billions

According to a new report, UK businesses are losing over £2.2billion a year due to a lack of suitably skilled workers. The Business Barometer 2017 survey completed by the Open University quizzed 400 businesses and found that 9 in 10 of the employers questioned are finding it hard to find suitable candidates to fill roles.[…]

GDPR offers East Midlands businesses a chance to set themselves apart

A new survey has revealed that a huge number of companies in the East Midlands are not prepared for the significant data protection regulation changes which come into effect next year. In a survey, commissioned by law firm Irwin Mitchell, 71% of the 2000 businesses questioned said they have not started preparing for GDPR. The[…]

Government urged by recruiters to be decisive

Recruitment chiefs have urged politicians to be decisive in determining what is happening within Government to avoid affecting the jobs industry. Trade bodies The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) have come together this week following days of political uncertainty after the Conservative’s failed to secure an outright[…]

Todays Election prompts national job audit

Living standards think tank, the Resolution Foundation, has published a review of the types of jobs people are currently doing up and down the country. The group undertook the research in response to political campaigning for todays election, which, as ever, has focused on winning the votes of ‘ordinary, working people’ for all parties. The[…]

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[…]


SF Group – Futures Housing Group’s Charity Football Tournament
Our Nottingham Office Consultant, Tobias Lamptey, will be showing off his footy skills at Futures Housing Group’s Charity Football Tournament at Eastwood Town Football Club on Sunday. The event is to raise money for Shelter, a British charity supporting homeless families. Tobias will be playing for the Limehouse FC team ... 11:58:03 AM- 04Aug2017
Why your employees should always come first
For most business owners, customer satisfaction is the number one goal - happy customers are loyal customers, right? Well, in order to make sure that's always the case, you need to keep your employees happy too; after all, they're the ones who sell the products and answer the phone ... 1:10:43 PM- 27Jul2017
Exciting opportunity in Nottingham
Following a hugely successful year within the Procurement & Supply Chain Division in SF Group’s Nottingham office, we are now looking for exceptional people to join the team. Procurement & Supply Chain is one of the fastest growing global industry sectors, especially with businesses being under even more pressure to ... 1:02:37 PM- 04Jul2017
SF Golf Day at The Belfry – A great day at the office…
SF Group recently hosted a fantastic golf day at the prestigious Belfry Course in Sutton Coldfield which is renowned for having held the renowned Ryder Cup Tournament four times. With some of our West Midlands clients, some fortunate employees and a healthy bit of competition on our minds, we went ... 9:29:40 AM- 29Jun2017
Things to remember in a job interview
Job interviews can be pretty nerve-racking. The pressure of what could be a life-changing event is often enough to make the mind go blank when you need it most. For many people, overthinking is the main problem - they try to memorise too much, and then trip up when attempting ... 9:37:31 AM- 20Jun2017
Visual CVs: Should you have one?
Did you know that the CV goes back hundreds of years? While it's impossible to determine exactly when the first one was produced, we do know that the earliest professional resume on record is credited to none other than Leonardo Da Vinci - famous of course for painting Mona Lisa ... 12:34:20 PM- 08Jun2017
Tobias Lamptey – 1 month in with SF Group
Apparently moving house is in the top 5 most stressful events in a persons life, add moving 130 miles northbound up the M1 to the mix and this past month could’ve been quite an upheaval for me. Fortunately, with a little experience under my belt, I managed to secure ... 9:56:50 AM- 30May2017
The East Midlands Dealmakers Awards
It’s with slightly heavy heads this morning that we thank the Business Insider for hosting and organising the East Midlands Dealmakers Awards at the Belfry, Nottingham yesterday evening. This is an annual event that recognises achievements and successes by the firms, funders and individuals driving this region’s deal making sector. ... 9:46:47 AM- 26May2017
We are delighted to be sponsoring the Drinks Reception at the East Midlands Deal Makers Awards this Evening
Taking place on Thursday 25th May at 7pm at the Belfry in Nottingham, this prestigious event is an annual recognition of the achievements by the firms, funders and individuals driving this region’s deal making sector. Each year the hosts, Business Insider, welcome guests from around the East Midlands to mark ... 9:44:49 AM- 25May2017
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



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