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Meirc’s blogs are meant to be fat-free write-ups on topics which are of interest to our clients and web-site visitors. These blogs are useful when you wish to get an update on a field you follow or when you are looking for a bite-sized article that you would like to refer to or learn from. The blogs are reviewed and updated based on your feedback so please go through the blogs below and click on the one you wish to access and then let us know what you think. We would love to get your feedback. As always, we can be reached on

The Two Hidden Difficulties of Interviews

  May 2 2018

# Human Resources and Training

Even the most experienced interviewers agree to facing some difficulties in employment interviews. Overcoming such difficulties is key to selecting the most qualified applicant for a vacant position. I’m listing below what I consider to be the top two difficulties that I’ve identified based on my experience, whether interviewing candidates, hiring for positions, delivering training courses on in...;

The value of good planning and scheduling

  Apr 15 2018

# Maintenance Planning and Asset Management

A genuine step change in performance If ever you want is a case study on the value you can gain from effective planning and scheduling this is it. I have just completed a project with a client who achieved some of the best results I have ever seen. In their own words they have converted a multi-million-dollar maintenance programme from a project most e...;

One step closer to engaging presentations

  Mar 27 2018

# Communication and Writing Skills

It is a challenge to maintain an audience’s interest throughout a presentation. Within minutes some participants begin texting, yawning, or in extreme cases withdrawing from the room. While there may be many reasons for this, the prime culprit is the density of technical information in the presentation. The question a presenter must ask is how to transform technical information into more colorful ...;

Digital Forensic And Investigation Capabilities

  Mar 27 2018

# IT Management

A question I often get asked relating to Digital Forensic and Investigation Capabilities is ‘what tools are required?’ – a question which is both easy, and difficult to answer. Easy, because the answer is ‘everything’ you need to ‘accomplish’ the task. Hard because, it is dependent on two factors which are as follows: - The level of knowledge and skill which are in place - The ty...;

Market Yourself and Enhance Your Personal Brand

  Mar 25 2018

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

Just like any product, professionals also need to market themselves if they want to stand-out in their professional and social lives. They need to focus on building their personal brand in a way that will help them get what they want. Here are some tips I hope will be beneficial to you: Start writing One of the best ways to market yourself and build credibility is to share your ideas. Write art...;

Organizations are running out of time to transition to ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015

  Mar 22 2018

# Quality and Productivity

Is your organization certified against ISO 9001:2008 or ISO 14001:2004? If so, you need to put in place arrangements to upgrade to the latest versions. Come September 2018, the older versions of these standards (the quality management standard ISO 9001:2008 and the environmental management standard ISO 14001:2004) will no longer be valid. Organizations who have not updated to the 2015 versions w...;

Big Data Analytics In Smart Cities: You Can’t Have One Without The Other

  Feb 22 2018

# Planning and Strategy Management

Who else loves to see data science applied in the real world? I know I sure do… And seeing that was one of the coolest things I got to experience at World Cities Expo Istanbul (a smart cities conference). What I’m referring to here is big data analytics in smart cities. What better way to apply data science than through Smart City technologies that improve and pr...;

Managing Personal Data in your Organization

  Feb 14 2018

# Administration and Secretarial

There’s a lot of noise about privacy and how you need to take care of personal information but are you listening? You most probably think it doesn’t affect you. You’re not a large organisation, you’re not global and if you are, your office is not Europe, so no worries there then. But wait, supposing you need to share the personal information you hold with someone in Europe, does the European Union...;

Detoxing your life with positivity

  Jan 25 2018

# Interpersonal Skills and Self Development

By Charles J. Tawk - Senior Consultant - Meirc Training & Consulting Many dietitians and health consultants recommend for their patients to detox their bodies, by providing them with a diversity of customized recipes. Detoxifying, now commonly known as detoxing, is the process of chasing out the many toxic substances that our bodies are consumi...;

Turning the Credit and Collections Department into a Profit Earning Function

  Oct 22 2017

# Accounting and Finance

Below is a real-life case study by Jon Ray MICM. A few years ago, I was doing some consultancy work for one of the big European banks. This institution had some issues with poor collection performance and internal relationship problems; most especially between Customer Service staff and the Collectors. The Customer Service Department and t...;