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How to get recruitment Right



We talk to Dean Courtenay about Human resources, recruitment and human capital. Dean runs Quadrant People Resources where he specialises in recruiting, search and HR support. Dean discusses Quadrant People Resources and the various services they offer. Dean gives us his view on recruitment during lockdown and where he sees it going in the future. We discuss what has been the impact of international isolation on recruitment and how it has affected talent acquisition. The common mistakes organisations make when recruiting and how this can be improved is examined and Dean talks about costs and risk in getting it wrong  Finally, Dean shares some tips about what is a good recruitment game plan should look like.

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Creating An Intelligent Workshop with Rugged Hardware, AI and Automation by Getac



We discuss the future of the automotive aftersales workshop with Russell Younghusband from Getac and the latest in rugged hardware and software and how artificial intelligence and automation is making the automotive workshop more intelligent. From ruggedized hardware that will let you down less in the field and can be taken around and under vehicles by technicians. Hardware which is tough and rugged and designed for the field with a full shift charge capability.

Software with business intelligence and artificial intelligence making information easily accessible for technicians. Including schematic and wiring diagrams, online job cards, online clocking, checking availability of parts and being able to do electronic vehicle health checks and managing vehicle diagnostics. It also provides opportunity for planning and scheduling of the workshop and doing the heavy lifting of mundane tasks for the front line service workshop staff. Artificial intelligence with automation allowing for workshop management to manage the workshop and working on the business rather than spending time fighting fires in the business. Reduction of paper systems, clocking in the corner, health service vehicle checks being done on a smart device, diagnostics being done on a small pc and providing this off one platform.

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


Can Diesel be Green?



We talk to Howard Gerwin from RKLAB AG to get a greater understanding of diesel engines and how they work and diesel technology development to improve CO2 and NOx emissions. Howard explains diesel gate and what happened and the challenges Volkswagen faced. He goes into depth about catalytic converters, EGR, SCR and AdBlue and explains how it works. He talks about the 380 million existing engines in existence and the need to find retrofit solutions to have a significant impact on climate change. How the RK injector is an exciting innovation to diesel engines which could revolutionise the industry especially for marine, rail, standby generators and construction vehicles. The ability to retro fit could have a substantial impact on global warming and stopping climate change.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials

 

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

 


Are Electric Vehicles the Silver Bullet?



Join us as we discuss the challenges with electric vehicles and the manufacture and disposal of electric vehicle batteries. We investigate the scarcity of rare earth metals and impact the mining of these metals will have on the environment and how this will impact electric vehicles and impact on the environment as a whole. We discuss in depth what Zero emissions means as emissions from the tail pipe and not necessarily emissions generated as a whole. Why this can be misleading and why it should be measured differently. We talk through various fuels and why a blended solution may eventually be appropriate, the impact it would have on his lifestyle and what he needs to know when purchasing an electric vehicle. We compare this to a traditional purchase of an internal combustion engine car and how this has now changed. We also look to the future and how this could change in Australia. We discuss a full range of topics including: Charging stations, charging times and charging coverage. What is the difference between zero emissions, emissions from the tail pipe and overall emissions. Rare earth metals and the mining of these metals for electric vehicle batteries. Recycling of electric vehicle batteries. The need to change your lifestyle from what we have become accustomed to. Climate change, emissions.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials

 

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Thank you to our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…

This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


Holden Monaro Australian Muscle Car – Car Enthusiast Explained



This week we go back to the roots of the auto industry and speak to an automotive enthusiast Silvio Barbisan. Silvio belongs to the Monaro Car Club and discusses why a person becomes an auto enthusiast and then why particularly a Monaro enthusiast. Silvio talks about what makes a muscle car and how a persons interest can evolve over time. Silvio tells us about the the ten Holden and Monaro vehicles he owns and some of the vehicles he has previously owned. He talks about why he was so angry when Holden pulled out of Australia and what vehicles he could possibly consider in the future. he discusses the various Monaro’s he has owned especially the HG GTS Monaro. Silvio also goes into depth on what you need to consider when buying an old car as an enthusiast and how as a young person you can develop your interest as an auto enthusiast.

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

How to Nail Outbound Sales Calls with Andrew Myers from DTS Experience



In Talking Automotive With Mark and John Ep 44 Podcast,  Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Andrew Myers from DTS Experience on how to Nail Outbound Sales Calls. We talk to Andrew  about why sales consultants find it so difficult to make outbound sales calls and how to develop strategies to overcome this. Andrew explains why it is so important to make a commitment and then measure and stick to it and the value this can bring in achieving sales goals.If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn.

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


How to Maximize ROI through Effective Loyalty with David Hawkins



In Talking Automotive With Mark and John Podcast Ep 43. Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to David Hawkins CRO from Loyalty Logistix. David speaks to us about retention, loyalty and the value of getting an in-depth understanding of the data in your database and how this can be turned into real value for the business. Dave talks about how to improve processes, business improvement and profitability improvement. Also the need to measure ROI on each and every campaign and ensure you are creating value. If you liked what you heard, subscribe to the show to receive notifications of future shows.

If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn.

Visit our website: The home of Talking Automotive with Mark and John https://autocurrents.com/

Our Patreon account: https://www.patreon.com/talkingautomo… https://www.buymeacoffee.com/autocurr…

Sponsor: PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…

This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


Profit Improver: How to Grow Your Business with Kevin Abood



In Talking Automotive With Mark and John Podcast Ep 42. Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk to Kevin Abood CEO from Kevin Abood Automotive Consulting Services. Kevin goes into detail on how to improve profitability in a dealership and how to grow your business.

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If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn.

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Sponsor: PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…

This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


How the Agency Model Disrupts the Australian Automotive Market with Mark and John



In Talking Automotive with Mark and John Ep 35, Mark Palavestra and John Sinclair talk about the traditional franchise distribution model. The challenges between the dealer and the OEM distributors. They discuss what the impact will be of the Agency model and how this will effect both dealers and distributors. They also delve into the future and what impact distribution models may have on the market.

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.