Blogtopus Recruitment News

Recruitment and careers advice from experts within the industry, get your slice of the Blogtopus.

The Gender Pay Gap – BBC wages show interesting figures

Who can forget the moment Dirty Den was shot by some daffodils in Eastenders or when Elliot Clark rang up Going Live and asked Five Star, the UK’s wannabe Jackson 5, a crude question. Then, most recently, when Match of The Day presenter Gary Lineker hosted the show in his…

Read article

The Willerby careers site and Octo system is here!

We are delighted to announce the launch of yet another careers microsite, this time in the form of Willerby Holiday Homes. Having been working together in partnership since early 2017, overseeing 29 campaigns during this time. Willerby Holiday Homes have been trading for over 70 years and are one of…

Read article

Am I too old for a career change?

What age is too old for a change in career, 30, 35, 40, 45??? You must think that the longer you leave it, the greater the risk of being recruited for the desired position and becoming a success. Every recruiter will be looking at their applicant CV’s to make sure…

Read article

How will the general election 2017 affect you in your working life?

On Tuesday 18th April 2017, Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May called a UK general election for Thursday 8th June 2017. It will be the first general election since the Brexit referendum result, when the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016. As the…

Read article

NPA Careers Site – Launched!

We are pleased to announce the completion of yet another careers microsite, after successfully working with the National Pharmacy Association, streamlining their hiring process and candidate experience. Blue Octopus and NPA have been working in partnership since May 2016, when the National Pharmacy Association became Blue Octopus’ largest pharmaceutical client.…

Read article

Understanding mental health at work

On Wednesday 3rd May 2017, news broke that professional footballer Aaron Lennon had been detained by police under section 136 of the Mental Health Act after an incident in Manchester on 30th April. Aaron has been capped at international level by England and currently plays with Premier League side Everton.…

Read article

Recruitment Technology Trends of 2017

The year is 2017 and things are moving at a pace, whether it’s Donald Trump’s America, the trigger of Article 50 by Theresa May or that Leicester City would be Premier League champions and the last English team in the Champions League, things have already changed dramatically since the turn…

Read article

Blue Octopus has the skills to meet Birmingham City Football Club’s recruitment goals

Blue Octopus netted the BCFC deal back in August 2016, but this project wasn’t a typical recruitment system build. We knew that Octo’s flexibility would be the key to the success of this recruitment project. We met with the football club and took a very consultative approach to understanding their…

Read article

How will video impact the future of the interview process?

In 1989 Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale not only created the film Back to The Future II, but they also predicted how technology would evolve by the year that the film was set 2015. It’s incredible to think that they managed to feature, wall mounted flat screen televisions,…

Read article
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. ...
  • Recruitment Guides

    Recruitment Guides

    Recruitment get some pointers from the experts?

  • Sign up for Job Alerts

    Sign up for Job Alerts

    Stay up to date with all our vacancies in Octo.

  • Career Advice

    Career Advice

    Need some pointers on your job search?

Blue Octopus is trusted by some of the UK’s largest companies