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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[…]

30/09/2015
Finance and accountancy driving job growth

Jobs and wages across the UK are both on the up, thanks to positive growth in the finance and accountancy sectors. According to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (Apsco), the continued economic recovery has brought with it a 5.7 per cent increase in salaries for professionals in the accountancy, IT and marketing sectors. Though[…]

25/09/2015
SF GROUP ACQUIRES SELECTION GROUP

Recruitment specialist SF Group, which is part of The Invest|R Group, has acquired Selection Group from its founder John Lumb. Selection Group, which has operations in Leeds and Manchester, will become part of SF Group’s network of offices covering the East Midlands, West Midlands and the North West. The acquisition also enables SF Group to[…]

SF BLOG

Why you shouldn’t ignore the agency recruiter
Many clients and candidates question whether they should even bother working with an agency at all with several reluctant to apply to agency job advertisements or making a proactive call to register. However, when you are looking for a job or you need to fill a current vacancy you need ... 12:31:13 PM- 23Jun2016
A very successful night at the dogs!
Last Friday, SF Group had a busy evening at the Nottingham Greyhound stadium celebrating the end of exams with NCASS students. The event proved to be very successful and was full of networking, complimentary drinks from SF Group, competitive races and lots of celebratory NCASS students. During the evening, ... 1:13:15 PM- 17Jun2016
Five trends driving workplace efficiency in 2016
Only two years ago a Deloitte report showed how workplace diversity sits at the bottom of the priority pile for many HR managers - it ranked below leadership, retention and even technology on the list. Progress has been made in the past two years, but there's still plenty of work ... 1:15:52 PM- 15Jun2016
A Successful Networking Event with Freeths LLP and RSM
SF Group had a brilliant time last Thursday at the FD Networking event which was planned in association with Freeths LLP and, the Accountancy practice, RSM. The event was very successful with a number of FD’s and MD’s in attendance. It was the first event that Manchester has arranged within ... 2:31:15 PM- 13Jun2016
SF Group sponsors the NCASS event 2016
SF Group are delighted to be the key sponsors of the ‘NCASS Night at the Dogs’ event at the Nottingham Greyhound Stadium on Friday 10th June, 6pm-11pm. This  event is for NCASS students that want to celebrate the end of their exams in style and it is not to be missed. ... 11:59:50 AM- 02Jun2016
SF Group Welcomes Laura Jenkins
SF Group is pleased to announce that Laura Jenkins has joined our Derby Office Support team. Laura started her career in recruitment over 8 years ago and has gained a range of experience within different disciplines. She joins SF Group as an Office Support Recruitment Consultant where she will be recruiting for all ... 10:01:13 AM- 02Jun2016
Why self-belief is essential for career success
In the workplace, being introverted and lacking self-belief are very different things that people often confuse with each other. You can be quiet, shy and reserved, and know in your head and heart that you’re amazing at what you do. On the flipside, you can be loud and confident but ... 9:59:02 AM- 02Jun2016
SF Group’s successful day at The Job Show in Leicester
Last Thursday, SF Group had a busy day at The Job Show which was held at the Leicester City Football Ground. The Job Show gathered Leicester’s  best employers, recruitment agencies, training providers, universities, colleges and organisations  to unite talent with opportunity. The event proved to be an excellent day of networking and getting to know potential clients ... 12:06:17 PM- 17May2016
SF Group launch in Lincolnshire, Newark and Grantham!
We are delighted to announce our launch into the Lincolnshire, Newark and Grantham regions, in line with our exciting growth strategy. Within our established Lincolnshire, Newark and Grantham team we have Emma McCarthy and Ellen McGrath who will look after the Part-Qualified and Qualified Finance & Accountancy Division, Katy ... 2:45:50 PM- 16May2016
How to motivate your employees, especially on a Monday morning
If many of your employees live for the weekend, its your responsibility to revive and motivate them when the working week starts. However, Mondays needn’t be so painful. There are many ways to ensure that your employees are happy coming to work and feel motivated from the moment they arrive, ... 11:34:29 AM- 11May2016
SF Group Welcomes Hannah Neeworth
SF Group is pleased to announce that Hannah Neeworth has joined our Leicester Marketing team. Hannah started her career in Marketing over 5 years ago and joins SF Group as a Specialist Marketing Consultant where she will be recruiting for all Permanent & Interim opportunities within the East Midlands region. ... 8:26:33 AM- 06May2016
SF Groups Marathon Accomplished
On Sunday 24th April 2016, SF Groups Tom Beale completed the London Marathon to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. After all the training and preparation over the past few months, the nerves and excitement really kicked in on Saturday when Tom went to pick up his race number. In ... 12:18:59 PM- 26Apr2016
SF Group’s Tom Beale to run the London Marathon
On Sunday 24th April 2016, SF Group’s Finance & Accountancy consultant Tom Beale will be running the London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Tom has been training very hard over the last few months and is looking forward to the challenge ahead. The money that Tom raises will be donated ... 1:41:31 PM- 20Apr2016
Should staff be forced to use their full annual holiday entitlement without carrying any over?
A generous holiday allowance is a benefit that most employees prize highly; research suggests that the current generation of workers values their time off far more than ever and that’s why flexible working has become such an attractive option. Yet despite this, it can be difficult for staff to take ... 1:59:00 PM- 14Apr2016
SF Group Welcomes Jackie Parmar
SF Group is pleased to announce that Jackie Parmar has joined our East Midlands team. Jackie graduated with a Psychology Degree before embarking on a career in HR. Jackie has previous experience working at Grant Thornton as a Compliance Officer and joins SF Group as a recruitment consultant for ... 8:52:14 AM- 08Apr2016
SF Group Welcomes Rachael Dawkins
SF Group is pleased to announce that Rachael Dawkins has joined our East Midlands team. Rachael studied Business Administration and Communications before embarking on a career which included working for the Royal Bank of Scotland and Next.  Rachael has over 2 years previous recruitment experience and joins SF Group as a ... 8:56:13 AM- 07Apr2016
GAAPweb launch work experience competition for rising star of finance
Work experience is a great way to work for a company and gain an insight into what it takes to work in a professional atmosphere. It will also provide you with the necessary skills to complement your educational courses or qualifications and enhance your employment skills. There are many benefits ... 11:56:00 AM- 05Apr2016
SF Group’s Emma McCarthy is now recruiting in Lincolnshire
We are so pleased to announce that Emma McCarthy, who has been with SF Group for over 13 years and previously managed an executive recruitment market in the North West, has taken up an exciting new position within SF Group covering all levels of finance & accountancy across the Lincolnshire ... 9:49:55 AM- 05Apr2016
What will recruitment be like in 2026?
A lot can change in ten years - back in 2006 no one would have guessed that social media was going to be such a big deal in 2016. Twitter didn't even exist then, and yet look how useful a tool it has become for both recruiters and job seekers. ... 9:28:22 AM- 30Mar2016
Social media isn’t just for fun anymore
Social media is inundated with cute cat videos, political memes, reality TV star selfies and family members posting cringe-worthy updates; but as any successful job seeker will tell you, social media is a lot more than just a source of entertainment. It's also one of the most valuable tools for ... 8:54:10 AM- 21Mar2016

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