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National Living Wage Increase – 1.3 million workers are getting a pay increase today!

Today the country has seen that the National Living Wage is set to increase for people aged 25 and over by 50p per hour to £7.20 – the plan is to rise to £9ph by 2020. Although this doesn’t seem like much, it is quite a significant increase. So significant…

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We have been shortlisted for four Onrec awards!

The Onrec shortlist has been announced and we have been entered in four categories. We are hoping for the fourth year running to bring another award back to Yorkshire! The awards take place on Thursday the 10th of March at the Grange Hotel in at the heart of London’s busy…

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Where is recruitment going in 2015?

We may be only a few weeks into 2015, but already some trends for the year are becoming clear. If you can recognise what the near future holds in the online recruitment industry, you can refine your hiring strategy to meet it. To help our clients stay ahead, we've asked…

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What’s different about Blue Octopus?

Every good business should offer something different from the competition; customers don't see value in a company that offers the same services and experiences as everyone else. So when you're considering using a recruitment company, it helps to be able to see what each one does differently from the rest,…

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Recruitment in the Age of Technology

Technological advances appear to emerge with ever accelerating regularity, from developments in communication through to pioneering development in toothbrushes – technology continues to augment our daily practices with barely a pause. This technological evolution doesn’t only impact upon our personal lives but also the professional and corporate side of things.…

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A Look At UK Unemployment Statistics

Current Unemployment It’s no secret that Britain is struggling to repair itself as a result of the recession. Government cuts are leaving people with no other option than to claim benefits and battle to find work. Unemployment rates are still high although they decreased by 17000 between January 2011 and…

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Recruitment 2010 – An Infographic

2010 has been a tough year for both industry and individuals. The recession has only just come to an end and the new government have imposed high levels of spending cuts.  As a result of these spending cuts, many public service workers have been made redundant causing a shortfall of…

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Prepare For Growth in 2011

For many companies 2011 is something of a ‘make or break’ year. With the recession finally making way for a time of potential growth, now is the time for ambitious organisations to push for expansion, growth and success. An essential aspect of corporate success lies in the recruitment of the…

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