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Co-workers from hell – do you work with witches, vampires or ghosts?

Halloween is just around the corner…in fact, you could say it’s right on our doorsteps and it won’t leave until we give it sweets. Naturally we’ve got to thinking about all kinds of spooky things and we’ve realised that many workplaces (obviously not Blue Octopus) have one or two employees…

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How Blue Octopus is improving the candidate experience

Blue Octopus is currently launching its new candidate experience. But what do we mean by 'candidate experience', and why does it matter? What we're releasing is a new process for candidates to apply for jobs which is simple, modern, and is quick to use. A positive application experience is a…

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We need you! Nominate Blue Octopus for a NORA Recruitment Award

  The National Online Recruitment Awards are nearly here again, and we need your help to beat the competition. As leaders in the online recruitment industry, we reckon we stand a decent chance of coming away with something shiny at the NORAs this year! If you agree that we provide a…

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Why you need a responsive careers site

Many companies including LinkedIn are reporting that over 50% of their users are from mobile devices – though Blue Octopus aren't quite at these figures yet, as currently mobiles and tablets make up about 35% of our website traffic. Having said that, the Blue Octopus website has seen almost a 40%…

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How to nail the interview (A Blue Octopus Infographic)

There are so many things you have to know when you go to your job interview, and many ways you could end up getting it wrong. Our infographic shows what you need to keep in mind.

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What can you do with these degrees?

Getting a degree is a fantastic way to enhance your ability to get a top job. Many job fields, such as medicine or law, obviously require a specific degree if you want to practice them. But what many young people don't realise as they apply for university is the full…

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Press Release: Blue Octopus now providing clients with fully responsive careers sites

Blue Octopus is very proud to have recently launched the two new fully responsive careers sites, with Octo ‘First Class’ recruitment technology integrated. Job seekers looking for work with a leading outdoor clothing and accessories brand are now finding it easier than ever to view and apply for Regatta vacancies.…

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PR: Blue Octopus Reveals Social Media Recruitment Tool

Award-winning online recruitment company Blue Octopus has completed the in-house development on its powerful social media scheduling hub  – which is to be used to support advertising of clients' job vacancies across multiple social networks. The 'Social Hub' was developed to intelligently combine helpful social media management tools like Hootsuite…

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Making an awesome employer brand in five easy steps

Employer branding is the process that promotes a company or organisation for the ability to hire and retain staff. A company with a strong employer brand will have an outstanding reputation at dealing with staff…this could be related to the benefits that are offered or just down to the fact…

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