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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.…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Creative Online Marketing Award Winners – Onrec Awards 2017

Blue Octopus has once again been successful at the Onrec awards for the fifth consecutive year. The team were very pleased to bring the ‘Creative Online Marketing’ award back to Octo House - following the submission for the new Blue Octopus website which went live on the 20th of January…

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Will Facebook be rivalling LinkedIn in the future?

It was announced last week that the social media giant, Facebook will be rolling out its own job posting app to businesses in the USA and Canada. The idea is a simple one, and let’s be honest, I’m surprised that it has taken so long for them to launch this…

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Still need convincing of Blue Octopus?

So you're still using recruitment agencies, recruitment resellers or, heaven forbid, managing all the candidate communication internally – leaving you no time for you to do anything else! At Blue Octopus we sit between a Recruitment Agency and a Recruitment Reseller. We buy job board credits in bulk so you…

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Blue Octopus has once again, been shortlisted at the Onrec awards!

We are over the moon to announce that Blue Octopus Recruitment have, once again, gained recognition at the 2017 Onrec Awards for the fifth year running. This year we have been nominated for four awards, these are listed below. The event will be held on Thursday 9th March at The…

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