Temp of the Year 2023

Temp of the Year

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.