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'Muddy Matchers'

The Octopus Personnel team all took part in a ‘Pretty Muddy’ race for life event on Saturday in Poole to raise funds to help Cancer Research UK in the fight to beat cancer.

It’s a muddy obstacle course where they had to crawl under cargo nets and through tunnels, wade through pools of mud, conquer the high ‘A’ frame, navigate through the spiders web and the grand finale was the mud slide – ‘We all had a great time it was a great... Read more >
Post Image Think all recruitment agencies are the same?  Well we\'re not!

Think all recruitment agencies are the same? Well we're not!

Think all recruitment agencies are the same?
Well we're not!

Is Octopus Personnel different from the rest? Yes! - Bold Claim- Prove it?

Ok, how's this for a starter... with all our permanent placements we offer a 100%, 12 week money back guarantee.

That's right, so confident are we in our ability to find you the right people, we offer our clients a full rebate if a candidate resigns or if you feel that during the first 12 weeks of... Read more >
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NMW and Living Wage Increase

On the 1st April 2017, the national living and minimum wages go up.

The new rates are as follow:

Aged 25 and over (NLW) £7.50 per hour
Aged 21 - 24 £7.05 per hour
Aged 18 - 20 £5.60 per hour
Aged 16 - 17 £4.05 per hour
Apprentices under 19, or in first year of Apprenticeship. £3.50 per hour

The REC has worked with HMRC to produce a guide? If you would like a copy please give the office a call and we will send one over to you.... Read more >
Post Image New Year, New Ambition, New Job!

New Year, New Ambition, New Job!

There's no better time for a fresh start than the beginning of a brand-new year. It's a point at which you can say goodbye to 2016 and hello to a whole host of new and exciting opportunities -2017 could be your year!

As you consider your hopes and aspirations for the new year ahead, spend a little time thinking about what you really want to do with your life and in particular what you want to do for a living?

Is work a chore, are you... Read more >