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Posted December 07, 2012 by

Unlocking Human Potential: The Cost of Conflating Potential and Performance

CollegeRecruiter.comThere is no question that anyone, who wants to and has the ability to, can learn.  However, according to the following post, how much we learn may depend upon how far we are willing to go.

I recently gave a TEDx MidAtlantic talk entitled Unlocking Human Potential: Why We Need a New Infrastructure for Learning about Learning. My premise was that we have the opportunity to tap into vast amounts of latent human potential; but, to do so quickly, we need to build a new national research agenda and apparatus focused on breakthrough learning outcomes.

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Unlocking Human Potential: The Cost of Conflating Potential and Performance

Posted November 21, 2012 by

Distribute Your Resume More Widely

CollegeRecruiter.comAs a job seeker, it is not only important to create a quality resume, but one that reaches the most employers concerning the job you want.  Learn how to get your resume to them in a more broad fashion.

Having a great resume is only a part of the equation for succuess when searching for a job. You also need to ensure your resume reaches the widest distribution possible for the type of job that you are looking for.

Employment recruiters are professionals who connect employers with job seekers. They usually have a database of employers who are actively seeking new recruits, as well as have established relationships with employers who are looking for specific types of candidates.

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Distribute Your Resume More Widely

Posted September 20, 2012 by

Wellness Programs Reduce Medical Costs, Increase Productivity, and Reduce Absenteeism

Amy Kaminski of Compdata SurveysIn 2012, roughly two-thirds of manufacturing and distribution industry employers experienced increases to their medical insurance premiums, according to the 2012 Compensation Data Manufacturing & Distribution survey results. The average increase reported by these organizations was 10.2 percent, down from 11 percent reported in 2011. Despite the drop in the average premium increase, manufacturing and distribution organizations still contribute 10.5 percent of their total payroll costs toward providing medical insurance to their employees. Employers everywhere are looking for ways to curtail rising healthcare costs and as a result, many are turning to wellness programs.

For years, wellness programs have consisted of traditional options such as weight management, tobacco cessation programs or offering flu shots and immunizations. But over the last few years, some wellness options have shown a more accelerated rate of use. Biometric screenings, which measure an individual’s blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol and blood glucose in an effort to identify risk factors, are a good example of this trend. In 2009, biometric screenings were offered at only 17.4 percent of manufacturing and distribution organizations surveyed, compared to 44.2 percent in 2012. Physical fitness facility access, on-site health clinics and offering rewards and incentives have also increased over the last few years. (more…)