Yorkshire-based online recruitment company Blue Octopus has now launched its web-based end-to-end recruitment technology ‘Octo’. Octo enables companies to have total control of their vacancies leading to better hires and a more streamlined recruitment experience.

Octo is an advanced candidate management system that provides a range of tools for companies taking on new recruits. Its core function is to act as a platform for candidates to submit applications and manage their job seeker profiles, and for employers to score, shortlist, approve and decline applications as well as manage all their vacancies and candidates.

The web-based software package has been developed through Blue Octopus’ vast experience within the industry and alongside HR professionals to be the perfect end-to-end package. This multi-licenced recruitment solution has been designed to cater to a wide range of company sizes and offers a selection of advanced features with more being added all the time. This means businesses will be provided with more tools than ever to help them manage their hiring processes. Across three tiers of licencing, one of which is provided free of charge, Blue Octopus’ clients now have at their fingertips a much wider range of tools for viewing, searching, sorting and reviewing candidates.

Among the advanced features that Octo offers are the ability to build a talent pool, SMS candidate communications and advanced recruitment reports. Octo can also be fully customised to the clients brand by Blue Octopus’ in-house design team.

Additional functions also allow for better management of advertised vacancies and provides a smoother recruitment experience for candidates and clients.

Company Director and Owner Chris Coleman commented: “It’s fantastic to see the Octo Recruitment Technology has been well received by all our clients covering a wide range of industry sectors (from education, service, housing, engineering, manufacturing through to retail) as it’s down to their feedback and our very own multi-skilled in-house development and design team that we’ve produced such a tremendous piece of software.

“Not forgetting the whole team back at Blue Octopus HQ either as they too have given us the inspiration to build Octo through their own experiences when providing the award-winning flat-fee recruitment service we offer.

This is the start of a new phase for Blue Octopus, as the multi-tiered Octo suite continuously adapts to the ever changing world of recruitment.”

Chris Coleman added: “Recruitment is constantly evolving and we needed to ensure that Octo was built to assist clients with their ever-increasing and demanding recruitment processes – so I’m very pleased and extremely excited that we’ve got Octo to help hundreds and thousands of companies make recruitment not only cost effective but also save them valuable time within the HR and recruitment roles they perform each and every day. The flexibility of Octo is a key development and will provide more choice and features than ever before – and with plans to continuously improve the software we’ll stay ahead of the curve and keep providing clients with an unrivalled service”

Blue Octopus is one of the UK’s leading online recruiters and specialises in easy-to-use software solutions designed to match employers to quality candidates. The company also provides a Yorkshire-based, award-winning service team that is always at hand to support the recruitment technology.

Octo replaces Blue Octopus’ previous system, Engage, adding features, upgrading the development build and providing an even better user experience.

For more information on Blue Octopus or a demonstration of the Octo system, contact Daniel Briggs on 01943 461 327 or email us at eyup@blueoctopus.co.uk.

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