Staying focused and motivated – #lockdown2020 goals

Staying focused and motivated - #Lockdown2020 goals

Alice Weeks, Octopus Personnel Recruitment Consultant, explains how the Octopus team have been staying focused and motivated this week.  What are your #lockdown2020 goals?

Staying focused and motivated - #Lockdown2020 goals

#lockdown2020 goals

We’d love to hear how you are keeping yourself busy or what challenges you’ve set yourself to achieve during this time of social distancing.  From baking banana bread, to cycling, to running 10K, the Octopus team are keeping themselves focused and motivated by setting themselves challenges.  Let us know so we can feature your success stories here!

Use online resources to achieve your goals - Staying focused and motivated - #Lockdown2020 goals

Our Marketing Manager, Rae Britton, has set herself a lockdown goal of investing in her own personal brand and improving her #linkedinprofile. LinkedIn regularly add features to increase its capabilities as a personal marketing platform and give you new ways to signal your skills and motivations.  Check out Rae’s blog to seriously up your LinkedIn game in less than an hour!

Fantastic Feedback

Candidate testimonial - I love the new website - Octopus Personnel

We love our job, but there’s nothing better than hearing from our candidates about their experiences, and reading their reviews of the website. If you’ve used the new website to search for jobs or send us a timesheet or just to see what it’s like, we’d love to hear from you. Take a moment and share your experience with us.  Your feedback goes straight back into the development process so we can make sure our website serves you well.  Send us an email at to share your thoughts too!

Feedback from candidates who have used the upload timesheet service has been overwhelming positive.  It’s simple and easy, and most importantly during these times, it’s safe!  Use the pink Upload Timesheet button on the homepage here.

Candidate testimonial - uploading timesheets - Octopus Personnel

Tremendous Temps of the Month!

We are super proud to have TWO Temps of the Month for March!

Ruth is an exceptional temp of ours! Not only has she taken on temporary assignments with an easy going and open approach, but she has proved on every assignment to be an exceptionally hard worker and we have always received the most amazing feedback wherever she has worked. Ruth is a delight and always lifts the mood when she drops her timesheet into the office.

Chris has been working on an temporary assignment for a number of months now. He has settled in incredibly well, quickly fitting in with the team, who clearly value his contribution. His hard work and dedication shines through and we cannot thank him enough for his commitment.

Are you April’s Temp of the Month?

Temp of the Month - Octopus Personnel

Temp of the Month is recognition of the hard work and dedication you put in to serving our clients.  It comes with a £20 gift voucher and you are added to ‘Hall of the Fame’ on the website!  Every month it’s so hard to choose as each of the team members always has a candidate in mind who has gone above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.  We are always looking for the next Temp of the Month!

We are so glad to have YOU as part of the team and we are so much stronger together!  So give us a call (01747 825568), email us or visit the website and use the contact us form so we can call you back if we can help you in any way.

Alice Weeks

About the author

I specialise in temporary recruitment and I’m always planning ahead, but manage to fill those last minute gaps! I really enjoy the buzz of the Octopus Office and no two days are the same. For me, it’s really important to get to know my candidates so I can support them on assignments and get the best from them.

I love baking so working in the Octopus Office with a monthly bake-off is a dream come true. I am a great listener and I know the power of a well-timed cup of tea and a biscuit!