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Is your perception causing audit conflict?

During an audit, the views of the auditor and auditee don’t always match up. This often comes down to a difference in perception. It is important to consider the role and importance of perception in an audit, and how this could potentially lead to audit conflict. What is Perception? Perception - the way an individual [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Leadership, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on Is your perception causing audit conflict?

Are Your Nonverbal Signs Contributing to Conflict?

Nonverbal signs can offer meaning over and above spoken communication, and often speak louder than words. It’s important to understand what these signs are, and if they could be contributing to conflict. Being an auditor at times involves being placed in “confrontational” situations—such as delivering findings of non-conformances. In these situations especially, it’s important that what [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Other|Comments Off on Are Your Nonverbal Signs Contributing to Conflict?

Competency Assessment Under the Spotlight

To determine if an individual is the right candidate for a particular job, employers need to look deeper than just experience, knowledge, skills, and qualifications. A competency assessment, which assesses knowledge, skills, and behaviors and how these affect work performance, can provide a more complete picture of the potential employee. Although testing is effective to [...]

By | February 18th, 2016|General, Personal Development, Vocational|Comments Off on Competency Assessment Under the Spotlight

Top 5 Tips for Increasing Your Auditing Knowledge

With the auditing profession continually evolving, it’s essential for auditors to keep their auditing knowledge up to date. Check out our top five tips to increase auditing knowledge. Engage with Industry Bodies Memberships with key industry associations and bodies open you up to receive added benefits available only to members. Industry associations share valuable information [...]

By | January 6th, 2016|Leadership, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on Top 5 Tips for Increasing Your Auditing Knowledge

How to Develop a Professional Training Plan

Training needs to be appropriately planned to ensure that expected outcomes are delivered and that training courses deliver the intended goals. To ensure that the training process is as effective and efficient as possible, a comprehensive training plan is needed. Although training can be approached in a variety of ways, a professional training plan that [...]

By | December 21st, 2015|General, Management, Personal Development|Comments Off on How to Develop a Professional Training Plan

New IAF Assessments now available

Four new International Accreditation Forum (IAF) assessments have launched through Exemplar Global College. Each assessment awards the individual with a "Certificate of Knowledge" to demonstrate their technical expertise and knowledge for that industry's process of operations. Consistent with ISO/IEC 17021:2001, each IAF assessment has been constructed to meet the accreditation requirements for both registrars and [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Other|Comments Off on New IAF Assessments now available

Top 5 root cause analysis tools

Selecting the right root cause analysis tools to solve a problem is paramount to not only ensure the analysis is effective and efficient, but also that the real root cause is in fact identified. Identifying the root cause doesn’t require complex tools. Effective root cause analysis can be done using five simple tools. 1. Brainstorming [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|General, Management, Personal Development, Technical|Comments Off on Top 5 root cause analysis tools

Using Technology to Increase Auditor Knowledge

In this modern, fast-paced environment, it’s important that auditor knowledge is kept up to date with the latest standards and industry developments. However, finding the time and the means to complete continuous learning can be a challenge in a complicated and busy profession such as auditing. With the advancement of Internet-based training, connected devices, and [...]

By | November 11th, 2015|Management, Personal Development, Technical|Comments Off on Using Technology to Increase Auditor Knowledge

Top Five Benefits of Online Learning

Online learning, or e-learning, has become more prominent in recent years and provides people the opportunity to complete their education and training via the Internet at a time and location that best suits them.  Learning new professional skills through online learning makes the decision to advance your career through study more affordable and easier to [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|General, Personal Development, Technical, Vocational|Comments Off on Top Five Benefits of Online Learning

How ISO standards are developed

Virtually every product, service and system has a standard at its core, with the term referring to a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be consistently used to ensure it is safe, reliable and fit for purpose. Standards are developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), an independent, non-governmental membership [...]

By | October 12th, 2015|General, Leadership, Management, Technical|Comments Off on How ISO standards are developed
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