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Pretty Muddy: We’re raising money in the fight against cancer

On Saturday 2 June, eleven of our wonderful Service team will be getting just a little bit muddy to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Under the name ‘We Run This Mother’, the team will be doing battle with the Leeds Pretty Muddy 5k Race for Life. It's unlike any other…

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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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Blue Octopus wins another marketing award at Onrec awards!

Blue Octopus are pleased to announce that we've come away with another marketing award at the Onrec awards! Last night's awards saw this Yorkshire-based online recruitment company up against some stiff competition. Nevertheless we were recognised for our hard work – and are very happy that the whole company can…

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4 of the top offices to work in

You spend about a third of your time at work, so it’s crucial that the office is a comfortable and enjoyable place to be. Some offices though are clearly more pleasing than others. Those responsible for designing an office environment often find themselves torn between spending more for happier staff,…

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On your bike! Our successful charity event crosses finish line

Poulpe bleu! Our fab “Get on the bike for charity” event has wrapped up, having raised £355.10 for our chosen three causes! Bliss, Yorkshire Cancer Research and MS Society are charities we support throughout the year, and they will be receiving the money to help advance the great work they’re doing…

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Star Wars 7: What characters would be the best recruitment candidates?

With the announcement of the cast for the new Star Wars VII film we decided to take a look at some of the legendary characters with a bit of a recruitment spin. So here is our top four candidates that we feel would be perfect for the following roles... Han…

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