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Feb. 24, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

You will want to register for these two valuable complimentary webinars this month. Register today and take advantage of these fabulous learning opportunities.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: HR Leaders, Are You Ready for Health Care Reform and Value Based Purchasing?
Thursday, Feb. 28
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: K. Bruce Stickler, Partner, DrinkerBiddle
Price: Free for ASHHRA members | $24.99 for non-members

Health care HR leaders are key stakeholders in health care reform. This is especially true for health care providers, when in 2012-13 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiates its value based purchasing program (VBP) linking Medicare reimbursement to achievement of specific performance standards that conform to measureable quality patient care outcomes. This is pay for performance.

Please click here to register

IFD Webinar
Topic: The United States Department of Labor-Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs: What Are My Requirements?
Date: Feb. 29
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Margaret Kraak, Branch Chief for Planning and Program Development, OFCCP and Nakisha Pugh, Senior Compliance Officer, OFCCP
Price: Free for IFD members | $99.99 for non-IFD members

This presentation will discuss responsibilities for employers who have federal contracts and subcontracts as well as the building blocks needed to prepare affirmative action programs.

Please click here to register



Diversity in the workplace: 5 ways to help your team perform better
American Express Open Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When we think of diversity, most of us first think of race, ethnicity, gender and age. We think of the legendary Louis Armstrong's lyrics from his song, "What a Wonderful World," that allude to the notion: "The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people going by." Yet, diversity in organizations is a much broader spectrum than that. It encompasses diversity in passions, talents, personality, motivations and experience, to name a few. More

Health promoters help bridge language, service gap
The Republic via Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Hispanic population grew 198 percent — from 1,598 to 4,762 people — in Bartholomew County, Ind., from 2000 to 2010, according to 2010 U.S. census data. Columbus Regional Hospital uses a three-pronged outreach effort: CRH offers a clinic for Spanish-speaking people at Volunteers in Medicine on Monday evenings. And volunteers are trained to lead a self-care mental health program because depression and anxiety are big problems in the Hispanic community, said Laura Hurt, the hospital's director of diversity. More

EEOC shines light on pregnancy, caregiver discrimination
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Discrimination against pregnant women and caregivers continues to be a widespread problem but conflicting federal and state regulations make it difficult to create a one-size-fits-all approach to staying in compliance, panelists told the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Over the past decade, the number of pregnancy discrimination charges has increased by 35 percent and about one in five charges of discrimination filed by women involves claims of pregnancy, testified Judith Lichtman, senior advisor for the National Partnership for Women & Families based in Washington, D.C. More

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8 significant healthcare workforce trends
Healthcare Finance News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's no secret the industry's labor force is possibly its most costly expense. But with the lack of professionals and a disconcerting future, the fears surrounding the healthcare labor force are extending beyond cost. More

Don't dismiss your Gen X talent
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Labor Department recently reported that the number of Americans quitting their jobs has begun to rise. One particular demographic poised to jump is Generation X. At just 46 million in the U.S., Gen X is small compared to the 78 million boomers and 70 million millennials, but they wield a disproportionate amount of influence. More

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Graying workforce creates more complex world for employers
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The economic forces reshaping the global economy are prompting many companies to pay new attention to an often overlooked form of diversity: The age of their workers. Since 1980, the median age of American workers has been steadily increasing, as the flood of baby boomers who entered the workforce in the '60s and '70s remain in their jobs. More

Essay: African-American doctors, patients were denied hospital access
The Journal News via    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For many years, African-Americans have aspired to become doctors. It was not an easy road and they had to go through many more obstacles and struggles than other races. They faced segregation, racism, family troubles and financial problems, which led to them not being able to go to college. If African-Americans didn’t have to go through all the difficulties that they faced through history, there would probably be more blacks doctors today. More

Revisiting transgenderism in the workplace
Wisconsin Law Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Vandiver Elizabeth Glenn, formerly known as Glenn Morrison, began to take steps to transition from male to female in 2005. Part of the process required Glenn to live as a woman outside of the workplace. In 2007, Glenn informed her direct supervisor that she planned to proceed with the gender transition, would be coming to work as a woman and would be changing her legal name. Glenn was subsequently terminated on the grounds that the intended gender transition was inappropriate and that it would be disruptive. More

How to keep sick staffers at home and healthy ones at work
American Medical Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How does a medical practice encourage staffers to call in sick — but only when appropriate to prevent decreased productivity and the spread of infectious disease? Most healthcare employers offer at least some paid time off — with the option of sending home an ill employee if necessary — but how it is structured may meet the needs of some practices better than others. More

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