Month: July 2019

HasBean – A day in the life #26

Project Manager: Hey HB, you know everyone around here? We need someone for that new Innovation project. HasBean: What are you looking for? Project Manager: Someone with Project Management at Level 4, Systems Development Management at Level 5, and Business Process Improvement at Level 5. HasBean: OK, that’s pretty precise, No Idea! You’ll probably need …

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HasBean – A day in the life #24

Employee: “Have you heard my great news? I’m joining the new innovation project.” HasBean: “How the hell did you score that role?” Employee: “I looked at possible future jobs, found one I liked and started acquiring some necessary skills.” HasBean: “That’s just crazy. Why not wait for the business to offer you new opportunities like …

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A dog’s life?

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas   It is more than 40 years since the slogan “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas”, was created by Clarissa Baldwin OBE, Chief Executive of the Dogs Trust (which was known as the National Canine Defence League in those days).   Treat them …

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HasBean – A day in the life #23

HasBean: “So as you can see, we totally cater for the employee experience. Pool table, free drinks and stuff.” Candidate: “Sweet! So you must have a great skills development and training schedule.” HasBean: “Oh yes, after each annual review we discuss what training spots are available for you during the next year.” Candidate: “What!, you …

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£183m fine for data breach

British Airways  are facing a record fine of £183m for a data breach. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48905907   In September last year I published a blog mentioning that it could be as high as 4% of annual global revenue. In this case, it looks like the proposed fine is lower, and about 1.5%, but it is still a …

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HasBean – A day in the life #22

HasBean: “Our new leading HR Management system is now up and running.” Employee: “Brilliant! I need to identify my skill development needs and get to work on them.” HasBean: “You just need to complete its skills survey.” Employee [at computer on HR system]: “Project Management – yes or no?, so No! Service Management, yes or …

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