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CEO Blog: We’re Listening!

Talking with our customers, certified auditors, engineers, and training providers, it is clear that the world we work in is continually changing. When many of us started our careers 20 to 30 years ago, everything seemed straightforward. We needed auditor qualifications to demonstrate that we were qualified and competent. As we extended to a wider […]

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10 Tips to Improve Your Email Marketing

Following on from our article last month, here are another 10 great tips to improve your email marketing and get your email read: Add personality to your emails. Put a face or a voice behind your brand; these could include little snippets from behind the scenes at your business. Keep to your schedule. For example, […]

The Influential Auditor

Influence is an attribute that can be developed once you know the formula. Knowing how to be influential in your daily pursuits can be the difference between a value-added experience for the auditee and just another audit. We all know at least one auditor of great influence and watch as they command an audit outcome, […]

10 Tips to Improve Your Email Marketing

Emails are part of business and are a powerful tool for communicating with clients or colleagues. In fact, recent studies have shown that emails have become so popular that we receive an average of 120 emails per day. So how do you ensure that your email is noticed and stands out from the rest? Here […]

Why Your Business Should Be Using Social Media

Social media is part of our lifestyle in 2016, so if you aren’t on it, it’s time to start. The latest Smart Insights global digital report shows that 67 percent of internet users are active on social media, a trend that has been steadily increasing with 10 percent growth in the past 12 months. People […]

Millennials’ Association with Quality

Let me be clear from the start: This is not an anti-millennial piece, rather a call to action. We are interested in you. Millennials (Members of the generation following Generation X, or two generations after the 1946 to 1964 baby-boom generation. Also known as Generation Y.), are the voice of future quality professionals. So let’s […]

Hack Update: The Emergence of Exemplar Global 2.0

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 […]

“Hacking” Quality

Continuing my theme of the future of quality, the ability to see the future could come through some interesting lenses—hacking, for instance. Hack: A clever solution to a tricky problem. To hack is to modify or change something in an extraordinary way. (Urban Dictionary) While a more traditional definition of hack may be along the […]

Should my business have a blog?

The short answer is yes. But you may need more concrete facts and figures to gain approval for a blog and win over your boss. Today there are more than 150 million blogs on the internet. This number hasn’t happened by accident, as millions of people have realized the benefits of blogging. Blogs provide a […]