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Audit Report Writing

There are ways that we can express ourselves that can make people receptive to our findings, even the negative aspects of it, and there are ways that we can express ourselves that will encourage defensive behaviour. Too many auditors think that the only important items for the report are the problems. Continue reading

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Auditing: Teach a Man to Think ….

Lately the IRCA has made some attempt to add weight to the development of thought processes and abilities in their course criteria. That means less weighting on memorising facts and definitions, and more scenario based testing. I think maybe the old systems are at least partly to blame for the levels of unconscious incompetence that I see too regularly Continue reading

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Are 3rd party audits actually 1st party audits?

I’ve been thinking. Isn’t that more or less how 3rd party certification audits are positioned and dressed up these days? In fact, they even refer to the certified entity as “the client” (the person requesting the audit). They seem happy to flaunt the consultancy they often perform in tandem with the assessment, so certification bodies are hardly independent any more Continue reading

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The Auditor From Hell!

The auditor from hell is alive and well, and this is what he has been getting up to lately Continue reading

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Audit Reporting

When reporting audit findings, it is important not to fall into an unnatural persona and use words that you would never use in everyday speech Continue reading

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