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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 […]

Video Based Training – Pros and Cons

April 29, 2015 by


Guest Blog from Vivian Tsang of Beamshare about the pros and cons of using video for training...

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 […]

Improve your mind

January 9, 2014 by


So here we are already – the first full working week of January is coming to a close. How are you getting on with your New Year’s resolutions? Still going strong? Starting to waver? As good as they are for you, some of the resolutions we set ourselves can be tough. Even the way we […]

Sheep Dipping

November 13, 2013 by


Regular readers of the blog will (hopefully!) know by now, that although we can sometimes be a bit obscure, agricultural topics are not something we tend to feature often on the UP Blog! So you would be quite right to think – what on earth does sheep dipping have to do with the world of HR, Training & Recruitment?! […]

Get Social in September!

August 9, 2013 by


As many of you will know, we’re a social bunch here at UP, so all things Social Media are right up our street! Last year, we we’re delighted to host a seminar with Social Media Guru – Dave Edmundson-Bird, Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing and Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University. The event, ‘How to Win […]