Temp of the Month – June 2022

Lauren is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
June’s award goes to Lauren.

 

I am delighted to announce that our Octopus Temp of the Month for June is Lauren.

Lauren first registered with Anna after she had finished university. Anna could see straight away that Lauren had exciting potential, and we put our heads together to see how we could best help Lauren in her job search. Straight away I could see that Lauren had a lot to offer our clients. Lauren is a real self-starter, and was looking for a job with progression, and had even taken the initiative to do some online courses at home to boost her chances of securing a job.

I was able to secure Lauren a temping assignment with my client and they loved her from day one. They fed back to me that Lauren was dependable, industrious, and outstanding at customer service. They were so happy with Lauren’s contribution that they made her a permanent job offer. This is just such a brilliant result for Lauren’s hard work and fantastic attitude to her job search.

Congratulations Lauren, it has been a real pleasure helping you into the world of work and I know you have an excellent future ahead of you.

 

 

 

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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Katherine Howell

About the author

I oversee the permanent and commercial jobs here at Octopus, including accounts, sales and office roles.

The team are absolutely fantastic here at Octopus.  I love that the same level of care and support between our team is mirrored in our client and candidate interactions, which is what sets us apart as a brand.

Temp of the Month – May 2022

Dan is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
May’s award goes to Dan.

 

I am delighted to announce that our Octopus Temp of the Month for May is Dan.

Dan has taken several assignments with us and has impressed me with his super work ethic. He is reliable, always on time, dependable and super polite – all the best qualities when we’re looking for temps for our clients. I know I can call him when last minute assignments come in as he always steps in and does a great job.

Thank you for your amazing work Dan and congratulations for joining the ranks of our Temps of the Month.

 

 

 

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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Anna Wiklinska

About the author

I’m on hand for our temporary and industrial recruitment – think warehousing, production, construction and technical type jobs.

I really enjoy meeting our job hunters and helping them to find work. It’s been lovely to talk to local people and find out what matters to them.

Temp of the Month – April 2022

Ronel is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
April’s award goes to Ronel.

 

I am delighted to announce that our Octopus Temp of the Month for April is Ronel.

Our Temp of the Month for April was an easy decision. Ronel had only been working for our client for a few weeks when they said they wanted to keep her and referred to her as a “godsend”. Such lovely feedback for Ronel and we love her just as much. When asking the team around the office, they replied that she is such a nice, positive person. When advertising, we often ask for people with a “can-do” attitude and Ronel has it in spades.

Thank you for your amazing work Ronel and congratulations for joining the ranks of our Temps of the Month.

 

 

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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Anna Wiklinska

About the author

I’m on hand for our temporary and industrial recruitment – think warehousing, production, construction and technical type jobs.

I really enjoy meeting our job hunters and helping them to find work. It’s been lovely to talk to local people and find out what matters to them.

Temp of the Month – March 2022

Jacob is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
March’s award goes to Jacob.

 

I am delighted to announce that our Octopus Temp of the Month for March is Jacob.

Jacob started working for us last September. He came to us without any work experience but with a willingness to try anything and work hard. Jacob has since worked for several of our clients on various assignments, from warehouse, production and hospitality and has been a real star in each and every placement. We always get great feedback about Jacob and it has given me confidence to recommend him to new clients. Jacob is now relocating for a permanent job and while I’m going to miss him greatly, I am so proud to have worked with him and see his confidence grow.

Thank you, Jacob for being a superstar and we wish you the best of luck in your career. Drop in for a coffee anytime!

 

 

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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Anna Wiklinska

About the author

I’m on hand for our temporary and industrial recruitment – think warehousing, production, construction and technical type jobs.

I really enjoy meeting our job hunters and helping them to find work. It’s been lovely to talk to local people and find out what matters to them.

Temp of the Month – February 2022

Eliza is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
February’s award goes to Eliza.

 

I am delighted to announce that our Octopus Temp of the Month for February is Eliza.

Eliza started working for our client last November, and has been studiously making a name for herself in the business. Eliza has been working outside in all weathers and is happy to do whatever is needed of her. She has been a real asset to our client through COVID absences and has gone out of her way to help out. Her manager has given several glowing reviews of her work and called us to nominate her for Temp of the Month. We’re very proud that Eliza has chosen to temp for Octopus and we couldn’t be more delighted to award her Temp of the Month.

Thank you, Eliza and congratulations on winning our Temp of the Month.

 

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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Anna Wiklinska

About the author

I’m on hand for our temporary and industrial recruitment – think warehousing, production, construction and technical type jobs.

I really enjoy meeting our job hunters and helping them to find work. It’s been lovely to talk to local people and find out what matters to them.

Temp of the Year 2021

12  worthy Temp of the Month Nominees but only 1 can win Octopus Temp of the Year.

2021 proved to be another challenging year in the job market, with businesses and workers facing new challenges through a second lockdown, COVID restrictions, Brexit and economic uncertainty. Through it all, our temp workers have risen to the challenge to keep businesses trading in changing markets. In 2021 we had 12 incredible people who thoroughly deserved their special recognition of Temp of the Month.

