Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2014«

UP Enhances its Psychometric Services

April 24, 2014 by


Here at UP, we like to practise what we preach when it comes to Training & Development. Due to significant growth in demand for assessment & selection services, our busy team have been enhancing our offering by increasing the members of staff who are qualified to administer and interpret psychometric and ability assessments. Our Recruitment Team […]

TEDx in Aberdeen!

April 21, 2014 by


If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you’ll know we’re big fans of the TED talks series. In fact Nikki recently wrote about her favourite Ted Talks for UP. As big fans, we’re delighted to be sponsoring TEDxUnionTerrace 2014, which is taking place on the 11th May at the Lemon Tree, 1 – 7pm For […]

Finalists Announced for cHeRries Awards 2014

April 14, 2014 by


cushydoos are delighted to announce the shortlist of finalists for the 7th annual cHeRries Awards. The prestigious awards event celebrates excellence in HR, recruitment and training across the North-East of Scotland. Open to individuals, teams and organisations, the awards are organised by Aberdeen-based event management team, cushydoos, with title sponsor Aberdeen Business School at The […]

Behind the Oil & Gas Skills Shortage

April 14, 2014 by


Nikki Lebedis, Head of Training, Development & Facilitation at The Urquhart Partnership discusses the root causes behind the Oil & Gas skills shortage. The following article was published in the Aberdeen Press & Journal on Friday 11th April 2014. Almost every week we read about the skills shortage in the Oil & Gas sector and the […]

The Chosen One or The Wrong One?

April 11, 2014 by


Manchester United Manager David Moyes has been having a tough time of it recently. With Fergie’s big shoes to fill, UP’s Alan Clark, Senior Recruitment Consultant (and footie fan) takes a look at the process (or lack of) behind Moyes’ appointment. As an avid football fan, this season’s English Premier League season looks like it will […]