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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. […]

The changing job market and the need for improved selection…

May 26, 2015 by

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The Aberdeen jobs marketplace has changed dramatically as a result of falling crude oil prices so what does this mean for internal recruiters? When oil prices were high there were fewer active candidates on the market as those with strong experience and skills knew that they could make a few calls and expect to get the […]

We’ve passed our exams too!

July 15, 2014 by

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With the schools finished for the summer following their exams and University students graduating across the country, our team here at UP are also taking time to celebrate some academic successes. Eight new members of the UP team have recently completed the Belbin Team Roles Accreditation, certifying their knowledge of the Belbin Team Roles theory […]

Red Buzzer or Golden Buzzer?

June 3, 2014 by

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This week we’re pleased to feature another blog from UP’s Lynn Filson, who’s been hooked on the latest series of Britain’s Got Talent! As we near the finals she discusses that, whether it’s on stage at BGT or in a ‘real-life’ interview, first impressions count! It feels like a long time coming but the final of […]

UP Enhances its Psychometric Services

April 24, 2014 by

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Here at UP, we like to practise what we preach when it comes to Training & Development. Due to significant growth in demand for assessment & selection services, our busy team have been enhancing our offering by increasing the members of staff who are qualified to administer and interpret psychometric and ability assessments. Our Recruitment Team […]

Transferable Skills – What About Transferable Behaviours?

March 17, 2014 by

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Julie McDonald, Chartered Psychologist at The Urquhart Partnership explains why we need to start casting our skills net in different ways. The following article was published in the Aberdeen Press & Journal on Friday 14th March 2014: The term “skills shortage” trips off our tongues so often it is fast becoming a cliché. However it is […]