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3 ways to avoid burning out at work

If you’re feeling the stress of work, are becoming tired and feeling demotivated, it might be a sign that you’re close to burning out. It’s important to take action on this to help you get your motivation and wellbeing back on track. It’s essential you don’t brush these worries aside…

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GDPR Update: Blue Octopus is now fully compliant

As the Easter Bunny was busy delivering eggs all over the UK this weekend, we thought it was a good time to let you know we’ve recently ‘delivered’ ourselves – we’re now fully GDPR compliant! And if that’s not something worth celebrating, we’re not sure what is. The General Data…

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Blue Monday: Tackling mental health in the workplace

It’s Blue Monday – otherwise known as the most depressing day of the year. Why? That gloomy January weather, the return to normality after the festive period and intensified financial pressures all have their part to play. It’s little wonder then that many of us can be left feeling… well,…

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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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Don’t let your recruitment go into hibernation over winter

As the winter nights draw in and we begin the seasonal change to winter, where the mornings stay darker and by the time we leave work, night has already fallen. Everybody seems to be slowing down but that doesn’t mean that your recruitment efforts should freeze. At this time of…

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Human Resources Industry Report 2016

The Blue Octopus Human Resources Industry Report has been pulled together to give HR professionals a clear understanding of their industry and to provide helpful, insider information to keep them ahead of the competition.

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Best Recruitment Practices: Focus on Employee Life Stages

This article has been written by Luke Rees on behalf of Thymometrics, a leading global supplier of always-on, real-time employee engagement surveys. The deputy chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Caroline Waters, has recently put out a statement urging recruiters to change the way they do business.…

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Why choose a career in HR

Out all of the roles that exist in a standard workplace, HR is among the least understood. What do human resources professionals actually do? What are they good at? And what does it take to work in an HR department? Here are just some of the reasons you might well…

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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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