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May 6, 2011
Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Raise your knowledge of health care HR and diversity issues at the next few learning events. All sessions are available to ASHHRA and IFD members at the member price, whether you are a member of both organizations or not.

IFD Webinar
Topic: LGBT Cultural Competency Strategies
When: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: IFD Members: FREE | Non-Members: $80
Register Today!

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic:Where Is Recruitment A Year After Health Care Reform?
When: Wednesday, May 11
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: FREE to ASHHRA Members
Register Today!

Featured Session:
World Class Diversity Management: A Futuristic Approach

Listen to a discussion on how to face health care diversity issues of the future, offering a universal approach to attract and retain talent and maintain high-quality service level standards.
Enroll Today!
Earn recertification credits and receive a certificate of completion.

Have a great weekend!

Sharon C. Allen
Director, Marketing & Business Development
Fred Hobby

What your name says about you in the workplace
U.S. News and World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to how we're perceived at work, men tend to aim for approachability while women focus more on appearing professional, new data from LinkedIn suggests. On the social networking site's newly-released list of common names for CEOs around the world, men often shorten their name, going by Bob rather than Robert, Bill over William and Don over Donald — in other words, choosing the less-formal option. More

Female doctors face a $2.3 million wage gap
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A recent study reveals that the gender wage gap among physicians may be widening — fast. After surveying 15,000 doctors, researchers discovered that across all specialties women earn a median salary of $160,000, compared to men's $225,000. That's a difference of $65,000 a year, meaning female doctors earn just 71 percent as much as male doctors. More

Is there a bias against hiring the jobless?
Workforce Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Advocates contend that employers increasingly discriminate against jobless Americans in hiring decisions, and such practices could violate equal opportunity laws. Because of such concerns and the fact that 6 million Americans have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a hearing on the subject in February. More

Innovative ways to use employee-resource groups
DiversityInc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the demographic profile of the United States shifts rapidly, more companies are using a diverse workforce to reach customers. One critical way companies in The 2011 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® accomplish those goals is through the innovative use of their employee-resource groups. More

Race, ethnicity may influence ICU end-of-life care
Doctors Lounge    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Racial and ethnic differences that are independent of socioeconomic status may be present in end-of-life care in intensive care units (ICU), according to a study published in the May issue of Chest. Sarah Muni, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues examined the influence of race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status on the use of intensive care at the end of life. More

New 'Payroll Fraud' bill targets worker misclassification
HR Morning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Yet another bill that would increase your Fair Labor Standards Act responsibilities has been introduced in Congress. The bill is called the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act, and it would expand the FLSA. It's similar to the Employee Misclassification Prevention Act that hit Congress a year ago. Here’s a rundown of what the new bill would do. More

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Resources for job-hunting seniors
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The tough employment market of the past few years has been particularly hard on people age 55-plus. But older job seekers don't have to go it alone. A number of online tools — as well as in-person training centers scattered across the country — can provide support. More

Social media research may expose discrimination claims
InformationWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If social media research on a job candidate turns up drunken, half-naked photos, is that a reason for passing them over? Most employment experts would say that's fine. But what if your research shows that the person is black, or old, or Muslim and the hiring manager passes them by? In a series of blog posts, human resources consultant Jessica Miller-Merrell recently has been raising the alarm about the era of social media discrimination. More

Minorities lose ground in big corporate boardrooms
NBC Today show    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies still look pretty much how you'd expect: Primarily male, and primarily white. The 2010 Alliance for Board Diversity Census found that as of last year white men made up 72.9 percent of board members at the nation's 100 largest companies, up from 71.2 percent in 2004, when the board last analyzed the data. More

A culture of health
Human Resource Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There's no easy cure for escalating health care costs, which one recent study predicts will climb another 9 percent this year. But some experts say creating a "culture of health" can make a difference and point to several corporate examples as proof. More

The benefits of internal coaching
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Because coaching is a confidential one-on-one experience, many organizations may be unaware of its benefits, but coaching — particularly through internal coaches — can help employees at all levels successfully deal with their daily work challenges and facilitate the accomplishment of organizational goals. More

Is it better to hire for cultural fit over experience?
Fortune via CNN Money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While most businesses continue to scour resumes and lurk on LinkedIn for the person with the most experience and degrees from the best schools, hiring firms and researchers are beginning to realize that in many industries, the most qualified candidates often do damage to a firm when they don't jibe with the firm's culture. More

Anger management
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Listening to angry employees instead of disciplining them may be better for the workforce — and for the workers — according to a recent study. But there's a difference between productive employees who have begun expressing anger and workers who are chronically angry. HR leaders must teach their managers to recognize both and learn what to do about them. More

Retaining talent tops agenda for CEOs
The Standard    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Human resource managers are under sharp criticism for failure to design strategies that could see companies retain key talents. Companies, too, are being blamed for failing to pay keen attention on developing workforce, through investing in training and allowing workers to have a variety of job choices. More

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