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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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Minding the gap: How will the Autumn Budget affect the employment market?

It’s been almost two weeks since the publication of the Autumn Budget – but what does it really mean for the employment market? With Brexit on the horizon – sorry, didn’t really want to mention it, but needs must – and an economic tomorrow that’s more than a little uncertain, we’ve…

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Jobs that will be developed in the next fifteen years?

It doesn’t look like we’ll have flying vehicles and hover boards as was predicted in the film Back to The Future II, although it has recently been reported that in Dubai driveless drone taxis are being tested! Over the coming years we are going to start seeing the introduction of…

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Recruitment budget been hit following Brexit?

The cost of living is rising daily and hasn’t been helped since Brexit. Wages need to increase to be inline with inflation, as the gap is getting wider whilst the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. You just need to look at recent news stories relating to this issue to…

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Five jobs that weren’t around fifteen years ago

The major news stories of 2002 included the nation saying goodbye to the Queen Mother, who sadly passed away at the age of 101; Rio Ferdinand becoming the most expensive British transfer when he made the switch from Leeds United to Manchester United for £30 million; the nation was introduced…

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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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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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Blue Octopus partners with Mears Group

Mears Group and online recruitment provider, Blue Octopus, are entering into a three-year partnership to improve the way in which Mears Group recruits. Mears Group are one of the largest Housing and Care providers within the UK. Mears Care provides support to over 25,000 people in their own homes every…

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Blue Octopus launches Stockport Homes’ careers site, strengthening their partnership

Blue Octopus Recruitment have recently partnered with another of the UK’s leading housing providers; Stockport Homes. In the short time that Stockport Homes have been working with Blue Octopus they have already advertised 28 vacancies, successfully, and we have filled an amazing 96.43% of their roles. Stockport Homes have also…

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