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Why work experience is more important than you think

You may think that the only reason to do work experience is to be able to write about it on your CV – but there are loads of other reasons why you should be doing it! Sure, you might just be helping with admin, fetching coffees for the team or…

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Blue Octopus is now ISO 27001:2013 certified

It’s been a while since we’ve given you a Blue Octopus biz update – but today we’ve got something great to shout about! We’re pleased to be able to announce that we’ve recently achieved ISO 27001: 2013 certification, which is recognised worldwide as the standard for information security management. The…

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3 ways to avoid burning out at work

If you’re feeling the stress of work, are becoming tired and feeling demotivated, it might be a sign that you’re close to burning out. It’s important to take action on this to help you get your motivation and wellbeing back on track. It’s essential you don’t brush these worries aside…

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GDPR Update: Blue Octopus is now fully compliant

As the Easter Bunny was busy delivering eggs all over the UK this weekend, we thought it was a good time to let you know we’ve recently ‘delivered’ ourselves – we’re now fully GDPR compliant! And if that’s not something worth celebrating, we’re not sure what is. The General Data…

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Pretty Muddy: We’re raising money in the fight against cancer

On Saturday 2 June, eleven of our wonderful Service team will be getting just a little bit muddy to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Under the name ‘We Run This Mother’, the team will be doing battle with the Leeds Pretty Muddy 5k Race for Life. It's unlike any other…

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Blue Octopus wins recruitment award

On point: Blue Octopus wins Onrec award for online recruitment

Last month, we announced that Blue Octopus had been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s Onrec awards. We’re now beyond delighted (and a tad excited) to be able to confirm that we’ve been victorious! At the ceremony on 1 March, held at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London,…

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All onboard: How technology can improve your onboarding process

What do a 57-storey skyscraper and the average manual onboarding process have in common? They both take 19 days to complete – 19 days! And that’s not including weekends and Bank Holidays, people. Yep, that’s right. In the same time it takes to onboard just one new employee, China built…

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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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