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Jan. 25, 2013

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

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Register for an informative two-part webinar series on I-9 Compliance and E-Verify from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security.

Form I-9 Compliance and Updates: Employment Verification Part 1
Wednesday, February 13
1:00pm ET, 12:00pm CT, 11:00am MT, 10:00am PT
60-minute webinar

U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States — either U.S. citizens or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our economy, but that same strength also attracts unauthorized employment. All employers are required to complete the Form I-9, Employment Verification Form, for new hires. This presentation will discuss the Form I-9 process, including the recent modifications and changes to the revision of the form, the legal requirements to complete and retain Form I-9 and complete the employee verification process.

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E-Verify: What You Need to Know: Employment Verification Part 2
Wednesday, February 27
1:00pm ET, 12:00pm CT, 11:00am MT, 10:00am PT
60 minute webinar

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) make it easy for employers to quickly confirm the employment eligibility of new hires via E-Verify, a free, web-based service. The program is the electronic extension of the Form I-9, and employers are now using E-Verify at more than one million worksites across the nation. Visit the Getting Started section on the E-Verify Web site to see System Requirements and a description of the enrollment process. Learn more about E-Verify by joining us for a live webinar conducted by DHS experts.

Series Price:
Non-Member: $59.99

Jennifer Nelson, Management and Program Analyst, Outreach Branch, Verification Division, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security

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The Institute for Diversity in Health Management offers complimentary memberships to Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) host sites!

Did you know that approximately one quarter of Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) interns are offered permanent, full-time, post-grad work at their host site? The cost of hosting an SEP intern is significantly less than an extensive employment search for qualified MHA candidates for open job positions. See IFD's SEP program below and you could receive complimentary membership in IFD.

To promote the 2013 Summer Enrichment Program, the Institute for Diversity is offering complimentary memberships for the rest of 2013 to any hospital that participates in the SEP. Host a worthy, underrepresented graduate student intern for the summer and enjoy the full benefits of Institute membership, including the popular Diversity Dialogues.

For more information click here, or contact Education Specialist Chris O. Biddle at or at 312-422-2658.

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management Advances the Field of Health Care Diversity

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management has partnered with Georgetown University to launch its Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM). This is a 12-month program designed to help diversity professionals and practitioners develop the leadership competencies needed to bring about change in their institutions, as well as their communities.

The CDM program addresses through the 10 module curriculum, provisions in the Health Care Reform law that has direct implications to the nation's health care system. The CDM program provides the diversity practitioners the necessary tools to develop and implement a sustainable system-wide diversity strategy.

The CDM program addresses CLAS standards, how to increase health care equity, develop a Health Disparities Dashboard (Balance Score Card), identify provisions in the Health Care Reform Act, and its implications for the nation’s hospitals system. Just as important, the CDM program provides the diversity practitioners the necessary tools to develop and implement a sustainable system-wide diversity strategy. The student will gain skills to help reduce readmissions, increase HCAHPS scores, decrease disparities, enhance your organization's language services programs, and positively impact your community assessment

If you have any questions, contact Craig Blassingame, Institute program and operations specialist, at 312-422-2693 or at



Save up to $50 by registering before March 31!

How can diversity impact bottom line?
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the diversity and inclusion practice leader at the talent management consulting firm APTMetrics, Mary Martinez helps clients see how a focus on diversity and inclusion can increase their company's bottom line. Martinez is one of the pioneers in the diversity field. She first consulted on the emerging area of diversity in the mid-1980s with the goal of helping companies go beyond diversity requirements required by law. Martinez discusses how diversity and inclusion have evolved over the past two decades and how senior leaders need to take on the role of agents of change when it comes to implementing successful diversity and inclusion. More

What makes diversity training effective?
Diversity, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most diversity training is not very sophisticated. Some companies think "compliance" training is diversity training, but that's incorrect. To build a good diversity training program, you need to first have a plan. To have a plan you need goals. And to get goals, you need measurement to tell you where you are. More

Corporations can learn a lot about diversity management from the NFL
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By failing to hire any minorities to fill eight head coaching and seven general management vacancies following the conclusion of the 2012 NFL regular season, the NFL made it abundantly clear that diversity management remains a serious challenge. This is very concerning when you consider that in 2003, the NFL specifically established the Rooney Rule to ensure that minority coaches were considered for senior level coaching positions. This is yet another example of how diversity is managed as an initiative, rather than a best practice. More

Workers happier in more diverse workplaces
Dynamic Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new report conducted in conjunction with the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and risk management services company, Deloitte, reveals diverse workplaces create more happy workers. The research shows that employees who feel their workplace is more committed to diversity and inclusion also feel that their workplace is a successful one. More

Healthcare Talent Acquisition is our Business

More than ever, the healthcare industry needs qualified people to fill thousands of positions and we are proud to say that we make that happen each and every day. Absolutely Health Care, recently acquired by, is the nation's premier niche healthcare employment network with over six hundred thousand visitors a month. We work with thousands of clients nationally, offering hundreds of thousands of healthcare job postings.

Call 888.861.5627 or visit us at to begin sourcing the talent your company needs. View Press Release

Diversity has gone through changes
The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diversity columnist Michelle T. Johnson takes a look back the last five years of covering diversity issues, and provides some of the biggest changes she has witnessed, in particular as to how they affect the workplace. More

The Obama era continues: Supersizing diversity and inclusion
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Demographics is destiny. It affects the economy, the workplace, politics. For students of the U.S. diverse demographic tsunami the waves crashing against the electoral shores in 2008 were a dramatic announcement that the long predicted vast diversification of the U.S. had finally arrived in ways that were going to affect everything. The 2012 election solidified this reality. More

Cross-cultural mentoring: How did IBM, E&Y and Kraft increase diversity in management?
Diversity, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What's the key to achieving better engagement and promotion among blacks, Latinos, Asians and women? Provide them the career support they need early on with cross-cultural mentoring. Cross-cultural mentoring not only ensures that high-potential people get the right tools and support they need to advance their careers. It also provides key benefits to a company's talent pipeline. More

$2.4 million grant to UMKC School of Nursing helps diversify future workforce
UMKC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The minority nursing workforce hasn't kept up with the U.S. population. Minorities made up 34 percent of the population in 2007, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But the minority nursing workforce is only 16.8 percent; and 6.2 percent of nurses were men, according to a 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses. The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing has received a $2.4 million federal grant to offer full scholarships to help diversify the nursing workforce. More

50-plus reasons to fill the skill gap
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Too often companies seek recent college or university graduates with the hope of training them for long-term careers. Millions, if not billions, of dollars are invested to identify, train, coach and promote these workers. However, research has shown that too often, despite extremely well-designed training efforts, these young workers leave after a short tenure with their companies, thus creating a labor gap. Senior workers are a ready-made solution to labor shortages. Experienced professionals are an efficient, cost-effective labor resource. More

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