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April 9, 2010
Dear ASHHRA and IFD Members,

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

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.
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The Staff Survey is open through April 2 and the Leadership Survey is open through April 30.
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Published reports available on an ongoing basis.
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IFD Webinar
Language Access and the Law
When: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Time: 10pm PT, 11:00pm MT, 12:00pm CT, 1:00pm ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: IFD Members: FREE — IFD Non-Members: $80
Click HERE to register

Thank you

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

Religious differences at work can affect employees, new study says
Austin American-Statesman    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The increasing diversity of America's work force means that people of all cultures and religions are now working together. But how do people who practice a religion different from their co-workers rate their overall experience at work? More

Workplace diversity training
New Hampshire Public Radio    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most of us working in office cubicles have sat through at least one diversity training — satirized on the popular TV comedy, "The Office." Michael Scott's tone-deafness aside, the efficacy of these exercises is now in question. Employers spend billions of dollars a year on them, but new studies show that diversity workshops do little to deflate prejudice at the workplace. More

Flexible workplaces benefit workers and employers
MarketWatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
These days most workers are happy simply to have a job, and aren't thinking about what their boss can do to make life a little easier. But with so many two-working-parent families, workers can use whatever professional support is available. And workplace flexibility, whether it affects work hours or location, is a good place to start for firms that want to keep workers happy despite tough times, experts said. More

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Pediatricians warn educators: 'Pro-gay' attitude toward gender confusion damages children    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The American College of Pediatricians has cautioned educators about the management of students experiencing same-sex attraction or exhibiting symptoms of gender confusion, saying that a pro-homosexuality attitude could disrupt a natural uncertainty in youth for the worse. "As pediatricians, our primary interest is in the health and well-being of children and youth," Dr. Den Trumbull, vice president of the college explains. More

Millennials accused of lax work ethic say it's not all about 9-to-5
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The millennial generation — about 50 million people between ages 18 and 29 — is the only age group in the nation that doesn't cite work ethic as one of its "principal claims to distinctiveness," according to a new Pew Research Center study, "Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change." The Washington-based nonprofit group found that young adults and their elders agree: Baby boomers and Generation Xers have better work ethics and moral values than those in their 20s. More

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Study: Immigration reform won't hurt, help economy
Contra Costa Times via The Arizona Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Legalizing millions of immigrants would have little impact on the economy, according to a new report, neither vastly improving the financial prospects of illegal immigrants nor curtailing the opportunities of everyone else. The study by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California deflates arguments from both sides of the immigration divide. More

Equality bill: Top 10 issues U.K. employers must prepare for
Personnel Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Equality Bill passed its final stage in the British Parliament and is set to become law in October. The legislation will replace nine laws and more than 100 other measures with one single Act to make it easier for employers and staff to understand their legal rights and obligations. More
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