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21/11/2016
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[…]

11/07/2016
Midlands manufacturing sector could boost economy following Brexit

The Midlands region must build upon its manufacturing strengths in order to help grow the local economy post-Brexit, Jon Collins, leader of Nottingham City Council, has said. In his talk at the Midlands Engine Conference, Collins noted that following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, it’s vital the Midlands Engine initiative is more than[…]

07/06/2016
Osborne: Brexit puts West Midlands jobs at risk

If Britain decides to leave the EU, as many as 44,000 jobs could be put at risk, the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne claims. Speaking to solihullobserver.co.uk, Mr Osborne noted that the region plays a key part in Britain’s manufacturing industry and withdrawing from the single market economy could results in thousands of local jobs being[…]

20/04/2016
West Midlands build could create 8,500 new jobs

Up to 8,500 new jobs could be created in the West Midlands, thanks to a new scheme which will turn more than 600 acres of land into a huge rail freight transport hub. The project, called West Midlands Interchange, is well-connected, as it is close to Four Ashes train station, the M6 and M54. Gerald[…]

31/03/2016
Almost 200 new jobs created by Midlands funding scheme

The Green Shoots Plus scheme has enabled 26 companies in the Midlands to create 174 new jobs locally and safeguarded 55 existing roles. The scheme, which is run by the Express and Star newspaper in conjunction with the University of Wolverhampton, has already awarded £1.6 million in grants to small and medium-sized businesses. Another £1.2[…]

27/01/2016
West Midlands firms create 20,000 new jobs in 2015

Two hundred of the largest companies in the West Midlands created 20,000 new jobs in 2015 alone, it has been revealed. New research presented in the BDO West Midlands Report 2016, which aims to create an economic growth barometer, shows that the combined turnover of these businesses was up by five per cent to £130.48[…]

26/01/2016
East Midlands boasts a higher rate of employment than London

East Midlands’ rate of employment has risen to 74.4 per cent, thus overtaking London, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Over the course of the past 12 months, 17,000 more East Midlands residents have found work; the number of people claiming unemployment benefits has also dropped by 9,800. Overall, 31.4 million UK workers are now[…]

07/01/2016
SF Launches Procurement Division in the East Midlands

Due to the success of the Procurement Division in the West Midlands, SF Group has launched a Procurement & Supply Chain Division in the East Midlands and to manage this process, SF has placed Anna-Maria Bains, a substantially experienced procurement recruiter, the head of this new division with aims to grow the team inline with it’s[…]

05/01/2016
2016 looks promising for East Midlands’ businesses

2016 is set to be another success for businesses in the East Midlands, chamber president Jean Mountain recently stated. She praised the “tenacity and ambition” of local businesses, noting that the region’s manufacturing, professional services, construction and creative sectors are particularly strong. “The East Midlands has created jobs at a faster rate than anywhere else[…]

09/10/2015
7,000 jobs set to come to the East Midlands area

Some 7,000 new jobs could be created in the east Midlands area if a new development goes ahead, according to development firm Roxhill. The development, which consists of a 250-acre warehouse complex and a new rail freight line, will be located near East Midlands Airport, reports burtonmail.co.uk. It first needs to be approved by secretary[…]

