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    Five Tips for Increasing Your Influence as an Auditor

    Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:30 AM
    Written by Ann Butera, president of The Whole Person Project, Inc.
    By definition, “influence” is the ability to get others to act on your suggestions without pulling rank. Influential people can garner support for their ideas and they understand that being persuasive requires more than technical expertise and simply having facts to support a perspective. They can communicate their message in as many ways as necessary to appeal to the diversity of their audience. Persuasive people leverage their relationships with others and the information they possess to get others to act on corrective action plans and implement suggestions for increased efficiency. 
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    Topics: Human Resources, Training & Development, Internal Audit, Change Management

    Ten Tips You Need to Know for Making High-Impact Presentations

    Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Tue, Mar 10, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

    In order to be a high-performing auditor, you must be able to deliver messages in a clear and compelling manner. From kickoff meetings and status reports to internal training sessions, executive committee reports and even ordinary staff meetings, auditors are often required to communicate with tact, diplomacy and conviction.

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    Topics: Human Resources, Training & Development, Internal Audit, Audit Committee & Board

    Important Factors of Data Analytics You Need to Know

    Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Sun, Mar 01, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

    Auditors can use data analytics in organizations to avoid the massive waste spending that often goes hand-in-hand with hiring outside vendors and contractors. This technique doesn’t require overly complicated or expensive software.


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    Topics: Human Resources, Continuous Auditing, Expense Reporting

    Best Practices for Developing Strong Public Relations

    Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Aug 23, 2018 @ 11:30 AM

    Are you using strong strategic communication processes that build great relationships between your organization and the public?

    Public relations has gained importance and visibility in the recent years as our marketplaces become more competitive and the exponential growth in proliferation of media. The importance of a well-crafted public relations campaign has never been greater. This includes not just generating coverage and visibility, but also fostering meaningful relationship with customers, clients, business partners, employees and the public.

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    Topics: Human Resources, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity Management, Performance Management/Measurement

    How Can Human Resource Risk Be Managed?

    Posted by Protiviti KnowledgeLeader on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 10:01 AM

    “All of the blame and none of the praise”

    This was how one Human Resource professional described their job in a forum on tech recruiting recently. Human Resources (HR) can be a bit of a mine field full of potential hazards and risks while searching for that perfect candidate to fill a company’s needs. 

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    Topics: Laws & Regulations, Human Resources, Risk Assessment, Strategic Risk, Performance Management/Measurement

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