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Striking the balance: Anything you can do… a robot can do better?

This just in. A robot could be conducting your next interview. Well, honestly, that’s pretty unlikely. But it’s a situation that could be on the cards in the not-so-distant future. Recruitment Grapevine recently reported that Swedish recruiter TNG is testing out Tengai – a robot that uses AI to conduct…

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How to choose the right applicant tracking system (ATS) for you

The right applicant tracking system (ATS) could change your life. Well, your working life at the very least. It sounds like a bold claim, but the tools and features a modern ATS can offer you are wide-ranging, extremely useful and can truly revolutionise your recruitment processes and beyond. But how…

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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 Octopus wins recruitment award

On point: Blue Octopus wins Onrec award for online recruitment

Last month, we announced that Blue Octopus had been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s Onrec awards. We’re now beyond delighted (and a tad excited) to be able to confirm that we’ve been victorious! At the ceremony on 1 March, held at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London,…

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All onboard: How technology can improve your onboarding process

What do a 57-storey skyscraper and the average manual onboarding process have in common? They both take 19 days to complete – 19 days! And that’s not including weekends and Bank Holidays, people. Yep, that’s right. In the same time it takes to onboard just one new employee, China built…

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Making waves: Blue Octopus is shortlisted for three Onrec awards

For the sixth year running, we’re raising our tentacles in celebration after being shortlisted at the Onrec awards. The Onrec award ceremony, which takes place on Thursday 1 March, celebrates success, growth, innovation, talent and achievements within the online recruitment industry. We’re absolutely chuffed to confirm that Blue Octopus Recruitment is…

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What is online recruitment?

There was a time when job hunters would scour the pages of their local paper or industry magazine for their next career move but times have moved on and, in this an era of internet job sites and job boards, online recruitment is enabling employers and candidates to manage most…

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Are you limiting your recruitment potential with an in-house team?

There are many different ways to conduct recruitment today. From agencies and RPO to specialist online recruiters and in-house teams, all kinds of options are out there, and many employers combine two or more methods. Companies often prefer to use their own team, but is this the best approach? There's…

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A chat with David Gawthorpe, Head of Sales & Training

We sat down for a few moments with the newest arrival to the Blue Octopus team, David Gawthorpe (Head of Sales & Training). It's a brand new role and we thought we'd find out a little about what it will involve, as well as what makes David tick! Over to…

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