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August 15, 2015

Rethinking the Hiring Process
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Trying to find a job in today’s economy? Or are you a boss looking for a great hire? We talk to a top headhunter, and what he says may surprise you. Then, should how we measure your child’s IQ be scrapped? An educator says we must move to customized testing.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: Fearless Job Hunting

Nick Corcodilos, employment expert, headhunter, founder of, author of Fearless Job Hunting says that the way companies recruit, evaluate and hire employees is a disaster. He said employers misuse computer screening software and sites like LinkedIn, in the hope of finding a mythical perfect candidate, then complain that the American workforce is undertrained and unqualified for today’s high tech jobs. He offered advice for people who are seeking a new job.
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InfoTrak: Your Child’s IQ

Scott Barry Kauffman, PhD, cognitive psychologist, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at New York University, and author of “Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined” said that the traditional methods of measuring the intellectual potential of children, such as IQ and standardized tests, don’t work. He shared his own story of being labeled as "learning disabled" as a child, yet eventually completing his PhD in cognitive psychology at Yale University. He noted that there are many paths to greatness, and argued for a more customized approach to achievement that takes into account each individual’s goals, psychology, and developmental trajectory.
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InfoTrak: Children and Nature

Gary Brienzo, Communications Manager of the National Arbor Day Foundation talked about the growing disconnect between children and nature, as youngsters spend more time indoors with smartphones, video games and the Internet. He talked about the benefits of encouraging children and families to spend time outdoors, including better awareness of the environment.
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