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Recruitment budget been hit following Brexit?

The cost of living is rising daily and hasn’t been helped since Brexit. Wages need to increase to be inline with inflation, as the gap is getting wider whilst the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. You just need to look at recent news stories relating to this issue to…

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Five jobs that weren’t around fifteen years ago

The major news stories of 2002 included the nation saying goodbye to the Queen Mother, who sadly passed away at the age of 101; Rio Ferdinand becoming the most expensive British transfer when he made the switch from Leeds United to Manchester United for £30 million; the nation was introduced…

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Are football clubs and businesses alike in how they recruit?

The football season is almost upon us once again. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since Chris Schindler of Huddersfield Town scored the final goal of the English season on Monday 29th May at Wembley, securing their place in the Premier League. From June through to August, clubs from around…

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The Gender Pay Gap – BBC wages show interesting figures

Who can forget the moment Dirty Den was shot by some daffodils in Eastenders or when Elliot Clark rang up Going Live and asked Five Star, the UK’s wannabe Jackson 5, a crude question. Then, most recently, when Match of The Day presenter Gary Lineker hosted the show in his…

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Creative Online Marketing Award Winners – Onrec Awards 2017

Blue Octopus has once again been successful at the Onrec awards for the fifth consecutive year. The team were very pleased to bring the ‘Creative Online Marketing’ award back to Octo House - following the submission for the new Blue Octopus website which went live on the 20th of January…

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Adam or Mohamed – Is there discrimination within recruitment?

Have you ever applied for a job and thought 'I have all the right experiences and qualifications but haven’t been offered an interview?' It might have never crossed your mind before, but it could be down to your name! The BBC recently aired a programme with two men called Mohamed…

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Blue Octopus partners with Mears Group

Mears Group and online recruitment provider, Blue Octopus, are entering into a three-year partnership to improve the way in which Mears Group recruits. Mears Group are one of the largest Housing and Care providers within the UK. Mears Care provides support to over 25,000 people in their own homes every…

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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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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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