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“It was 20 years ago today…”

September 22, 2015 by

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Celebrating 20 years of The Urquhart Partnership. “It was 20 years ago today…” as the Beatles famously sang. I remember it exceptionally well…9am on 18th September 1995 when The Urquhart Partnership opened our doors for business at 8 North Silver Street for the first time. We have had some truly amazing times, worked on some fantastic projects, with some brilliant […]

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 […]

Adding Value Through Salary Surveys

July 2, 2015 by

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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 by

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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 […]