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May. 17, 2013

 



Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Awards

ASHHRA wants to invest in you!

(IFD members, please pass this along to your Human Resource (HR) department.)

All HR people are invited to apply for the ASHHRA grant or scholarship that interests you most. Please be aware of the criteria for each one. You can apply to more than one as long as you meet the qualifications. Good luck!

ASHHRA/MetLife Scholarship (deadline May 31)
ASHHRA and MetLife are offering a $1,500 scholarship award per region. The purpose of the MetLife Conference Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to those interested in attending the ASHHRA 49th Annual Conference & Exposition. The objective is to provide health care human resource (HR) practitioners with a venue to receive educational tools and resources, in addition to networking opportunities that will allow them to become successful health care HR leaders. Click here to learn more and apply.

ASHHRA/HealthcareSource New-to-the Profession (NTTP) Grant (deadline May 31)
ASHHRA and HealthcareSource are offering three grants, each $1,500, to New-to-the-Profession (NTTP) health care HR practitioners interested in attending the ASHHRA 49th Annual Conference & Exposition. The objective is to provide NTTP health care HR practitioners with a venue to receive educational tools and resources, in addition to networking opportunities that will allow them to become successful HR leaders. Click here to learn more and apply.

Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL), sponsored by TIAA-CREF (deadline May 31) (New in 2013)
ASHHRA and TIAA-CREF are offering three grants, each $2,500 to recent college HR graduates, new-to-the-profession individuals in the field of health care HR. Click here to learn more and apply.

Gary Willis Leadership Award (GWL), sponsored by AHA Solutions (deadline May 31)
The GWL Award recognizes mid-level managers and directors who have made outstanding leadership and operations contributions to their organization. The award is for managers who are looking to advance their career through continuous educational opportunities promoting operational excellence. Award winners will receive one of two $2,500 scholarships for health care HR education. Click here to learn more and apply.

National Mentorship Award, sponsored by ASHHRA (deadine May 24)
In memory of Paul Guy, a past president, ASHHRA has developed the National Mentorship Award. The purpose of the award is to recognize members of ASHHRA who exemplify those qualities of mentorship as demonstrated by Paul Guy. Click here to learn more and apply.





IFD Webinar – Save the Date

LGBT Cultural Competency and Healthcare
Date: Wednesday, June 26
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90-minute webinar
Presenter: Shane Snowdon, director, Health and Aging Program with the Human Rights Campaign

*Price: * Free for Institute members | $99 for non-Institute for Diversity members

*Note: Many ASHHRA members are also IFD members. Feel free to contact Pamela Janniere, manager of membership and education, to see if your organization is a member at 312-422-2691 or email: pjanniere@aha.org.

This 90-minute webinar will focus on the LGBT community, health care, and what we can do in terms of improving our health system to meet the needs of this important community.

For more information: Please contact Pamela Janniere at pjanniere@aha.org.

ASHHRA
312-422-3720
ashhra@aha.org

IFD
312-422-2690
institute@aha.org




Companies, LGBT employees still face challenges to open and
inclusive workplaces

Bloomberg BNA
When National Basketball Association player Jason Collins announced late last month that he is gay, he received overwhelming support from everyone from former teammates to President Obama. But is this attitude of acceptance also found in U.S. workplaces? And if not, what can HR do to foster a more open and inclusive work environment?
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"Pay now or pay much more later," warn federal and state governments
Forbes
May 28 is the anniversary of the effective date of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the first bill signed into law by President Obama. The Act made clear that the time limit — the so-called statute of limitations — for a woman to file an Equal Pay Act lawsuit resets with each paycheck, and it sparked renewed focus on improving wage-equality for the American workforce.
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RN Safe Staffing Bill introduced in Congress
EndoNurse
The American Nurses Association has applauded the introduction of federal legislation that empowers registered nurses to drive staffing decisions in hospitals and, consequently, protect patients and improve the quality of care.
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Immigration bill takes aim at employers of undocumented workers
Inc.
As the immigration bill makes its way through the Senate, some proposed amendments are setting off heated scrimmages between civil liberties advocates and conservatives. One such proposal calls for the nationwide expansion of an electronic employment eligibility verification system called E-Verify.
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Legal implications of digital reference checking
Recruiting Trends
So you've started to ask questions of candidates' references by email or you are using a digital tool such as Checkster to gather online reference feedback and consolidate it into a report. But have you asked yourself what are the legal implications of doing this?
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Male bosses need to speak up for gender balance
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
Does anyone else find it strange that the debate heating up in the U.S. around gender imbalances in the workplace is overwhelmingly a conversation among ... women? This constant frame of gender as a "women's issue" is one of the big obstacles to progress — in both countries and companies.
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Are women more ethical than men?
Diversity Executive
If one were to break it down by gender, there is no evidence that women are more likely to behave more ethically than men. But gender research does report more verbal sensitivity to the rights and dignity of others among women when compared to men.
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Gender gap costs women $443,360 over 40 years, study says
Los Angeles Times
It's a well known fact that men still out-earn women in the working world. That gender gape means that a full-time working woman will earn $443,360 less than her male counterpart over 40 years, according to a recent study by the National Women's Law Center. Translated another way, a woman needs to work 52 years compared to a man's 40 years just to break even with him.
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