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The next person you hire could make or break your team

Posted by Josh Peters on 22 August 2018

The next employee you hire will play a huge role in how your business can meet its goals and objectives – or, they could be the reason why you don’t. The effect your newest employee will have is entirely dependent on who you choose to hire.

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Topics: business

How to use effective communication to improve team dynamics

Posted by Josh Peters on 14 May 2018

Mecardo are pleased introduce Josh Peters as a guest author, who will be writing a series of articles to assist both job seekers & recruiters. In this first article, Josh discusses the importance of good communication, and how it can improve teams.  

Communication plays a huge part in being able to work with other people. If people aren't aligned with their communication, it can cost a business money to correct misheard messages, requests or advice.

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Topics: business, employment

The risk of getting belted by China

Posted by Matt Dalgleish on 26 March 2018

China has come along way from the “great leap forward” program undertaken by Chairman Mao in 1958 that was aimed to move the country from a largely agrarian based economy into an industrialised, collectively owned global power house. 

The “great leap forward” was widely acknowledged as a dismal failure which lead to periods of famine and economic recession.However, the modern China bears little resemblance to the disaster of the “great leap”.

In this article we take a look at how Australia can change how infrastructure investment is managed, in order to compete on a global stage. 

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Topics: china, Politics, business, Agriculture

You better learn to learn!

Posted by Robert Herrmann on 11 March 2018

“For students starting a 4-year degree, half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study.”

This was one of the startling facts I learnt recently from a YouTube post discussing the rate of change and innovation that has occurred around the world and is predicted for the future.

It included other amazing stats like the 25% of India’s population with the highest IQ’s ……. is greater than the total population of the USA!

And, “China will soon become the Number #1 English speaking country in the world”, along with, it took 38 years for the radio to reach a market audience of 50 million, 13 years for TV, and 2 years for Facebook to reach an audience of 50 million. 

Both these projections seem amazing but also plausible to me, but what if someone had told us this 30 years ago? Would we have believed it or even done things differently?

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Topics: business, management, learning

The trunk technique- driving business into the future

Posted by Robert Herrmann on 5 March 2018

Agriculture is in a fortunate position, it produces a non-discretionary consumer product, that is the need for food sits at the very top of the consumer spending decisions. This is good, but this fact alone cannot be relied upon to sustain our farms. Complacency in industry or business is not justified and we should look to learn from other sectors for methods to drive growth. 

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Topics: business, management

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