Browsing All posts tagged under »Psychometrics«

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. […]

Short sight or foresight?

March 4, 2015 by

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The Urquhart Partnership’s Chartered Psychologist, Julie McDonald, shares some of her recruitment and selection “insight”…quite literally… A year ago my world began to look decidedly indistinct and blurry. Colours became muted and I felt like I was looking through opaque glass. I rubbed my eyes, tried eye drops and finally went to the Optician, anxious […]

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 […]

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 […]

The right tool for the job

September 17, 2013 by

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Having flown the family nest more than 4 years ago, I suppose I should have learnt by now to fend for myself when it comes to DIY… Whilst I can tackle simple things like assembling flat-pack furniture, bleeding a radiator or re-pressurising the boiler, there are some tasks that still send me running for the […]