HasBean: Rachel, Hi, it's time to look at what training you need. Rachel: HB, I think we need to start with looking at what skills I already have first. HasBean: No need for all that nonsense, we have that in your current job description. Rachel: I have over 10 years working experience, I have a lot more skills to offer than just the ones I use in my...

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Charles: "HB, I'm not at all happy with the role you have chosen as MY career development trajectory." HasBean: "But why? It's the most obvious progression from your current technical support role."   Charles: But we agreed when I started, this role was temporary until I understood our products. HasBean: Unfortunately our new automated Career Development System uses your current job description as the basis...

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HasBean: So Rachel, There's a bug in the new skills inventory system. I cannot delete unnecessary skills from Janes skill profile! HR Manager: No HasBean, that's quite right, only Jane can do that. HB: But that's crazy, she works for me and she does not do any programming in my team. HR Manager: But that does not mean she can't do it! HasBean: Oh, I’ll just get the Admin...

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CIO: I am expecting we can use the Skills Inventory to find people to cover for those that are off sick? HasBean: I'm not so sure! it shows the skills they have for their current roles. CIO: So who's 'clever' idea was it to limit the assessments to a subset of skills for their current roles only? HR: Exactly, a recent study showed that 37% of employees said...

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CIO: HB & Team. In there times of disruption and having to work from home, there are opportunities for self-development. Update your skills profile; explore SFIA to identify skills that sound interesting; explore the job roles that represent current and future requirements; identify gaps in your skills for opportunities for personal growth; set up you career development action plan and research what learning content is...

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The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing a significant change to our patterns, both at work and from a personal perspective. Some people are finding themselves out of work, furloughed temporarily, or with an uncertain future due to the economic impact. We don't yet know how long this will take to play out or what the recovery will look like. We can, however, take positive steps to...

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Consultant: Hi Mr HasBean. I understand you want some consultancy support regarding your Digital Transformation? HasBean: Yes, we need a consultant urgently. Consultant: Shall I take you through my skills and relevant experience in Digital Transformation? HasBean: No, that won't be necessary. It says consultant on your business card. Consultant: OK, well what seems to be the problem? HasBean: Don't worry about that. I just need you to present this...

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HR Manager: What's this? A resignation letter? But you've only been here 2 months! Charles: Yes, but this job is not what was advertised. HR Manager: I thought HasBean was working with you to agree your responsibilities and provide direction? Charles: No! He seems to be waiting until annual appraisal time. HR Manager: Can't you wait until HasBean gets back from his vacation? Charles: No, I found a job somewhere that...

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Charles: HB, I think we need to chat about your expectations and my responsibilities please. HasBean: Really? What seems to be the problem? Charles: These tasks you have given me don't exactly match my job description. HasBean: No, no of course not. The job descriptions are fairly generic. But that means we don't have to keep updating them - saves me work! Charles: But then how do I know...

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HasBean: Morning! You've been here a month now, how are things going? Charles: Well, I now have my own security pass, a laptop, and my user account and email were finally set up this morning. Charles: So now I want to baseline my skills and create a prioritised development plan, so I know the priority tasks you need me to focus on. HasBean: We normally discuss all that...

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