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10 benefits of using one-way video interviews to recruit

One-way video interview software is becoming a popular part of the recruitment process. Why? Because the benefits – to employers and candidates alike – are plentiful. It’s a simple idea, but a nifty one too. Hiring managers set questions (customising thinking time, answering time and the number of opportunities to…

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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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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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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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What are your recruitment New Year’s Resolutions?

How are your New Year's Resolutions going? Less than a week into 2016, we hope you're able to say you're staying on track. As you head back to work in 2016, you might start thinking about things you could be doing differently in your online recruitment. After all, if you're…

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Does time-to-hire matter?

Managers in any organisation will want to make sure that their recruitment is as efficient as possible. That means they'll hire the best people they can, as cost-effectively as possible. There are all kinds of ways to track how well-organised a company's recruitment is, and in most cases it's clear…

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Has LinkedIn lost its way?

Social media sites are great tools for recruitment. And out of all the social networks, LinkedIn is still the most useful for finding a job and for making hires. As super users, we're big fans! Even the most avid LinkedIn users might however have issues with the kind of content…

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Case Study – How we transformed Tameside College’s recruitment

We've saved hundreds of companies significant amounts of money on their recruitment over the years. We recently showed you what we've done for animal welfare charity Cats Protection…and here's how we've helped out Tameside College. Prior to coming on board with Blue Octopus in 2013, Tameside College used a combination…

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How to pass an unusual interview

Normally you know what to expect from a job interview – you turn up with a suit and a smile, talk about your passion for the company, and try not to fall down the stairs on your way out. Sometimes however you arrive at an interview that really throws you for…

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