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“It was 20 years ago today…”

September 22, 2015 by

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Celebrating 20 years of The Urquhart Partnership. “It was 20 years ago today…” as the Beatles famously sang. I remember it exceptionally well…9am on 18th September 1995 when The Urquhart Partnership opened our doors for business at 8 North Silver Street for the first time. We have had some truly amazing times, worked on some fantastic projects, with some brilliant […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Group Outplacement Model: Top 3 Benefits

July 20, 2015 by

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Blog from our Senior Recruitment / Outplacement Consultant, Alan Clark. With redundancies prevalent across the North Sea oil and gas industry, there has been a huge increase in the demand for bespoke outplacement services in recent months.  With over 15 years of experience in outplacement support, The Urquhart Partnership has been delivering assistance to many organisations […]