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Humblebragging….the new black?

September 17, 2015 by

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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

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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 […]

Weathering the Storm; Keeping focused on what is important

July 14, 2015 by

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Our water-cooler and cocktail bar conversations over the last few months have focussed on the current economic climate, the price of oil and a worry about the here and now. It’s clear that the global economic factors which are at play can mean that all our emotional energy goes into worrying about the immediate, the […]

Adding Value Through Salary Surveys

July 2, 2015 by

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Our latest blog from Sarah MacFarlane, Senior HR Consultant about the value that can be added through salary surveys. According to Aberdeen City Council the oil industry in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire employs 137,300, directly and through the supply chain. That’s a lot of people and families relying on income and financial security generated through the […]

What are we doing about the “Survivors”?

June 11, 2015 by

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The first blog from Muir Urquhart, our recently appointed Director of Consultancy Services… The current crisis facing the oil and gas sector is one of the worst to affect us since the inception of North Sea Oil back in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  Fact. The dramatic and sustained collapse of the oil price […]

Excellence in HR, Training and Recruitment celebrated at the cHeRries Awards 2015.

June 8, 2015 by

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The winners of the annual cHeRries Awards, recognising excellence in human resources, recruitment and training in north east Scotland, were announced on Thursday, 4 June. Twenty-six companies and individuals were shortlisted for nine awards that were presented at a ceremony at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre in front of an audience of around 500 industry […]

A world gone mad…

May 22, 2015 by

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Our latest blog from Julie McDonald, Director of Assessment and Development. In discussion with some of our clients recently, several have said they had all witnessed interesting patterns of behaviour emerging. These testing times seem to bring out both the best and the worst of human behaviours. As the novelist Samuel Richardson wrote in the […]