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 their employment they are not suitable for the post and you have to let them go.

What about the cost? Isn’t it expensive to use a recruitment agency?

Advertising and recruiting for trained staff can be a time-consuming exercise. Sifting through correspondence, selecting candidates, arranging interviews and checking references etc. is an expensive process and when handled internally, a cost that can soon spiral out of control.

At Octopus, we make all the checks and arrangements before you get involved and you’ll only ever interview the candidates that we’ve specially selected and who meet the criteria, no time wasters!

Checking a candidate’s references, qualifications and if required security clearance can be a protracted process unless you know the system, thankfully we do, so we’ll only send through suitably qualified and experienced candidates.

Ok, so what about a candidate’s attitude? How do you ensure we get both a qualified and enthusiastic new member of staff?

We’ve been successfully interviewing and screening candidates for many years and we know what we’re looking for. We also pride ourselves on building long term relationships with our clients so we understand the culture and the type of candidates that would fit the bill.

All right, you sound different from the rest but isn’t it just a numbers game? Won’t you just keep sending me candidates regardless of suitability?

No! Remember the 100%, 12-week guarantee. If we don’t make the correct match, you’ll get your fee refunded. We will have an unhappy client, an unhappy candidate and we will also be out of pocket (trust us), there is no incentive to bombard you with inappropriate candidates.

Be honest, will I be constantly hassled by your sales staff?

No, definitely not! You will be assigned your very own account manager to oversee your requirements and we of course hope that this relationship builds into a meaningful partnership, but it would be presumptuous of us to assume we know your business better than you. You let us know when you need help and we’ll respond.

Oh, almost forgot, what about finding temporary staff?

No problem, we have an extensive list of experienced and qualified temporary staff who can hit the ground running!
The process is simple and we take care of all the paperwork and legal formalities so you can just concentrate on running the business.

So, what do I need to do if I want to recruit?

Simply call the team at Octopus and we will arrange for an Account Manager to visit you at your convenience. Leave it to Octopus to find the right people for the right jobs.

Sandra Smart

About the author

I believe that recruitment is at the heart of a growing economy and that a different type of recruitment service, with honesty, efficiency and integrity at its heart, can benefit all. Octopus Personnel is the result of hard work, focus and commitment to that vision – to delivering consistently great results for our candidates and clients alike, as well as ensuring the agency is a vibrant, inclusive, inspirational place to work and develop rewarding careers.