SF BLOG

How to prepare for Seasonal Recruiting
  Christmas is a busy time of year for all businesses, particularly as this is – for many – when the financial year starts to come to an end. With so much paperwork to do, most organisations take the wise decision to hire additional finance and office staff over ... 2:47:39 PM- 30Nov2016
Five job-hunting myths you need to forget immediately
Searching for a job is hard work. It can be time-consuming, tiring and frustrating - even though you're doing it with the best possible intentions. It's also a world filled with misconceptions too; little false truths that can get in the way of your success. Below are five of ... 11:17:40 AM- 24Nov2016
How to reignite your job search
Finding a new job can be draining, you start with all the vigour in the world, determined to impress everyone out there, before slowly shrinking back into everyday jadedness simply because of a few ignored applications. This shouldn't - and needn't - be the way. If you're going to ... 11:53:25 AM- 17Nov2016
How to be a better leader in tough times
Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr are all remembered for being great leaders, but there's something else they have in common - they achieved what they did in particularly difficult times. Now, running a business or managing a workforce - while challenging - can't exactly be ... 1:12:51 PM- 09Nov2016
SF Group Welcomes Marie Hyde nee Macey
SF Group is pleased to announce that Marie Hyde has joined our Commercial team covering the Leicestershire and Northamptonshire market. Having recently joined from Office Angels, Marie brings with her a wealth of understanding and knowledge of this marketplace. Marie graduated from Demontfort University with a degree in Dance and ... 4:51:09 PM- 03Nov2016
Common interview mistakes that could cost you the job
Nobody enjoys going to job interviews, but they're unavoidable if you want to further your career.  Providing you know what you’re doing then the whole situation won’t feel awkward at all and there shouldn’t be anything to fear. It's not just about what you do in your interview, ... 12:13:56 PM- 02Nov2016
SF Group Lands in Lincolnshire
  We are excited to share our news that we have opened an office in Lincolnshire and we can now offer our clients in this area an enhanced professional recruitment service. The office, based at George Boole House, Weaver Road, Lincoln is fully operational and has a team of ... 9:54:35 AM- 18Oct2016
Beyond Payday: Employee perks to negotiate
Whichever path you find yourself on, the career decisions you make will always be influenced in one way or another by money. How valuable is that promotion? Is the improved salary worth the added stress and responsibility? You'll know, of course, that pay is almost always negotiable, regardless of ... 12:18:44 PM- 07Oct2016
Banish those nerves: Pre-interview tips to help you get the job
It’s fair to say that job interviews are a necessary evil. They can be very daunting when you’re sat in the hot seat, with every word and action being scrutinised by a panel of people you have never met before. Nobody looks forward to being in that pressure-filled position ... 1:43:34 PM- 28Sep2016
Increase in the National Minimum Wage from 1st October 2016
At SF Group we are always keen to keep you updated with legal changes in the employment market, and we wanted to remind you that as of 1st October 2016 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will increase. The NMW applies to all workers and is paid at different rates ... 9:08:44 AM- 21Sep2016
Five steps to writing a first class cover letter
The cover letter is one of the most important parts of applying to a job, not only is this an advertisement of your professional self but it’s a statement of intent to a prospective employer who could change your life. Although there is a fair bit of pressure to ... 2:10:07 PM- 20Sep2016
Good Luck Helen Kinney
Today SF is saying a temporary goodbye to our fantastic receptionist Helen Kinney as she begins an exciting year of maternity leave. After 12 years of exemplary service Helen truly feels like the roots of our business and never a more polite or kind person would you meet. We are ... 2:17:09 PM- 15Sep2016
SF Group at the East Midlands Business Awards!
On Friday 16th September our Super Hub in Nottingham is sponsoring the drinks reception at the prestigious, annual East Midlands Business Awards. The awards are run by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and are host to  some fantastic SME and multi-national businesses across the region. If you’re also in ... 1:21:07 PM- 13Sep2016
Viva SF Group!
In the early hours of Friday, 124 of us travelled to Palma, Majorca from East Midlands, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.  We met by the pool a little weary eyed and began what was to be a weekend full of bonding, getting to know each other, cocktails, sunshine and laughs. ... 3:54:18 PM- 12Sep2016
SF Group are Majorca Bound
In only 3 days SF Group (yep all 124 of us) are heading for a  weekend in the sun. This is the 3rd year running that our owner & COO Tony Minnis has insisted on taking his troops to the sunny isle of Majorca for our summer conference. Are we ... 4:26:10 PM- 06Sep2016
SF Group Welcomes Jade Edwards
    SF Group is delighted to welcome Jade Edwards who has recently joined our Leicester team from Office Angels. Jade has come on board to drive the Commercial Division covering the Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes regions. Jade has an exceptionally strong network within the Commercial market and brings with her ... 10:55:04 AM- 06Sep2016
SF Group & NCASS Winner
SF Group recently sponsored an NCASS end of exams Night at the Dogs in Nottingham.  Throughout the event we ran a competition to win an iPad and the lucky winner was Rob Walker from PWC. Ellen Mcgrath, one of our part-qualified consultants based in the East Midlands, has ... 11:09:25 AM- 05Sep2016
SF Group’s successful day at the Birmingham City University Graduate Fayre
This week our internal recruitment team attended the Birmingham City University Grad Fayre. We met some exceptionally talented individuals who will hopefully have a long and thriving career with us. If you are a driven and motivated graduate and want to begin a rewarding career with one of the UK'S ... 12:52:41 PM- 26Aug2016
Future trends – What will businesses look like in 20 years
What will our working lives look like in 20 years? Will robots have replaced all humans in offices? Will our daily commutes take place in flying cars? Right now that sounds unlikely. However, the new ability to work from anywhere and still be constantly connected is always developing. SF ... 8:25:24 AM- 26Aug2016
How to work from home and stay productive
The thought of avoiding morning traffic and getting through the ‘to do’ list in absolute peace makes you wonder why more people don’t work from home as it’s a pretty appealing notion. With so much technology at hand, it’s now possible for employees in all kinds of industries to ... 12:28:40 PM- 25Aug2016

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