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  • Lena Burnett, Octopus Personnel Sew yourself the perfect career

    Sewing passion into performance: stitch yourself the perfect career

    On Sewing Machine Day, Lena Burnett, Octopus Personnel Recruitment Consultant, explains how a hobby, such as sewing, can be the gateway to a great career. Do you have something you LOVE to do?  Something that lights you up and makes your heart sing?  That is exactly how I feel about sewing!  It’s more than a

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  • Alice Weeks, Octopus Personnel Recruitment Consultant with Biscuits

    The Best Biscuit 2019!

    Which of the nation’s favourites ‘will take the biscuit’ as the best for 2019? On National Biscuit Day 2019, Alice Weeks, Octopus Personnel Trainee Recruitment Consultant, uses her extensive experience to evaluate the competitors and predict the ultimate winner. There are just under 30 different types of biscuits this year which are runners and riders

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    Stay Safe in the Sun

    At Octopus Personnel, we take the safety of our temporary candidates very seriously.  Lena Burnett, Octopus Personnel Recruitment Consultant, explains how to stay safe in the sun when working outside. Summer is almost here!  Whilst it lifts everyone’s spirits when the sun is out, extra precautions should be taken for outdoor workers, including many of

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  • Sandra Smart Octopus Personnel

    The Mounting Costs of Recruitment:  How to reduce high employee turnover

    Sandra Smart, Company Director of Octopus Personnel, explains how to reduce employee turnover and recruit efficiently to attract and retain top talent.  Unfortunately, it is incredibly rare for an employee to work for the same company for their whole career, retiring after 50 years with a good pension and a golden watch.  Redundancy is a

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