Temp of the Month – June 2023

Lydia is our Temp of the Month!


June’s award goes to Lydia.

Lydia came to me in May as she was looking for temp work before her new role started in September. After meeting her, I instantly thought she’d be great for one of my clients, who had a Customer Service summer job available. Lydia took us up on using our video platform, introducing herself and answering a few questions on a short video. Our client loved her answers and booked her for a trial day straight from watching Lydia’s video. It was a real success story of how our video recruiting can speed up the hiring process and find the right person for the job.

Once Lydia had started, I had great feedback from her manager, saying that she is such an asset to their team and settled in so well.

Lydia’s nomination was thoroughly deserved and I was delighted to surprise her with a visit to present Lydia with the award. Congratulations Lydia and all the best for your new job. I’ve loved working with 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.

If you’ve never temped before, you can learn more in Anna’s blog 10 things I love about temping – Octopus Personnel


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Katherine Bending

About the author

I oversee the office and work from home jobs here at Octopus, including finance, sales, marketing, buying and admin 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.