Browsing All posts tagged under »behaviours«

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 […]

Weathering the Storm; Keeping focused on what is important

July 14, 2015 by

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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 […]

A world gone mad…

May 22, 2015 by

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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 […]

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 […]