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Infographic: A voyage through 2017

We had a big hand (or tentacle) in recruitment in 2017 – and we finished the year feeling anything but all at sea. Dive down, have a gander at some of our proudest achievements and find out just how we've been doing.

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Make your recruitment technology work harder – so you don’t have to!

An innovative recruitment technology solution is an essential tool for any recruitment manager – however, there are many other options on the market so how can you tell if you are getting the most out of your technology solution? Modern recruitment technology can be intuitive and making the recruitment process straight…

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Recruitment Technology Trends of 2017

The year is 2017 and things are moving at a pace, whether it’s Donald Trump’s America, the trigger of Article 50 by Theresa May or that Leicester City would be Premier League champions and the last English team in the Champions League, things have already changed dramatically since the turn…

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Blue Octopus has the skills to meet Birmingham City Football Club’s recruitment goals

Blue Octopus netted the BCFC deal back in August 2016, but this project wasn’t a typical recruitment system build. We knew that Octo’s flexibility would be the key to the success of this recruitment project. We met with the football club and took a very consultative approach to understanding their…

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How will video impact the future of the interview process?

In 1989 Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale not only created the film Back to The Future II, but they also predicted how technology would evolve by the year that the film was set 2015. It’s incredible to think that they managed to feature, wall mounted flat screen televisions,…

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Octo update – Adding vacancies just got even quicker

Creating a vacancy in Octo just got even easier. Hiring Managers using Octo can now simply select a predefined list of questions, at the application form stage, with one simple click! Once the application form has been selected the user can then add or edit any questions with complete flexibility…

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More applications from mobile candidates!

  As you will be aware the mobile job seeker revolution is well under way, but how do you capture these candidates with so many different devices to consider? Well, you don’t worry - we’ve got it covered! Candidates are always on the go, and wanting quicker and easier ways…

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The Octo Onboarding feature is here!

  Once you have made an offer do you struggle with the next stage of ‘onboarding’? If so, Blue Octopus have created an outstanding addition to the Octo First Class suite ‘Onboarding’. This new feature will create a smooth transition from making an offer to getting that new employee through…

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PR: Blue Octopus Reveals Social Media Recruitment Tool

Award-winning online recruitment company Blue Octopus has completed the in-house development on its powerful social media scheduling hub  – which is to be used to support advertising of clients' job vacancies across multiple social networks. The 'Social Hub' was developed to intelligently combine helpful social media management tools like Hootsuite…

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