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HR issues are at the top of everybody’s agenda these days, and a good thing too. But it was not always so.
Rumours reach Tulkinghorn of a recruitment meeting in the dim and distant past at Linklaters. The HR head and a posse of partners were gathered to discuss the day’s candidates. Another partner was running late but had thoughtfully left the candidate’s file on the table in the meeting room.
On entering several minutes later, the HR head asked said partner about the curious acronym ‘BBBE’ that was scrawled on the cover next to the phrase “Would suit Freshfields”. In a perhaps misguided fit of honesty, the partner replied: “Big boobs, blue eyes.”
When quizzed by Tulkinghorn, one Linklaters partner formerly responsible for recruitment denied all knowledge of the story. He did, however, admit to using the equally punchy ‘PO’ on occasion. For the uninitiated, it means