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March 19, 2010
 
 
 
Hello ASHHRA & IFD Members,

Please mark your calendars for our next learning and education events.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Straight "A" Leadership — Alignment, Action, and Accountability
When: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, and 10:00 a.m. PT
Price: ASHHRA and AHA PMG members: $99, Non-members: $139
Click here to register

ASHHRA Conference Early Bird Special
Register by March 31st and Save $50
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ASHHRA 2010 Compensation Surveys – Participate Today
Report is available in mid Summer.
Get data on more than 200 positions, plus, information on salaries, special pay practices, incentives, and benefits.
Click this e-mail link: comp.surveys@ihstrategies.com to register for the survey.
The survey is open through April 2. For more information, contact Sharon Allen at sallen@aha.org.

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management presents the
Changing the Culture of Healthcare:

June 10-11, 2010
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place-Chicago
Confirmed speakers include noted diversity expert and author Dr. Roosevelt Thomas, CEO of Roosevelt Thomas Consulting
& Training, and Andrés Tapia, author and chief diversity officer for Hewitt Associates, a global human resources consulting firm.
Complete agenda and speaker information is available in the conference brochure.
Register online or download a registration form to submit via phone or fax.

Thank you

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



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Advancing the economic security of unmarried women
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Ethnic minorities nine times more likely to be stopped and searched
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AARP: Unemployment for older Americans surged 331 percent over past decade
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Unemployment for Americans 55 and older surged 331 percent over the past decade, according to a new analysis by the AARP Public Policy Institute. "The data clearly shows that older workers have faced a devastating rise in unemployment, with far-reaching implications not only for their employment status but also for their health and retirement security," said AARP spokeswoman Mary Liz Burns. Burns added that unemployment puts a particularly tough squeeze on middle-aged folks — who often have to provide for kids moving back home after college and elderly parents. More

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Doubts about diversity training
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Though diversity training has been widely embraced by corporate America, there's little evidence so far that it works, sociologists find. Some training programs are more effective than others: Voluntary programs were better than mandatory ones, and those that focused on the threat of bias and harassment lawsuits were worse than those that did not. More

Pregnancy discrimination suits on the rise
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Long Island Business News reports that pregnancy discrimination complaints with the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have risen in recent year. Texas employment lawyers predict that the economic recession will prompt even more pregnancy discrimination cases. More
 
 
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