Lunch & Learns 2013
If you would like to find out more information on any of our upcoming popular lunch and learns in 2013, please get in touch.
Using LinkedIn for Recruitment
The Urquhart Partnership was delighted to be joined by LinkedIn expert Mark Williams for a half day training session which aimed to ensure clarity and inspire recruiters to consider using LinkedIn in the widest context. The session looked at:
- Understanding the mechanisms of a network
- How to create and optimised & impressive profile
- Network building strategies
- Using groups to increase your visibility and make new contacts
- Searching including finding 'hidden' profiles
- Communication methods
- Research & market intelligence tools
How to Win Business Using Social Media
"How do you turn online social media efforts into tangible business opportunities?"
More and more organisations are starting to wake up to the fact that social media can generate business and so are jumping on the social media bandwagon.
Trouble is, once you get on the bandwagon, how do you start to turn your efforts into opportunities?
The Urquhart Partnership was delighted host a brand new seminar on the very subject!
Expert Guest Speaker David Edmundson-Bird, Principal Lecturer in Digital Marketing and Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University, joined us at a full event in Aberdeen to share his thoughts and tips.
The Rules of Engagement
Employee Engagement Seminar - With guest speaker and author of 'The Engagement Manifesto', Alan Crozier
Campbell Urquhart, Managing Director of The Urquhart Partnership: "These days there seems to be an incredible level of noise, clutter, clichés and buzzwords surrounding employee engagement – it's little wonder that many companies find it tough to understand what it's truly about – and implement it effectively.
That's why we were proud to host a fresh, new employee engagement seminar with The Ghost Partnership and featuring straight talking, no-nonsense guest speaker, Alan Crozier; author of new book ‘The Engagement Manifesto'."
With over 20 years consultancy experience, Alan (right) is a founding director of The Ghost Partnership. Alan is currently working with the UK Government's Task Force on Employee Engagement, is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and an Accredited Business Communicator.
His new book, described as "24 carat gold", offers clear, practical advice on how engagement can have meaningful and lasting impact, and is suited to CEOs, senior managers, HR practitioners, those responsible for organisational communication and students alike.
Belbin Lunch & Learns
Belbin – How to use it as a Recruitment Tool
Our most popular lunch session provided attendees with a good understanding of Belbin Team Roles which allows it to be applied readily within their organisations with little or no consultancy support required.
The sessions gave an overview of Belbin Team Roles and specifically, how it could support the Recruitment Process. The process is simple but effective and allows for valuable information to be gathered as to a potential candidate's fit to your vacancy, your team and your organisation.
Plus, not only did we give away a free lunch, but attendees also got a free copy of their own Belbin Self Perception Report.
AGCC Business Breakfast - Aberdeens Got Talent
As part of the business breakfast, UP's Managing Director, Campbell Urquhart presented an overview of the current recruitment picture in the North-east of Scotland and highlighted the key areas that businesses should be focusing on in order to improve their chances of attracting a first rate workforce. Campbell also disucssed some of the common pitfalls companies make when recruiting new staff and offer guidance on how to avoid them. Tying in with the breakfast's theme, and in a presentation with a twist, Campbell demonstrated how businesses can learn from the one of the UK's top talent recruiters - Simon Cowell.