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Make your recruitment technology work harder – so you don’t have to!

An innovative recruitment technology solution is an essential tool for any recruitment manager – however, there are many other options on the market so how can you tell if you are getting the most out of your technology solution? Modern recruitment technology can be intuitive and making the recruitment process straight…

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The career change XI

Following on from our previous blog comparing the football transfer world and that of recruitment; we now look at ex professional footballers who have made interesting career moves outside of their beloved game. Nigel Spink –  Nigel Spink signed for Aston Villla at the age of 18. He played over…

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The shortest careers in history and what we can learn from them

The Donald Trump era of America is well and truly in full swing, after he was sworn in to office on January 20th, 2017. During his election campaign, his manifesto was based around a number of things and some of them have already come to fruition in the seven or…

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Are football clubs and businesses alike in how they recruit?

The football season is almost upon us once again. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since Chris Schindler of Huddersfield Town scored the final goal of the English season on Monday 29th May at Wembley, securing their place in the Premier League. From June through to August, clubs from around…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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