The Group Outplacement Model: Top 3 Benefits

July 20, 2015
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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 […]

Weathering the Storm; Keeping focused on what is important

July 14, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]

The changing job market and the need for improved selection…

May 26, 2015
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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 […]

A world gone mad…

May 22, 2015
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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 […]