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How to motivate all employees to engage in improvement activities: a case study of DISCO Corporation
Published: 8 May 2019
DISCO Corporation, a company which is part of IRCA Japan OEA (Organisation Employing Auditors), provides design and development, manufacturing and related services for precision processing equipment and tools used in semiconductor manufacturing and other industries.
The secrets behind a constructive audit experience
Published: 15 Sep 2017
John Feltham, CQP FCQI, has been on the receiving end of audits for decades. Find out why having the right auditor, identifying risks and understanding organisational context, have been crucial for successful audits at Portsmouth International Port.
The Competency Framework for Auditors – Part 6: Objective evaluation
Published: 26 Jul 2017
In the final part of our series, Richard Green, CQP MCQI, explains how auditors can determine if an organisation has a culture of objective evaluation.
The Competency Framework for Auditors – Part 5: Improvement
Published: 28 Jun 2017
In part five of our series, Richard Green explains the responsibility of the auditor to effect change and improvement.
The Competency Framework for Auditors – Part 4: How to achieve the intended outcomes
Published: 12 May 2017
In part four of our series, Richard Green explains performance evaluation to make sure the management system is producing the intended outcomes.
The Competency Framework for Auditors – Part 3: How to ensure management intent is effectively implemented
Published: 25 Apr 2017
In part three of our series, Richard Green explains how to use Annex SL to ensure strategy decisions from the top are really being carried out on the ground.
The Competency Framework for Auditors - Part 2: Annex SL and management intent
Published: 13 Mar 2017
In the second part of our series on the Competency Framework for auditors, Richard Green explains how you can understand if management intent is fit for purpose and why this is crucial for auditing Annex SL-based management systems.
The Competency Framework for Auditors – Part 1: Understanding governance
Published: 27 Feb 2017
In the first part of our series on the Competency Framework for auditors, Richard Green explains why auditors must challenge top management and how to tackle the problem of ‘intent’
The true meaning of good governance
Published: 18 Jul 2016
Governance is the first element in the CQI's Competency Framework. Here's why we believe it's so important for auditors.