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Why your recruitment process should be transparent to candidates

Most of us can agree in principle that a vital part in providing almost any service, is the ability to be honest and open with those you work with. Unfortunately, from the candidate perspective, many recruiters seem to hinder more than help. While their job is to help people...

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Online Recruiters vs Recruitment Agencies (A Blue Octopus Infographic)

We often get asked how our service sets us apart from the competition. At Blue Octopus we do things very differently from others in the recruitment market such as recruitment agencies, so here’s what we think makes us so special.

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How to improve communication with your colleagues

Communication in the workplace is one of the most important factors in success. Despite this, it is often overlooked. Many of the internal problems in an organisation can be attributed to a breakdown in communication, whether it’s misjudged expectations, grudges, poor quality work or staff absences. The quality and...

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Take your LinkedIn to the next level

You’ve been following us long enough to know all about how to set up your own LinkedIn profile (and if you haven’t, check the blog from last week). But as we mentioned there, there’s plenty still to be done after you’ve signed up for the service. If you continue...

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Octo Recruitment Technology – Advanced Talent Pool Feature Launch

Talent Projects – use project folders and organise your talent like a head hunter! With the New Year come new features, and Blue Octopus is excited to tell you about the latest addition to its outstanding recruitment technology solution. New to Octo is the Talent Projects feature which helps...

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LinkedIn: A beginner’s guide

Earlier this month, we told you about getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile and boosting your presence. However if you have yet to sign up, you probably won’t find it that useful…yet. LinkedIn is the most popular and powerful professional network out there, and it can help...

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4 warning signs from that candidate you’re interviewing

Sometimes it can be very difficult to find a candidate that you’re sure is the right fit for the role. An interviewee can present themselves better than anyone else, with all the right qualifications and experience, and still be utterly wrong for the job. Hiring the wrong candidate carries...

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How to fall in love with your job

As we’re coming up to Valentine’s Day, we have got to thinking about love. And what with being recruitment and HR professionals, our thoughts naturally turned to a major commitment in many people’s lives: not their partner, but their career. It’s important to love your job, as it’s where...

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Are you in love with your job? (A Blue Octopus Infographic)

The Valentine’s Day, we’re thinking about how much people love what they do. Take a look at our original infographic packed with facts on falling in love with your job! And for more on getting to truly love your work, check out our recent blog post too.    

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Where is recruitment going in 2015?

We may be only a few weeks into 2015, but already some trends for the year are becoming clear. If you can recognise what the near future holds in the online recruitment industry, you can refine your hiring strategy to meet it. To help our clients stay ahead, we’ve...

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