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15/02/2017
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[…]

31/01/2017
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.[…]

19/01/2017
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[…]

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[…]

SF BLOG

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 LAUNCH A SPECIALIST ENGINEERING DIVISION
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
SF GROUP NOTTINGHAM ON EXCITING GROWTH TRAJECTORY
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
The power of social media in your job search
Social media has changed the world. It's revolutionised human communication, making it infinitely easier for people to stay in touch and share information. It's also had a big impact on the recruitment industry, by giving both employers and job-seekers some exciting new powers. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn ... 4:22:34 PM- 06Dec2016
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

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