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Humblebragging….the new black?

September 17, 2015 by


We all have words we like the sound of or which resonate with us.  Someone I know likes the sound of the words balaclava and ptarmigan ( I know…!) I recently came upon a word I’d never heard before – “humblebragging”. I didn’t think it was a real word but looked it up and there […]

Summer was on a Tuesday this year…

August 13, 2015 by


Our latest blog post, from Lynn Filson, Senior Recruitment Consultant at The Urquhart Partnership. The past few weeks have seen some rather short bursts of sunshine with the majority of the weather pretty unsettled. Only a few weeks ago the Open Golf Championship at St Andrews had to be postponed until the strong winds dropped […]

Strictly Come….Mentoring?

November 11, 2014 by


Fanfare please!! Today we have reached our 40,000 blog view here on The UP Blog and what a blast it has been writing for all our readers! Knowing we were soon reaching the big ’40’, we’ve been thinking about other great 40’s….more specifically the ‘Perfect 40’…the top judges’ score on Strictly Come Dancing (and which has yet to […]

CIPD Scotland – Employee Engagement Conference

October 9, 2014 by


Yesterday UP’s Senior HR Consultant Lisa McKay and our Associate Charles Stewart were delighted to attend the CIPD Scotland Employee Engagement Conference in Edinburgh. Now safety returned to UP HQ, Lisa shares her thoughts on the conference with us: Yesterday we had an excellent day at the conference – a big thanks to the CIPD […]

Are your assessors as good as Hollywood and Berry?!

August 6, 2014 by


UP launches Assessor Training Workshops Time to put on your best ‘pinny and dig out your mixing bowls…..The Great British Bake Off is back! The show, which has oddly gained a cult status over its 4 years, takes the proud leap to BBC One for its 5th season. The show sees 12 contestants compete on […]

Team UP – A Flock of Geese?

June 24, 2014 by


As a team the staff here at UP are always happy to learn from the good example set by other successful teams. With the summer solstice been and gone,  it won’t be too long before we see geese starting to arrive again for the winter.  The V formation they take when migrating is an inspirational example of team […]

World Cup Fever *cough cough!*

June 16, 2014 by


I don’t know if you’re aware, but apparently there’s some sort of football tournament going on just now? A World Cup you say? Ha-ha! I’m kidding! Yep…it’s pretty hard to ignore the current sporting activities in Brazil! Even I (someone who usually tries to block out all football-related chat) have been sucked into the ‘fever’ a […]