It has been 12 weeks since my last communication when I found myself having to notify you about the very difficult decision we had taken around the need to furlough the team at SFR including myself. What 3 months it has been, a real roller coaster of emotions, but through the challenges and anxiety we have faced, a number of positives have surfaced from this incredible situation that we have all found ourselves in.
As some of you will already be aware through discussions I have had with clients and candidates, I am very pleased to confirm that I am formally ‘back in the saddle’ and now fully operational! I am mindful that I have yet to speak with everyone on my ‘contact list’ but I am slowly working my way through this, so please bear with me!
I am delighted to announce that we have strengthened our team following the launch of two new service offerings that we have been busily creating over recent weeks. From next week we will be launching Specialist Career Development and Specialist HR Solutions, headed up by Joe Lawless and Jayne Ryan respectively and with dedicated support from Lou and Josie. We will be posting a number of blogs and feature articles relating to both services over the coming weeks through our company LinkedIn page, so please watch this space https://www.linkedin.com/company/10344656
I have been quite heartened by the number of encouraging conversations I have had with a diverse range of business owners, sales directors and HR personnel. The upshot of these discussions has resulted in us registering a number of new vacancies that we are currently working on. In addition, we have also added several new clients and are poised to release other new vacancies that are currently in the pipeline over the next few weeks. We have made our first placement since coming out of furlough at the beginning of the month and whilst small steps, I am really pleased with the levels of activity given current market conditions.
As always, we try to speak with you whenever possible and our lines of communication will be improved further when the whole SFR team return to work in the next few weeks. In the meantime, please call me on 01462 656453, if you require any assistance.
Stay safe and best wishes, Dan and the team at SFR.