EBPHI – Maintaining a National Standard

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By: Dee Kring, CAE, CMP

The Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors (EBPHI), a 501(c)(6) not for profit organization, is one of Partners’ newer clients, joining us in September, 2016.  EBPHI will always be extra special to me as they were the first organization I would serve in the role as Executive Director.

EBPHI is not a traditional association. They are governed by a 13-member volunteer board of directors, they have no membership, and they do not hold conferences or offer continuing education. They are also not a certification body. What is it, then, that they do? Continue reading “EBPHI – Maintaining a National Standard”

Are You Protected?

By: Amy Bean Napier

In today’s digital world, a virus will infect the workstations and/or server at your company sooner or later.  Employees are constantly on the internet and social media, viewing unknown websites, videos and files, opening emails and downloading attachments from unknown sources.   And even though we all have what’s marketed as the “best virus protection available” installed and constantly updated, a security breach will eventually occur.

These security breaches are usually caused by simple human error.  Social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, twitter, snapchat, etc.) are prime targets and online ads are 182 times more likely to deliver malicious content that common high risk sites (Cisco 2013 Annual Security Report).  When an employee is viewing their Facebook page at the office during lunch and clicks on a pop up ad, your office could instantly become infected. Continue reading “Are You Protected?”

Quality Control Systems: How You Can Implement Them into Your Workplace

By: Caroline Thomas

If I had to tell you one thing I have learned in the past year working at Partners In Association Management, it is the importance of quality control systems in our workplace. My position within the Membership Services team,  is serving as quality control for our credit card charges, continuing education for multiple clients and membership status. Additionally, our team handles payment processing, time sensitive data entry and special projects every day. When you add in the high call volume we experience, there is a lot going on at once. Patience, attention to details, and quality of work are crucial. It may sound a little boring, but read on. I use the following tips that could help you too! Continue reading “Quality Control Systems: How You Can Implement Them into Your Workplace”