As if it's not bad enough that we leave our vacancies for years to mature before advertising them we've now got a block on recruitment imposed by Human Resources. The cause is a complaint by a serial applicant.
"I sent in exactly the same application as the previous twelve times. I got an interview each time but this time I was told that I was unsuccessful. I was told that I had not addressed the job specification."
And so he had. Each time, he stuck a photocopy of his original application to his form and wrote: "see attached." Unfortunately, this time he didn't notice that the job specification had been rewritten to reflect recent changes in the service.
A lesson for us all: always read the instructions.