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Making waves: Blue Octopus is shortlisted for three Onrec awards

For the sixth year running, we’re raising our tentacles in celebration after being shortlisted at the Onrec awards. The Onrec award ceremony, which takes place on Thursday 1 March, celebrates success, growth, innovation, talent and achievements within the online recruitment industry. We’re absolutely chuffed to confirm that Blue Octopus Recruitment is…

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Excuses, excuses: The top 10 worst reasons for calling in sick last year

Naturally, you nor I have ever pulled a sickie. If we did, however, we’d probably come up with a reasonably believable excuse: I have food poisoning, I’ve come down with the flu, little Jimmy put cereal up his nose this morning and now we have to go to A&E… You know,…

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Infographic: A voyage through 2017

We had a big hand (or tentacle) in recruitment in 2017 – and we finished the year feeling anything but all at sea. Dive down, have a gander at some of our proudest achievements and find out just how we've been doing.

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Blue Monday: Tackling mental health in the workplace

It’s Blue Monday – otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year. Why? That gloomy January weather, the return to normality after the festive period and intensified financial pressures all have their part to play. It’s little wonder then that many of us can be left feeling… well,…

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Jobspotting: New year, new job search

Join a gym. Give up alcohol. Start a budget. Quit smoking. Be polite. Learn something new. Stop procrastinating. Be confident. Write a blog. Travel. Choose your future. Choose your career. Choose a better job search. Choose success. Maybe you were on the hunt pre-Christmas, maybe you’ve been spurred on by the promise of…

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Minding the gap: How will the Autumn Budget affect the employment market?

It’s been almost two weeks since the publication of the Autumn Budget – but what does it really mean for the employment market? With Brexit on the horizon – sorry, didn’t really want to mention it, but needs must – and an economic tomorrow that’s more than a little uncertain, we’ve…

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Easy as A-Z: Your guide to top-notch interview preparation

Picture this. You’ve found a role you’re perfect for – your skills match up and your experience is on point – so you put together an application form. In fact, it’s an awesome application form and it scores you an interview. Get in! But then you get a little cocky.…

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Jobs that will be developed in the next fifteen years?

It doesn’t look like we’ll have flying vehicles and hover boards as was predicted in the film Back to The Future II, although it has recently been reported that in Dubai driveless drone taxis are being tested! Over the coming years we are going to start seeing the introduction of…

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Recruitment budget been hit following Brexit?

The cost of living is rising daily and hasn’t been helped since Brexit. Wages need to increase to be inline with inflation, as the gap is getting wider whilst the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. You just need to look at recent news stories relating to this issue to…

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