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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Steve: Morning Charles, good news! Security are ready to take your pass photo. You just need to complete the online form first. Charles: Well Steve, that would've been great news if I'd had a laptop and login account to complete the form. Charles: Good morning HasBean. That looks like a nice new laptop. HasBean: Yes! It's just arrived. There's my old one for you. You may need to...

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Steve: Hi Charles, here's your day-pass, please sign the book. Charles: Yep, thanks Steve. Week two, I'm getting used to the process now! HasBean: Good News! Sarah is on leave this week, so you can use her desk while she is away. Charles: Well, that will be better than being scolded for being in a booked meeting room once again. Charles: Any news on when I'll get a laptop...

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New Starter: Hi, I'm here to see Mr HasBean Receptionist: OK, which company are you from, and what time is your appointment? New Starter: I work for this company, today is my first day. Receptionist: Oh, err, umm, please take a seat in the meeting room just through that door, and I'll try and find someone to help you. HasBean: Sorry, about that, I forgot you were starting today....

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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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