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PR: Blue Octopus win ‘Best Candidate Experience’ at the Onrec Awards 2014.

Online recruiter Blue Octopus have received yet another prestigious award for ‘The Best Online Candidate Experience’ at this year’s Onrec Awards. This is a massive achievement for the company which is now in its 4th year of business. It goes to show that the core values of Blue Octopus...

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Budget 2014: What does it mean for recruitment?

The 2014 budget has been announced by Chancellor George Osborne, but how does this translate to the recruitment industry and what can we take away from it about where recruitment will grow? Mr Osborne said his ‘central mission’ was to have economic security and he unveiled several measures to...

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Facebook for Recruitment

Facebook is the second largest used website behind Google. It has over 1.2 billion active users per month and still continues to grow. So why wouldn’t you utilise this potential candidate pool and market your recruitment on the social network? You would be missing a massive audience if you...

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How to Build an Excellent Online Reputation for Yourself

When you are looking for a job, it’s not just your resume and the interview that companies look at to determine if you will be a good fit. A growing number of companies check social media and the search engines before they even consider a candidate for a position....

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Flat Fee Recruitment: What Are The Benefits Compared To A Traditional Recruitment Agency?

Recruitment comes in many shapes, sizes and pricing. Most people are aware of the traditional recruitment agencies and the percentage fees that they charge, this can be an expensive option but surely the higher cost means they provide a better quality and quantity of candidates, right? Well not always...

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Valentine’s Day: The top 5 most loved jobs.

With it being Valentine’s Day we thought we would do a festive blog with a recruitment twist. After a range of research we have compiled a list of Blue Octopus top 5 most loved jobs, we believe these jobs have the happiest employees that love their work: Nurses –...

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Wanting a Career Change? Find out which are the top industries for growth in 2014.

Job searching can be very difficult, but if you’re looking for a career change in 2014 you might be interested to find out which industries are on the up this year.   If you are thinking of changing careers do your research to maximise job longevity and make the move positive....

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Online Recruitment in 2014 – The next step for the recruitment industry

Online recruitment will continue to grow in 2014 but what do recruiters need to do to keep ahead of the curve?   Mobile Recruitment   Mobile technology is advancing all the time and more and more people are using their phones to access the internet, so Mobile Recruitment would...

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University or Career: What is the best choice for your future?

Have you decided on your future? As the closing date for applying to many university courses gets closer (15th January), the pressure of choosing whether to go to university or start employment increases and it can be daunting, but here are some key points to consider that may help...

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Top tips when looking for a new career

A brand New Year means a fresh start and an opportunity to look for a new direction in your career path. Not one to leave you alone out there in the scary job world all by yourselves, Blue Octopus are here with 8 easy tips to help give you...

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