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May 20, 2011
 
 
 
Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

You do not want to miss next week's dynamic webinars. They are FREE to you as members of ASHHRA and IFD! Register today and raise your knowledge as an HR and/or diversity in health care professional.

ASHHRA Webinar I
Topic: What Health Care Providers Need to Understand about Federal Affirmative Action and EEO Requirements
When: Tuesday, May 24
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: This 60 minute webinar is sponsored by Peopleclick Authoria
Price: ASHHRA Members: FREE | Non-Member: $24.99
Register Today!

ASHHRA Webinar II
Topic: Maximizing Patient Care Through Employee Engagement: A Case Study on New York-Presbyterian Hospital
When: Wednesday, May 25
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Price: ASHHRA Members: FREE
Register Today!

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!

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
ASHHRA
sallen@aha.org
312-422-3722
Fred Hobby
President
IFD
fhobby@aha.org
312-422-2690






Is it better to hire for cultural fit over experience?
Fortune via CNN Money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You know that dream job candidate? The one with the pristine resume and Ivy League credentials? The one companies try to steal from their competitors by offering generous salaries and lavish benefits? The same dream candidate just as easily can turn into a nightmare by the time he signs his contract and props his feet on the mahogany desk in his corner office. More

Lazy worker or flawed work culture?
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ask employers for their pet peeves and one is sure to pop up: Lazy employees. They waste time surfing the Internet or pretend to be busy. They avoid work like the plague and drag co-workers into their unproductive mire. Perhaps most importantly for business owners and managers, they cost companies money in lost time and productivity. More

The silent generation: Group retired but not yet ready for senior living
Inforum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While the "silent generation," those on the verge of retirement but not ready for assisted living, might be leaving the workforce in a few years, these residents likely won't require assisted-living help for at least a decade or more. More retirees are deciding to stay in their homes longer, unless unforeseen circumstances or health problems force them to seek alternative or more full-time care before they'd like. More

How today's companies can encourage more diversity in the workplace
DiversityBusiness.com    Share    Share on
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With recent reports showing women are still underrepresented in business leadership positions, it's obvious there's been little to no progress in the boardroom and the executive suite. In fact, women only make up 13.5 percent of executive officer positions, which is defined as people appointed or elected by the board of directors, including the CEO and two levels below. More



Bullying in the workplace
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A recent survey found that 1 in 4 employees felt they have experienced some form of bullying on the job. Women reported more cases of bullying in the workplace than men. More

Overcoming language barriers at the hospital
Times Union via TMC Net    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hearing that you have a terrible disease is hard enough. Now imagine getting the bad news in a language you don't speak. Capital Region hospitals in Albany, N.Y., overcome language barriers by using special telephones to connect patients and their medical providers with an off-site language interpreter. More

Diversity challenges
echnorati    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Work place discrimination charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hit an unprecedented high of 99,922 during the fiscal year of 2010. The EEOC that has a the task of ending employment discrimination in the United States by allowing individuals to sue private employers for discrimination, and serves as an adjudicatory for any claims of discrimination brought against federal agencies. More

Bill outlawing transgender discrimination in Nevada goes to governor
Las Vegas Review-Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A bill that would outlaw job discrimination against transgender people in Nevada was sent to Gov. Brian Sandoval. Thirteen states have laws prohibiting employers from discriminating against transgender men and women. More

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Baby boomers say their age is an asset in workplace
Aol Small Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The first group of baby boomers turn 65 this year, and a new poll by the Associated Press and LifeGoesStrong.com reveals that baby boomers in the workplace aren't just surviving — they're thriving. More

Social media's workplace evolution
ScienceAlert    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Facebook may not be the black hole of workplace productivity many consider it to be. Research reveals that the average employee spends between 30 and 60 minutes online for personal reasons each day. More

Doctors refusal to treat obese patients may raise legal problems
PRLog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
More than 10 percent of doctors in a recent survey refuse to accept patients who are too fat. While some doctors decline to perform operations on patients who refuse to quit smoking, the two situations are different from a legal point of view, says expert. People who are obese may qualify for protection under the Americans With Disabilities Act, as well as under state statutes which prohibit discrimination based upon weight or personal appearance. In sharp contrast, smokers are not protected against this type of treatment under any statutes. More

Age-old problem: Stereotyping creates generational workplace tension
Great Leadership    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's natural, our tendency to organize ideas into mental boxes. It's the way we make sense of the world. It's how we sort our surroundings. But it's not always productive or correct, especially when these assumptions are about co-workers. More



What if millennials ran your mentoring?
Chief Learning Officer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What would the mentoring program look like if the manager turned the design and execution over to that audacious kid in the back or to millennials in general? More

Healing the workplace
Advance for Medical Laboratory Professionals    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recent research shows that among the least happy and least engaged employees, the annual per-person cost of lost productivity due to sick days is more than $28,000, versus only $840 among the happiest and most engaged employees. More

Workers keep quiet about stress over redundancy fears
People Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A survey of 2,000 people found that 41 percent of employees are currently feeling stressed or very stressed in their jobs, with two-thirds saying they have been subjected to more pressure from management during the economic downturn. However, 48 percent say they would be scared to take time off sick, and 1 in 5 think that mentioning stress would put them first in line for redundancy. More
 


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