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April 2, 2010
Hello ASHHRA & IFD Members,

Please read about a few great offers that benefit both societies.

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management presents the
2010 National Leadership & Educational Conference:

Changing the Culture of Healthcare
June 10-11, 2010
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place-Chicago

Complete agenda and speaker information is available in the conference brochure.
Register online or download a registration form to submit via phone or fax.

ASHHRA 2010 Staff & Leadership 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: to register for the survey.
The Staff Survey is open through April 2 and the Leadership Survey is open through April 30.
For more information, contact Sharon Allen at

ASHHRA HR Metrics Tool
Participation is FREE!
Input your 2009 data by June 30 and receive a FREE comprehensive report.
Published reports available on an ongoing basis.
IFD members can subscribe at the ASHHRA member price. Call 312-422-3722 for details.
Click here to participate.

Thank you,

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

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