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Modern Day Slavery

Modern slavery can take many forms including the trafficking of people, forced labour, servitude and slavery.

As a recruitment agency we need to be very alert to the signs of exploitation and make all the relevant checks on all workers registering with us. The main sectors affected include, but are not limited to are; agriculture, food processing, fisheries, construction, manufacturing and the hospitality industry.

Anyone can become a... Read more >
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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 >