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March 06, 2015

 



Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Mentoring Program and Thought Leader Forum
2015 Mentoring Program
The ASHHRA Mentoring Program is designed to create a mentorship community for health care HR professionals to enhance and grow knowledge, skills and abilities to excel in their career. Using the five competencies of the HR Leader Model, the program will become a resource for finding and developing talent to ultimately advance the growth of the health care HR profession.

The 2015 Mentoring Program is accepting registrations from practitioner members. If you are interested in participating in the Mentoring Program, complete and submit the requested information in the following link: ASHHRA Mentoring Registration.

Click here for a brief video of mentor and HR leader Maureen O'Keeffe talking about the vital role of mentorship.

Thought Leader Forum: Managing Multiple Generations in Your Workforce
The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), in collaboration with TIAA-CREF, a financial services company and longstanding partner of ASHHRA, held its eleventh Thought Leader Forum on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. ASHHRA Thought Leader Forums provide a means for ASHHRA to gather information, insights and best practices regarding vital health care issues and trends and help its members successfully lead their organizations into the future.

Click here for our free whitepaper containing the results of our Thought Leader Forum on Managing Multiple Generations in Your Workforce.

IFD Webinar and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
March Diversity Dialogue: Diversity and Inclusion: An Integrated Approach for Achieving Health Equity
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenter: Ryan Parker, chief diversity officer & assistant vice president of diversity & inclusion, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH)
Price: Institute for Diversity Members, FREE; Non-Institute for Diversity Members, $99
Join the Institute, and the webinar is free. Click here for more information regarding membership. If paying by check, please contact Pamela Janniere at 312-422-2691 or by email at pjanniere@aha.org.

This webinar will discuss how to leverage shared accountability, organizational goal alignment and instituting employee diversity at all levels to remove barriers in providing safe, quality and culturally competent care from RWJUH, an Institute for Diversity “Best In Class” hospital. For more information and to register, click here.

Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
Registration is open for the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), the Institute’s 10-week summer immersive internship program for academically-strong minority graduate students. This program provides hospitals the opportunity to increase diversity in health care management by offering minority graduate students full-time work experience in some of the nation’s top health care facilities. More than 700 students have successfully completed the SEP program since the Institute’s inception in 1994. Institute members enjoy a $500 reduction in administration fees. Intern matching will begin in January 2015; internships will run June – August, 2015. Meet the health care leaders of tomorrow – take an SEP student today!

For more information, please click here or contact Chris Biddle, membership & education specialist, at cbiddle@aha.org.




The bridge between diversity and innovation
Diversity Executive
For the past two decades, the diversity and inclusion conversation has been about gender, race and ethnicity programs. Many companies have invested in fostering deep bonds between diverse professionals and elevating the connections among them. For example, many corporations have African American, LGBT, NextGen and women’s networks. Yet, there is a missing piece. These programs create deep roots among individuals who have things in common, but we need to encourage the mixing and mingling of diverse ethnicities, religions and backgrounds.
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Lack of diversity, inclusion is factor in employee turnover
Staffing Industry Analysts
A survey of executives by Korn/Ferry International found that although most respondents said their organizations have diversity and inclusion programs in place, they also reported a lack of attention on diversity and inclusion contributes to employee turnover. Of executives surveyed, 70 percent said they have diversity and inclusion programs in place, but 84 percent reported a lack of attention on diversity and inclusion contributes to employee turnover. And while 95 percent agreed culture of diversity and inclusion contributes to innovation, 42 percent believe there is an element of unconscious bias in their workforce when it comes to diverse backgrounds such as religion, race, gender or sexual preference.
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Transgender inclusion: Is your diversity program truly comprehensive?
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More and more businesses are recognizing the harassment and discrimination facing transgender individuals, even in the most liberal cities and industries. Transgender rights are slowly coming to the forefront, being confronted with the same level of seriousness as minorities, older workers, and the disabled. This makes good sense, as well as big dollars and cents, according to some in HR who have taken the lead on this issue.
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Why 'one-size fits all' benefit communications don't work
Employee Benefit News
With workforces growing more diverse, industry experts say employer communications about health insurance, retirement and voluntary benefits must grow more diverse as well. While varied communications may offer a challenge to employers and their benefit advisers, they also offer an opportunity for increasing engagement and understanding.
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New DOL rule expands FMLA rights of workers in legal same-sex marriages
Bloomberg BNA
Workers in legal same-sex marriages will be able to take job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act to care for a seriously ill spouse even if the state where they live does not recognize same-sex marriages, under a final rule announced by the Labor Department Feb. 23.
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Health care opens stable career path, taken mainly by women
The New York Times
As the job market has shifted, women, in general, have more skillfully negotiated the twists and turns of the new economy, rushing to secure jobs in health care and other industries that demand more education and training. Men, by contrast, have been less successful at keeping up.
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