Here are our 12 Temp of the Month winners for 2021.

Temp of the Year 2021

Of course, there can only be one winner for our Temp of the Year 2021 and on a cold, dark night The Jobsmobile travelled to their place of work to surprise our winner.

We have great pleasure in announcing that our Temp of the Year 2021 is Houssem.

Houssem has quite literally gone the extra miles to be a stand out temp worker. Quite remarkably he rode his bike for 2 hours to get to work. Now that’s dedication! No wonder he has been snapped up and offered a permanent role!

See the photos and watch the video to see the moment we surprised Houssem at the beginning of his shift.

Here’s the night in pictures.

 

 

 

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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Erin Belmont

About the author

I look after the marketing for Octopus – from the job adverts you see to the events we put on throughout the year.

I love being in the middle of the office, soaking up the lively dynamic atmosphere. The team at Octopus really care about our job searchers and clients and do everything they can to understand everyone’s needs and make intelligent and productive job matches. Their drive and fun loving spirit inspire me every day!

 

Temp of the Month – January 2022

Carol is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
January’s award goes to Carol.

 

I am delighted to announce that our Octopus Temp of the Month for January is Carol.

I took great pleasure in inviting Carol to our office this week and surprising her with our Temp of the Month Award. It was lovely to catch up with Carol in person and have a chat.

Carol has been temping with our client since March last year and continues to do an incredible job. She always goes the extra mile to help during busy periods and has made herself invaluable to the team. Her manager was extremely pleased to hear that Carol would be receiving this accolade, praising her helpfulness, and couldn’t wait to congratulate her.

Thank you, Carol and congratulations on winning our Temp of the Month.

 

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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Anna Wiklinska

About the author

I’m on hand for our temporary and industrial recruitment – think warehousing, production, construction and technical type jobs.

I really enjoy meeting our job hunters and helping them to find work. It’s been lovely to talk to local people and find out what matters to them.

Temp of the Month – December 2021

Karina is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
December’s award goes to Karina.

 

Anna was delighted to celebrate Karina’s work with with our Temp of the Month award for December.

Anna described Karina as being “a ray of sunshine”. From the start of registering with us she has been very open to new opportunities and has impressed us with her initiative and problem solving skills during her work.

Thank you Karina, and congratulations on winning our Temp of the Month.

 

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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Erin Belmont

About the author

I look after the marketing for Octopus – from the job adverts you see to the events we put on throughout the year.

I love being in the middle of the office, soaking up the lively dynamic atmosphere. The team at Octopus really care about our job searchers and clients and do everything they can to understand everyone’s needs and make intelligent and productive job matches. Their drive and fun loving spirit inspire me every day!

 

Temp of the Month – November 2021

Annie is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
November’s award goes to Annie.

 

Anna was delighted to reward Annie’s hard work with our Temp of the Month award for November.

Annie has received fantastic feedback from our client and has proven herself to be a reliable and hardworking employee straight from the outset. She worked really well in the team but really pulled out all the stops to cover some staff absence. Our client has said that Annie is a joy to be around and we couldn’t agree more.

Thank you Annie, and congratulations on winning our Temp of the Month.

Annie

 

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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Erin Belmont

About the author

I look after the marketing for Octopus – from the job adverts you see to the events we put on throughout the year.

I love being in the middle of the office, soaking up the lively dynamic atmosphere. The team at Octopus really care about our job searchers and clients and do everything they can to understand everyone’s needs and make intelligent and productive job matches. Their drive and fun loving spirit inspire me every day!

 

Temp of the Month – October 2021

Houssem is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
October’s award goes to Houssem.

Houssem has only been registered with Octopus for a short while, but he has already made quite an impression on both the Octopus team and our clients. On two separate occasions our clients have called to personally say how great he has worked and Houssem is always happy to try a new assignment so the team love calling him! He is a true delight and we love having him on the Octopus temping team.

Thank you Houssem, and congratulations on winning our Temp of the Month.

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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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!

Temp of the Month – September 2021

Marcus is our Temp of the Month!

 

Temp of the Month
September’s award goes to Marcus.

Marcus has been brilliant ever since he started working with us. He is never afraid to work extra hours and our client is so impressed he will be going perm with them at the end of the month. We will be sad to see Marcus go but couldn’t be happier for him.

Thank you Marcus, wishing you all the best in your new job and congratulations on winning our Temp of the Month for September!

Could you be the next Temp of the Month?

We are extremely proud of our temporary workers, all of whom we expect to be hardworking and reliable. Each month we invite our clients and staff in the office to nominate any temp who has gone above and beyond or exceeded their expectations in some way. Out of these, we choose one winner, giving them £20 worth of vouchers to recognise their contribution and say thank you!

We publish our winners in the office, on social media and here.

Click on ‘Temp of the Month’ in the blogs to see more.

 

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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!