As auditors, we carry considerable responsibility. Rapidly taking in a great deal of information, evaluating that information, and making judgements are carefully learned skills. Compliance to a standard might be clear, whereas making more subjective decisions about things like “effectiveness” of systems is arguably more difficult. These are things that we learn as we gain […]
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Exemplar Global has embarked on a journey to reinvent itself to better serve the future needs of the auditing profession. Our organization is fast approaching 30 years in business, has undergone three name changes, and has evolved from a membership organization to one that delivers personnel certification. These evolutionary steps were taken in response to […]
Leading Australian Quality Conference, Qualcon, will be held in Sydney next week, giving Australasian organizations and individuals the opportunity to share best practices in quality, productivity, and business excellence. With the theme “Innovation and Productivity the Place of Quality in a Time of Rapid Change,” the conference will focus on practical and policy aspects with […]
To address challenges in responding to societal issues of aging populations, a delegation from Singapore is embarking on a study mission to Australia this month to learn about best practice and standardization. The aim of the study visit is to learn first-hand about Australia’s “silver economy” standards and regulatory frameworks and best practices. Standards Australia […]
ASQ is administering the U.S. committee to revise ISO 19011, Guidelines for auditing management systems. ASQ is calling for applications to join the technical advisory group (TAG) responsible for revising the standard—TAG 302. ISO 19011:2011 provides guidance on auditing management systems: including the principles of auditing, managing an audit program, and conducting management system audits. […]