Ensure the skill you need are described accurately

Team Leader (On phone - sarcastically): Hey HasBean, thanks for the short  list of candidates. I just wasted 17 hours of interviews. HasBean (Reply): Why so? you wanted software engineers and that's what I sent you. Team Leader (angrily): NO YOU DIDN'T. They were all programmers. HasBean: You are splitting hairs now. Team Leader (frustrated): Arrrrrrghhhhhh!...

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continual professional development

Business Professional: Have you considered joining the Professional Institute? HasBean: What are the benefits? Business Professional: Free skills assessment to baseline your skills, development planning to support your career development, mentoring, training, certification, conferences and other events. HasBean: Conferences you say! Does the events venue have a golf course? Business Professional: Yes I believe it does. And let me explain how we can support your continual professional development. HasBean: Nah,...

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Manage skills gap risk

HasBean: It looks like the Information Commissioner is going to fine us for the recent data breach. CFO: Yes, they are taking data security and protection seriously these days. HasBean: The fine is 4% of Global annual revenue. That's millions! Their report mentions poor security practices, and lack of the necessary security skills and experience. CFO: So, have we now assessed our baseline skills and identified the gaps? HasBean:...

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A superstar at what exactly

Project Manager (Using Skype): (Showing Resume on screen): Hey HB! This is an extract of the resume you sent me. (Showing HB): I know I said I was looking for a Superstar for the Innovation Project. And Mr Milligan IS obviously one. BUT AT WHAT EXACTLY? (Showing SFIA profile on screen): I was hoping for something more useful like this, which describes his real skills....

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