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Jan. 15, 2010
  Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members,

Please mark your calendars for our January Webinars.

IFD Webinar
How to Successfully Manage the Multigenerational
—Multicultural Workforce

When: Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Time: Noon PT, 1:00pm MT, 2:00pm CT, 3:00pm ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: IFD Members and Non-Members: $189
Click here to register

ASHHRA Webinar
Using Social Media to Identify and Recruit Talent in Healthcare:
A Step-by-Step Approach that Results in Patient Satisfaction

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 12:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: ASHHRA Members: $24.99 Non-Member: $99
Sponsored by: Human Resources IQ
Click here to register

Thank you,

Sharon C. Allen
Managing Editor, e-Business Communication
Fred Hobby

New Survey: Hispanics surpass blacks as most frequent targets of discrimination
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A new study indicates that blacks have become more upbeat since the election of President Obama, but for Hispanics the news isn't as rosy. Americans believe that Hispanics are now the most likely group to experience the sting of discrimination, according to the poll, released by the Pew Research Center. More

Defining diversity: Beyond race and gender
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Just about every medium or large U.S. company talks about its dedication to diversity, whether in a prominent section of its Web site or in its corporate mission statement. But the definition of what, exactly, these firms mean by diversity is often vague. Only 30 percent of human resources professionals say that their company even has an official definition of diversity, according to a 2007 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. More

Do you object to term Negro on 2010 Census?
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It's only one word among thousands on the census, but this year it's evoking outrage among some people. Question nine on the 2010 Census allows people to choose Negro as the term to designate their race. For decades the term has been an option on the census, but the response this year could lead to changes. Negro. It's a word some find offensive. More

Overwhelmed by applicants? Find the right person for the right job quicker.

See why over 1,000 healthcare facilities use Position Manager® for Applicant Tracking and Onboarding. And how you too can identify good qualified candidates faster and speed the entire hiring process.

A new era for age
People Management Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Older workers have fared relatively well during this recession. That's just as well, because with dwindling pension pots and increased life expectancy, there will soon be far more of them. But are organizations prepared for more people working longer? More

Have women really taken over the workforce?
The Atlantic Monthly    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Heralding the triumph of women in the workforce last week, the Economist reported that women not only make up the majority of professional workers in many countries, but also that they earn nearly 60 percent of university degrees in America and Europe. Reinforcing the case for the Great Recession being a Great "Mancession," the article cites an unemployment rate of 8.6 percent for women but 11.2 percent for men. More

Morehead Associates
Patient safety is a significant problem in this country. A critical step in addressing this complex problem is measuring the workplace issues that foster a culture of patient-centered care and safety. Morehead’s Patient Safety Culture Survey assesses how well the organization focuses on patient safety and where improvement is needed.

Office of Personnel Management's deputy director emphasizes workplace diversity
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As a woman who uses a wheelchair, Christine Griffin knows a thing or two about discrimination in the workplace. But now, more than ever, she's in a position to do something about it. Griffin is in her second week as deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management. Her boss, John Berry, has made her the point person to improve Uncle Sam's record on diversity in hiring and promotions. More

People's racial biases can skew perceptions of how much help victims need
Science Daily    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When assessing the amount of help someone needs, people's perceptions can be skewed by their racial biases, according to a Kansas State University study. Researchers surveyed undergraduate students a year after Hurricane Katrina to examine their perceptions of the hurricane victims and the helping response. More

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