Octo

Smart technology.
Seamless talent management.

The scope of talent acquisition has rapidly expanded in recent years. So too has its technology requirements. The core recruiting system – the ATS – has evolved to meet demand for broader capabilities and deeper functionality.

Octo is our next generation talent acquisition platform. From requisition to onboarding, it provides a central hub to attract, engage and manage talent.

Smart and intuitive in design and function, it supports you in reducing your time-to-hire, improving quality-of-hire and driving down recruitment costs.

Get in touch to find out how Octo can help you connect with high-quality talent.

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Use Octo with Managed Campaigns or Managed Plus Campaigns
Gain a clear overview of all your Blue Octopus Managed or Managed Plus Campaigns through the easy-to-use dashboard.
Choose whether a user should have Standard or Premium access to Octo depending on how much you want them to see.
Candidate Scoring: Use our easy traffic light scoring system to sort your candidates depending on suitability for your vacancy.
Shortlisting: Quickly shortlist your best candidates for interview with the click of a button.
Interview Management: Keep track of your interviews through Octo, where you can clearly see upcoming interviews, completed interviews and interviews that are pending an outcome.
Search Applications: Find specific candidates with no hassle using the search tool.
Use Octo Platinum as a standalone product and / or with Managed or Managed Plus Campaigns.
Gain a clear overview of all your vacancies, as well as Blue Octopus Managed or Managed Plus Campaigns, through the easy-to-use dashboard.
Choose varying levels of user access depending on how much you want them to see or do.
Candidate Scoring: Use our easy traffic light scoring system to sort your candidates depending on suitability for your vacancy.
Shortlisting: Quickly shortlist your best candidates for interview with the click of a button.
Interview Management: Keep track of your interviews through Octo Platinum, where you can clearly see upcoming interviews, completed interviews and interviews that are pending an outcome.
Search Applications: Find specific candidates with no hassle using the search tool.
Talent Pool: Build and manage your own Talent Pool of candidates. Use Boolean Search to swiftly identify qualified people for your roles.
Talent Folders: Sort your candidates into Talent Folders depending on their skillset and location, and quickly access their records when new vacancies arise.
Vacancy Alerts: Let interested candidates know about new vacancies straight away with regular, automated email alerts.
Vacancy Requisitions: Run your vacancy requisition process on Octo Platinum. Submit requisitions for approval through custom authorisation chains and track progress in real-time.
Library Items: Create your own directory of templates for vacancies you recruit for frequently.
Auto-Posting: Quickly and easily post your vacancies to multiple job boards – straight from Octo Platinum.
Social Media Posting: Share your vacancies on your social channels, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Agency Management: Add third-party agencies as a recruitment method, allowing agents to upload candidates – and you to track and manage them all from one place.
Auto-Scoring & Filtering: Set up filters and scoring thresholds so that Octo Platinum can automatically evaluate candidates for you.
Panel Scoring: Facilitate truly collaborative hiring by enabling multiple users to score each candidate and a Panel Lead to make a final decision.
Blind Scoring: Hide candidates’ personal details to help improve the diversity of your new hires.
Interview Self-Booking: Shortlist your candidates, tell Octo Platinum when you’re available and then invite people to book themselves in at a time that suits you both.
Interview SMS Reminders: Automatically send candidates a text message reminder the day before their interview to reduce drop-offs.
Video Interviews: Set your questions and invite candidates to submit their answers in video format. Review at a time that suits you.
Reporting & Analytics: View in-depth analytics, tracking spending, applications and much more over a specified time period. Build and manage custom reports that work for you.
Onboarding: Centralise, manage and track your onboarding processes through Octo Platinum to make the experience as seamless and efficient as possible for new starters.
Self-Managed System: Take full control of Octo Platinum through the Configuration section – from amending communication templates to adding, editing or removing users.
Branding: Drive engagement with your brand – internally and externally – with a system, applications and email alerts branded to you.
Multi-Brand: Octo Platinum can easily support multiple brands or subsidiaries within your business.
Multi-Lingual: Octo Platinum can support multiple languages if your business requires it.

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