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eNewsBreif: Hot Topics in Diversity
April 10, 2009
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The Institute for Diversity’s Career Center is central to our mission of increasing the extent to which health care leaders represent the cultural communities that they serve. One key benefit of Institute membership is the ability to post employment opportunities in our Job Bank, searchable by thousands of qualified minority and diversity-minded candidates at all career stages.

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Please don’t hesitate to contact us at or (312) 422-2691 with questions. Whether you are a graduate student seeking your first position in health care or a seasoned executive looking for new challenges, the Institute for Diversity’s Career Center should be your first stop for key exposure to the nation’s finest health care organizations.


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Diversity Plays a Role in Surviving the Economic Downturn
from Bend Weekly
Diversity in the workplace may give companies an extra edge when competing in the economic downturn. Businesses need diversity in order to connect with clients, according to Martha Fields, CEO and founder of Fields Associates Inc., an international management consulting firm. A range of ages, races and cultures gives a company a better ability to serve customers from different nations. More

Employment Equity Pays Off
from The Times & Transcript
The idea behind the "Top Women" investment option -- a basket of shares of 15 multinational companies including 3M, Avon and Kellogg -- is based on several studies that show that companies with a mix of women and men on governing boards or management positions are more profitable than others. On average 10 per cent more profitable than other companies in the same sector, according to one such recent study, by international consultancy McKinsey. More

Diversity Important to Organizations' Survival
from Poynter Online
Toni Laws vividly remembers the days when she was told to sit in the back of the bus and when she could only buy a ticket at the black-owned movie theater in her hometown of Wilmington, Del. That was years before she became a vice president at the Newspaper Association of America, directing what was in 1992 the newly created diversity department. For more than a decade in that role, Laws helped launch several innovative programs that increased minority staffing at media companies across the country. More

Offensive Behavior Needs to be Called Out at the Right Time
from The Democrat and Chronicle
In addressing diversity in the workplace, it seems clear how to respond to something overtly inappropriate or disrespectful; what's more difficult is talking with someone who intends to be, but isn't always, enlightened. How do you address this with someone who already thinks he knows it all, but occasionally does things that are potentially offensive? More

'There’s No Glass Ceiling For People Who Are Good'
from Newsweek
Born into a world of segregation and a history of race written by whites, Franklin made himself into a great public intellectual— a bespoke black historian who put African-Americans on even ground in the national story. His research during Brown v. Board of Education helped desegregate the nation's schools, while his bestselling work "From Slavery to Freedom," now in its eighth edition, forever muscled aside racist portrayals of the black South. More

   Findley Davies' Best Practices for HR in a Down Economy - Second Release

Findley Davies is committed to helping our clients and contacts navigate the recession and respond to the overwhelming amount of information being distributed on changes in legislation and effects of the recession on area businesses. In response, Findley Davies has developed Best Practices for HR in a Down Economy. The second Best Practices release contains four new Best Practices, listed below.

Best Practice #4 – Evaluate current health and welfare providers for financial stability, shift in market and fees.
Best Practice #5 – Benchmark various compensation programs to determine their competitiveness given the changes in local and national markets.
Best Practice #6 – Design a senior leadership communication strategy.
Best Practice #7 – Implement change management strategies.
Visit the Findley Davies website,, to view this release and related supporting articles, case studies and briefings.

Healthcare: Economic Crisis Worsens Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
from The New America Foundation
The rising rates of unemployment and the growing numbers of uninsured people are exacerbating health disparities in low income and minority communities that already suffer from barriers to care and high rates of chronic disease. The Kaiser Family Foundation recently a hosted a webcast moderated by Cara James, Ph.D, the Foundation's Senior Policy Analyst on Race, Ethnicity, and Healthcare, to look at these all-too familiar patterns. More

Success Through Sisterhood
Jennifer Thew, editorial director of the Greater Chicago and Heartland, discusses her recent visit to the National Black Nurses Day Celebration, an annual event that highlights the accomplishments of many outstanding Chicago-area nurses. The event was inspiring, as it always is, she said ... but this year Thew said she learned some eye-opening facts about nursing history. More

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