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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 […]

Candidate References – what a waste of time!

August 27, 2015 by

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Blog from Alan Clark, Senior Recruitment Consultant at The Urquhart Partnership. I have recently been following the coverage of the Fatal Accident Inquiry following the tragic bin lorry crash in Glasgow in December last year and as part of the inquiry, the issue of references taken by the Council on the driver has come to […]

How many Psychologists does it take…?

August 14, 2015 by

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Latest blog from Julie McDonald, Chartered Psychologist, Director of Assessment / Development and part-time Comedienne at The Urquhart Partnership. You know the old jokes… How many Psychologists does it take to change a lightbulb? Just one, but the light bulb has to want to change… A man was walking down the street one day and he was mugged. […]

Getting the right start with a Modern Apprenticeship

July 21, 2015 by

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Guest blog by OPITO apprentice, Michael Williamson. Deciding to become an apprentice after leaving school was an easy decision for me because I wanted to get straight into work and learn a trade which I could build a lifelong career on. What I didn’t realise at the time, was just how important a decision I was […]

Redundancy – Productivity Impact on the “Survivors”

May 6, 2015 by

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A blog from Julie McDonald, Director of Assessment and Development at The Urquhart Partnership on the impact on productivity following redundancy… I once read a quote which said that people are normally productive for about five to seven hours in an eight hour business day. However, when a major change takes place, productivity can fall to […]

Urquhart Partnership announce 2 new Board appointments

April 29, 2015 by

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We are delighted to announce the appointments to the Board of Muir Urquhart and Julie McDonald. Congratulations to Julie on her promotion and welcome back Muir! Copy of the press release announcement below. Aberdeen-based HR, training and recruitment consultancy the Urquhart Partnership today announces the appointment of two new board members, as part of the company’s growth plans. […]

Short sight or foresight?

March 4, 2015 by

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The Urquhart Partnership’s Chartered Psychologist, Julie McDonald, shares some of her recruitment and selection “insight”…quite literally… A year ago my world began to look decidedly indistinct and blurry. Colours became muted and I felt like I was looking through opaque glass. I rubbed my eyes, tried eye drops and finally went to the Optician, anxious […]