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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[…]

18/09/2015
HS2 in recruitment drive for specialist workers

More than 100 jobs are set to be created in the Midlands over the coming weeks, thanks to the HS2 rail project. A recruitment drive is underway across Birmingham and the surrounding areas for a number of specialist jobs directly related to the controversial rail link between London and the Midlands. A whole range of[…]

SF BLOG

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
SF Group Welcomes Ellen McGrath
SF Group is pleased to announce that Ellen McGrath has joined our Finance & Accountancy team covering the East Midlands. Ellen has over a years experience as a Finance and Accountancy Recruiter in the East Midlands and joins SF Group as a Part-Qualified Finance & Accountancy Recruitment Consultant. Ellen will be recruiting professionals ... 12:31:17 PM- 18Mar2016
4 reasons why you should invest more time in your job application
At SF Group we appreciate the time, effort and commitment involved in making a job application and realise that it may become a bit tedious at times. No matter what the reason is for firing out so many applications it is always beneficial to slow down and take your time and ... 10:06:17 AM- 16Mar2016
5 reasons why companies should outsource their recruitment
With so many people either actively seeking a new job or open to the idea of a new role, it's surprising to discover that it's actually becoming harder and harder for companies to find the right person to fill their job vacancies. The recruitment process for companies can take up ... 3:11:08 PM- 10Mar2016
SF Group’s successful day at the Nottingham Business Expo
On Thursday, SF Group had a great day at the Nottingham Business Expo at the Motorpoint Arena. With 120 companies, including SF Group, from all over the East Midlands it was an excellent day of networking and getting to know potential clients and candidates. In addition to networking, there were also insightful ... 2:19:37 PM- 04Mar2016
SF Group Present Award at East Midlands ICAEW Event
On Thursday evening, 3 of our SF employees from our Nottingham super hub had a brilliant time at the East Midlands ICAEW Awards at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham. The evening commenced with a drinks reception followed by the Awards Dinner. There were six categories for the awards and SF Group had ... 12:59:50 PM- 04Mar2016
SF Group is listed within The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies To Work For
This week saw SF Group take up  a well deserved place within 'The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For' list for the 2nd consecutive year. So what is it about our business that makes us so great? We have an industry high employee retention rate with over a ... 4:43:53 PM- 25Feb2016
Competency-based interviews – how to use them effectively
Interviews are one of the most feared experiences, no matter how prepared we are, those nerves can often get the better of us. The one thing candidates do seem to forget is that an interview is a two-way street: it's as big a deal for the interviewer as it is ... 3:48:23 PM- 17Feb2016

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