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March 25, 2011
Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Check out the educational events we are offering to help you raise your knowledge as a health care HR professional. Also, scroll down a bit and find out how you can qualify for a chance to win an Apple iPad.

IFD Webinar
Topic: Harnessing Hispanic Health: Strategies for Working with Latinos
When: Wednesday, March 30
Time: 10 p.m. PT, 11 p.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: IFD Members: FREE | Non-Members: $80
Click here to register and for more information

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  • Win an Apple iPad:
    AHA and Diversified Investment Advisors have created the 9th annual Retirement Plan Trends in Today's Healthcare Market Survey, and your participation will help benchmark the way to a better future. Participants in the survey will receive a copy of the report and the chance to win an Apple iPad®.

    Have a great weekend!

    Sharon C. Allen
    Director, Marketing & Business Development
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    Exploring the bounds of diversity
    Diversity Executive magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Diversity executives can play an important role in advancing diversity strategy in complementary fields that lie slightly outside the workplace periphery. "As the chief diversity officer [or] owner for diversity within any organization, you're looking for every opportunity you can to synergize, integrate [and] coordinate your efforts with other parts of the organization," said Kenneth Charles, vice president of diversity and inclusion for General Mills. "When you think about things like community relations and supplier diversity, those are close cousins to the work we do in diversity and inclusion. If your aspiration is to be a company of choice, then to make that happen you have to do some things." More

    Flex in flux
    Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Nearly all employers offer some type of workplace-flexibility program, but few train employees on how to successfully utilize such initiatives or managers on how to successfully work with employees who have flexible schedules. Too often, workers fear asking for flexibility, experts say. More

    Evacuees fear throwback to atomic-bomb discrimination
    The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Rescue teams from two prefectures rejected requests last week to help move patients near the nuclear power plants in Fukushima, citing safety concerns about radiation exposure. But the news has some worried that the discrimination that afflicted Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors after World War II could be resurfacing. More

    Debunking the 'affirmative-action myth'
    DiversityInc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Anti-affirmative-action advocate Ward Connerly, who is best known for leading the state-to-state war to roll back affirmative action, told an audience of CEOs and senior executives at a DiversityInc learning event in Washington, D.C., that he is a crusader for "a color-blind society." He argued that dismantling affirmative action will force the government to treat all its citizens equally regardless of their racial background. But that stance doesn't account for who has really benefited most from affirmative action over the years. More

    Americans staying in workforce longer
    Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    So much for early retirement. Cash-strapped Americans aged 55 and older are staying in the workforce longer and even returning to work because of inadequate Social Security benefits and lagging retirement plans, a study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute finds. The trend could lead to a dramatically different workplace dynamic — a shift that brings both pros and cons, researchers say. More

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    Recovery leaves women behind
    The Baltimore Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    It became known as the "mancession" because the recent downturn battered industries dominated by men. But the economic battle of the sexes has taken a turn. While the nation's nascent recovery has been slow and bumpy for just about everyone, it has been almost nonexistent for women. More

    Wellness and workplace productivity
    Chicago Tribune    Share    Share on
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    Fitness and nutrition are hot topics these days, due in part to a soaring obesity rate in the United States, and workplace wellness is no exception. Why? Healthy employees are more successful and of greater benefit to a corporation, not to mention happier and often less costly in terms of health care. More

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    Hospital refuses to hire smokers
    Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    A Michigan hospital says it refuses to hire smokers, going so far as to test applicants for nicotine before allowing them to work there. Two workers were already recently turned down for employment at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester after testing positive for nicotine. They're following the lead of Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, which implemented the policy last December. More

    New employers' body will support holistic diversity approach
    People Management Magazine Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    It is time for all employers to view diversity holistically rather than in single strands such as race or gender, according to the founder of a new employer body Inclusive Employers (IE). Founder and IE director Rachel Krys, who was formerly the campaigns director of the Employers' Forum on Age, says many employers had already adopted this fresh approach and she had set up the new organization in response to their calls for support and advice. More

    ARMSRx Pharmacy Benefit Consultants

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    Workplace discrimination bills considered by Missouri lawmakers would hurt employees
    Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    I've said it before: Workplace discrimination is the evil twin of workplace diversity, writes Kansas City Star columnist Michele T. Johnson. That's why when most people ask me personally and professionally about specific incidents of diversity, they are really asking about specific speculations or experiences of discrimination. And that's why Missouri House Bill 205 and Senate Bill 188 are particularly controversial bills. More

    Detroit baby boomers become latest interns; while HR managers seek Gen Y workers
    The Oregonian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Retirement makes a lot of people nervous, beginning with those leading-edge baby boomers who haven't saved enough money. Human resource managers are growing anxious about how to replace them. Recent reports uncover some solutions to keep those who want to work in the workforce, and to help managers better prepare to find their replacements. More

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