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  • Temp of the Year 2018 Octopus Personnel

    Octopus Personnel Temp of the Year 2018

    The Octopus Personnel Temp of the Year 2018, John Prout, discusses his reaction to the award, his new permanent role with Hillbrush and his advice for other temps.   “It still hasn’t sunk in,”John Prout explains when asked about being awarded Octopus Personnel Temp of the Year 2018 last week.  Voted for by clients, candidates

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  • Alice Octopus Personnel

    Recruitment Agency Myth Buster: All You Need To Know

    Alice Weeks, Octopus Personnel Trainee Recruitment Consultant, dispels those persistent myths about recruitment agencies. It’s only about the money!  They don’t care about the candidates.  It’s a dog-eat-dog world.   The fees are enormous!  The recruitment industry generates a lot of myth and speculation.  Since starting with Octopus Personnel, I’ve learnt so much about how these

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  • Your Payroll Questions Answered

    Donna Redwood, Octopus Personnel’s Payroll & Book-Keeping Manager, answers your key questions about Payroll, Pensions, Holiday & Sickness.  When will I be paid?  How do I find out my tax code?  Should I be paying pension contributions?  Donna takes you step by step through the most common questions related to Payroll.    What is Payroll?

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  • Helping you thrive: 8 Tips to Impress in a New Role

    Lena Burnett, Octopus Personnel Recruitment Consultant, explains how to impress in those first few weeks of your new role.  Congratulations!  You’ve got the job!  But what do you do now?  Octopus Personnel is able to offer ongoing support and professional development advice, along with career tips, as you settle into your new role to help

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