16 March 2020
Birmingham-based SF Recruitment has been named among the top five companies to work for in the Midlands.
Positioned as the fifth best company in the Midlands - and the number one recruiter - the announcement comes after SF Recruitment was commended for its learning and development by the Sunday Times.
Unlike the national rankings, where SF Recruitment was named as one of the best small companies to work for, the Midlands list is not broken down into categories based on the size of the organisation.
Further cementing its position as the specialist recruiter in the Midlands, SF Recruitment has made a significant investment into its employee engagement programme over the last two years. In addition to flexible working options, the company offers a range of benefits and incentives which allow employees to reduce their hours and enjoy an early finish on a Friday.
Saira Demmer, CEO at SF Recruitment, said: “We have developed a number of fantastic learning and development programmes over the last few years and we are thrilled to have been recognised as the fifth best company to work for in the Midlands.
“In our day jobs, we are obsessed with matching the right people with their ideal roles, and for us to achieve this, we knew we had to make sure that all of our people were coming to work every day excited to be in their own ideal roles. Being part of a team of engaged, successful people is what we believe makes a business an employer of choice.”
Earlier this year, SF Recruitment earned a three-star accreditation by Best Companies, which is recognised as the UK standard in workplace development. Among the recent changes to the workplace, the company introduced market-leading enhanced maternity pay, length of service rewards and clear career development pathways.
Improving wellbeing has also been a key driver for the business, as Saira Demmer explained: “We have provided options for our people to focus on their physical, mental and financial wellbeing, at a time and in a way that suits them and their individual circumstances.
“In addition to healthcare plans and gym memberships, we have regular visits from a mindfulness consultant and an anonymous counsellor is also available to employees who would like to discuss personal matters in a safe environment.”
SF Recruitment is a patron of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Commenting on the success of SF Recruitment, Paul Faulkner, chief executive of the Chamber, said: “It is fantastic to see SF Recruitment leading the way in employee engagement and its position as a best company to work for. The business has set a really positive example for other businesses in the Midlands, and the initiatives it has introduced over recent years has shown why it is such a forward-thinking company.”
SF Recruitment is the leading specialist recruiter in the Midlands, with offices in Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester. Its specialist expertise stretches a number of areas, including executive; finance and accountancy; technology; office support; engineering; HR, sales and marketing; procurement; and supply chain. To find out more, please visit www.sfrecruitment.com