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May 7, 2010
Hello ASHHRA & IFD Members,

Raise your skills at the next ASHHRA and IFD learning and education events.

IFD Webinar
Setting the Mind's Stage for Audience-Centric Success
When: Monday, May 17, 2010
Time: 10pm PT, 11:00pm MT, 12:00pm CT, 1:00pm ET
Duration: 60 Minutes
Price: Complimentary
Click HERE to register

ASHHRA Webinar
Baby Boomer Workforce Cliff —
Impact on Your Nursing Workforce and Steps You Can Take Now to Minimize the Shortage
When: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Time: 1:00pm ET, 12:00pm CT, 11:00am MT, 10:00am PT
Price: ASHHRA Members: $129 - Non-Members: $179
Click here to register.

IFD 2010 National Leadership & Educational Conference:
Changing the Culture of Healthcare
June 10-11, 2010
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place-Chicago
Keynotes include: Dr. Roosevelt Thomas, CEO of Roosevelt Thomas Consulting & Training
and Andrés Tapia, author and chief diversity officer for Hewitt Associates
Click here to register
For more information, click here.

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Fighting for disability rights: Supplier certification is a key step to accountability
Diversity Inc.    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
John Kemp knows all about the power of expectations, the power of positive persistence, and most of all, the power of being given a chance. Kemp, the executive director and general counsel of the U.S. Business Leadership Network, a Washington, D.C.–based organization that promotes employing, marketing and purchasing supplies from businesses owned by people with disabilities, was born in 1949 without lower arms and legs. More

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Project diversity aims to create nursing pipeline    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As New Mexico's health care leaders gear up to combat the state's nursing shortage — a projected 5,000 nurse shortfall by 2020 — they’re also preparing to confront a related challenge: the pressing need for diversity in the health care workforce. Project Diversity — a collaboration of the New Mexico Community Foundation, Con Alma Health Foundation, the University of New Mexico's Office of Diversity and the UNM Hospitals Nursing Division — is addressing this by building a "pipeline" for minority students from middle school to nursing college. More

Stereotypes in the workplace
KTVI-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When you think of diversity in the workplace you typically think of race and gender, but in reality workplace diversity is actually much broader. If you think about your co-workers they differ in a variety of ways such as age, marital status and family responsibilities. All of these differences can lead to stereotyping which may result in workplace tension. In today's "It's Your Business" segment, our small business expert, Susan Wilson Solovic is here to talk about some common stereotypes and how to deal with them.

Perverse incentives: Why "pay for performance" could lead doctors to discriminate against the obese
BNET    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Affordable Care Act places a high premium on "pay for performance" systems, which reward hospitals and doctors financially based on the quality of care they provide — not the quantity, as in our current system. Medicare and Medicaid have already been implementing so-called P4P initiatives. But new research out of Johns Hopkins suggests this focus on quality could inadvertently backfire on one of the patient groups that President Obama most wants to help: Obese people. More

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Cultural festivities shouldn't be ignored
The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This weekend I walked into a grocery store and a mariachi band was at the front playing music in honor of Cinco de Mayo. The band reminded me that one of the biggest complexities about managing diversity is that issues outside the workplace don’t remain at the door. The outside world clocks right in with employees. More

How the Arizona immigration law will impact every HR function
ERE    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Undoubtedly you have heard about the passage of Arizona Senate Bill 1070, the controversial immigration bill that makes it a crime to be in the state without proof of citizenship or legal immigrant status, but have you thought about what it means for you as an employer? Even if your organization does not employ individuals in Arizona or have employees who travel to or through Arizona, chances are the new legislation will impact your organization in one way or another. More

E-mail sparks a furor over race at Harvard Law
Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The dean of Harvard Law School is condemning an e-mail sent by a law student suggesting that black people could be genetically inferior to white people. "Here at Harvard Law School, we are committed to preventing degradation of any individual or group, including race-based insensitivity or hostility. The particular comment in question unfortunately resonates with old and hurtful misconceptions," Martha Minow said in a letter to the Harvard Law community. In the lengthy e-mail … Stephanie Grace, a third-year student and an editor on the Harvard Law Review, wrote, "I absolutely do not rule out the possibility that African Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to be less intelligent." More

When "non-discrimination" actually discriminates
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, the FCC closed the reply comment period for its Open Internet docket. I was among a diverse array of minority entrepreneurs who filed comments that spoke to the potential negative impact that an aspect of the currently proposed version of net neutrality rules could have on minority businesses in the digital ecosystem, writes Navarrow Wright. Our point was simple: the so-called "non-discrimination principle" could have a negative and discriminatory impact on minority digital entrepreneurs and the communities we serve. More

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