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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 […]

Weathering the Storm; Keeping focused on what is important

July 14, 2015 by


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 […]

Cost Reduction v Redundancy dilemma….and how we can help.

January 16, 2015 by


As anyone remotely connected with the Oil and Gas industry knows, we are facing some challenging times ahead. Oil price has more that halved over the last few months, and some of the best economic minds are unable to accurately predict where it may be in 12 months time, such is the uncertainty in the market […]

We need to talk…

March 6, 2012 by


Workplaces are incredibly social environments; full of chatter from 9am till 5pm (and beyond!). From conversations on strategies and action plans, discussions with clients over new business, right down to chit-chat between staff; business thrives on talking. But when it comes to some subjects, broaching the topic and having a conversation can be complicated, and sometimes […]

UP goes to Hollywood!

December 6, 2011 by


Well, not quite Hollywood  – but we have been trying our hand at something Hollywood is world-renowned for – its movies! If you’ve visited our website since its re-vamp earlier this year, then you might have noticed our new Top Tips section – full of hints and advice on a range of recruitment, training, job […]

“Overweight” Companies

November 30, 2010 by


It’s not just people who put on weight – companies do it as well. When the economy is growing, companies tend to “over indulge”. They add a little extra resource here and there, don’t worry quite as much what they spend their bumber profits on and are less concerned with efficiency and effectiveness. During the […]

Carving a Balloon

November 22, 2010 by


I had a random thought today… What is the definition of mission impossible? Trying to carve a balloon… It got me thinking. I wonder how many times in our daily activities do we try to “carve a balloon”. Where we do something that is almost certainly going to end in failure or wasted effort but […]