Temp of the Year 2023

And the winner is…

Each month in 2023 we have been celebrating the wonderful talent within our Temping team with Temp of the Month. We’ve enjoyed surprising our winners at their place of work or our office with their well deserved award. From our 12 superstars, we can choose only one winner for our Temp of the Year Award.

The competition was fierce, the talent undeniable, but we could only choose one winner for Temp of the Year.

So, without further ado, let’s shower the spotlight on our winner.

Nikki is our Temp of the Year!

Nikki was our November Temp of the Month winner. Throughout her time working with us, Nikki has consistently demonstrated exceptional skills and dedication that set her apart. From day one, she embraced every challenge with unwavering enthusiasm, going above and beyond to exceed expectations. Nikki’s strong work ethic and ability to adapt quickly to new environments have made her an invaluable asset to our Temping team. Her exceptional communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients have consistently impressed us. Nikki’s commitment to excellence and her unwavering professionalism have not only made our jobs easier, but also brought immense satisfaction to our clients.

A remarkable year.

Katherine had the pleasure of meeting Nikki back in April, when she was exploring opportunities in accounts or office management, both on a temporary and permanent basis. Nikki had some particular requirements for us to consider in her job search. She was seeking work-life balance in her next employment, as well as a positive work place environment. She was also keen to find something either part-time, or an office that would allow her to bring her dog, Bertie.

Her experience in office, accounts and project management is truly outstanding. Katherine quickly secured a temporary assignment for Nikki with one of our local clients using our video platform. And wow, did she excel! Not only did she impress the entire team, but she also demonstrated remarkable competence in her day-to-day tasks. Our client praised Nikki and said she was “a great asset to their team at short notice” when they needed help.

When her temporary role came to an end, Katherine wasted no time in finding Nikki her next assignment. Katherine was fortunate to be working on a placement for a new client, and she immediately thought of Nikki. The timing was fortuitous and Katherine was able to recommend Nikki. Once again, we used our video platform to introduce Nikki’s application and our new client loved her video. They wanted to meet Nikki straight away as they felt confident she would be right for the job and made an offer on meeting her in person. Even better, our client was happy to invite Nikki’s dog Bertie to the office!

Yet again, Nikki has effortlessly integrated into a new team. The Directors have been singing her praises, mentioning how seamlessly she fits into their team and how she quickly grasped the necessary systems and processes to thrive in her role.

Our new Temp of the Year 2023

It was fantastic to visit our client’s office to present Nikki with her award. Nikki is the kind of person who makes our jobs easier, our clients happier, and our days brighter. Its fair to say that we managed to surprise Nikki and put a smile on her face. I loved catching up with Nikki to hear how she had been getting on and how the job had fulfilled her work wishes and given her an extra boost in confidence. It’s no easy thing to jump into a role and make a difference, and I’m always full of admiration that our Temps do exactly that. Nikki has done this with style and grace and it was lovely to listen to Nikki talking about the company with such confident knowledge. A real asset to any team, I’m extremely happy that Nikki chose Octopus to find her a job.

Nikki, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being you. You’re a true inspiration, and we’re incredibly proud to have you as part of our temping team. We can’t wait to see what amazing things you achieve next!

 

Are you looking for work? Has Nikki’s story inspired you to give temping a go? If you’ve never temped before, you can learn more in Anna’s blog 10 things I love about temping – Octopus Personnel

 

 

Sandra Smart

About the author

I believe that recruitment is at the heart of a growing economy and that a different type of recruitment service, with honesty, efficiency and integrity at its heart, can benefit all. Octopus Personnel is the result of hard work, focus and commitment to that vision – to delivering consistently great results for our candidates and clients alike, as well as ensuring the agency is a vibrant, inclusive, inspirational place to work and develop rewarding careers.

Temp of the Year 2022

Big announcement incoming.

Its time once again to announce the winner of our ‘Temp of the Year’ Award. We are extreme proud of our temporary workers who display flexibility, commitment and effort in their temporary assignments.

In this age of rapid change and uncertainty, temporary work has emerged as a valuable tool for both job seekers and employers. Its flexibility and adaptability make it an attractive option for anyone looking to enhance their career prospects or to address their staffing needs.

We have a long standing tradition at Octopus to recognise the work of our Temping team with our ‘Temp of the Month’ Awards. We have had another 12 fantastic winners in 2022 who thoroughly deserved their special recognition for their contributions at work. Out of the fab 12, we have the honour of selecting the winner for our ‘Temp of the Year’.

Here’s a reminder of our 12 worthy winners of ‘Temp of the Month’ in 2022.

 

 

A worth winner.

I am delighted to take this moment to give a big round of applause to our September ‘Temp of the Month’, Miles, for winning the ‘Best Temporary Worker of the Year’ award!

Anna and I had the pleasure of surprising Miles recently on his current work assignment to present his award for ‘Temp of the Year’.

Miles is a real credit to himself and Octopus. I would like to thank him for his hard work and loyalty, and I was absolutely delighted to meet Miles after all the wonderful things I’ve heard about him and present this award personally.

Anna met Miles last year as he was looking for temporary work while he worked through a career application process. Anna was able to find him a temporary assignment and he did such a great job that Miles was top of her list when it came to new temporary vacancies.

Miles has worked for several of our clients, and everyone has loved him. His feedback from clients has always been amazing. He is always responsive, responsible and hardworking and the team have loved working with him.

Anna remarked, “I am super proud of Miles and his journey throughout his time working for us. I have clients that can’t stop singing his praises and it’s been lovely to watch his confidence bloom with each work assignment he has taken.”

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to Octopus. Your attention to detail, willingness to learn, and your friendly personality have made you an invaluable member of our temping team. Your flexibility and adaptability to new situations have been an asset to your placements, and we appreciate your willingness to go above and beyond to get the job done.

Your hard work and positive attitude did not go unnoticed, and we are grateful for your dedication and commitment to excellence.

On behalf of the entire team, congratulations on your achievement! Keep up the excellent work and continue to shine in everything you do.

 

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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Sandra Smart

About the author

I believe that recruitment is at the heart of a growing economy and that a different type of recruitment service, with honesty, efficiency and integrity at its heart, can benefit all. Octopus Personnel is the result of hard work, focus and commitment to that vision – to delivering consistently great results for our candidates and clients alike, as well as ensuring the agency is a vibrant, inclusive, inspirational place to work and develop rewarding careers.

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 social media and website you see online to the events we put on throughout the year.

I love being in the middle of things, 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!