Be #grateful so you’ll be happy!

What are the Octopus Team grateful for?

Lucie, Octopus Personnel Office Manager, explains what the team are grateful for this week.

People who are grateful tend to be happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Being grateful can help people cope with stress and can even have a beneficial effect on heart rate. This action is easy to do yet its benefits have been scientifically proven. In tests, people who tried it each night for just one week were happier and less depressed one month, three months and six months later.

So, what are we grateful for?

Octopus Temps of the Month - Our fantastic candidates - what are the Octopus Personnel Team grateful for?

Firstly, YOU! Our fantastic candidates!  We are so pleased to work with such dedicated people who go above and beyond every single time.  Don’t forget we are here to help and support you in any way we can.

Images of the Octopus Team together - Our amazing team - what are the Octopus Personnel Team grateful for?

Secondly, that we are part of such a fantastic team.  Remotely or together in the office, what makes the Octopus experience so different is the team!  Alice summed it up perfectly, “Even though we are working remotely, finding surprises like these chocolates Sandra sent or brownies left on my wall from Mike show what a great team we have.”

Images of family and friends - Our Families & Friends - what are the Octopus Personnel Team grateful for?

Thirdly, for our families.  Whether together or further apart, we are so grateful for their support and love.  Whether getting out and enjoying the countryside in our hour’s exercise, working together to support the NHS (Donna’s girls have painted on old flipchart paper from the office and are wearing Flavourworks T-shirts – reduce, reuse and recycle!) cuddling up with the unconditional love of our pets or connecting with family further afield through video call, we are so grateful for time together.

Images of Dorset - what are the Octopus Personnel Team grateful for?

Fourthly, for the stunning place we live in.  For the opportunity to wander through this fantastic countryside, and for all the places we miss and can’t connect with at the moment – like the sunset at Sandbanks in the bottom image.  Donna can’t wait to get back there!

Images of the team out together - Team Nights Out! - what are the Octopus Personnel Team grateful for?

Fifthly, we are grateful for hope!  Remembering all the fantastic times we have shared as team – especially on nights out! – and hoping to be back together soon to do it all again.  The Octopus team have always had such a fantastic time, from bake-offs to bowling, but now that supportive team dynamic is so vital to keep driving the business forward and really taking care of each other.

We are so glad to have all of YOU as part of the team and we are so much stronger together!  So give us a call (01747 825568), email us enquiries@octopuspersonnel.co.uk or visit the website and use the contact us form so we can call you back if we can help you in any way.  We’d love to hear from you – let us know how work is going and what you are grateful for!

Lucie Golbourn

About the author

I oversee all parts of the Octopus machine. From registering candidates to site visits with clients, I love the fast-paced challenge of it all. Leading by example, we are not just recruiters; we are sourcing advisors, which means we are able to act as a friend who can efficiently guide you through productive recruitment drives.

I love being a crazy cat lady, whilst taking mindful moments and balancing on my head! Check out my blog about using mindfulness to drive productivity. Yoga anyone?