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Jun. 15, 2012
Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Register today and take advantage of these informative webinars.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Reducing RN Turnover: How Much Does Nurse Turnover Really Cost?
Thursday, June 21
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Dick Finnegan, CEO, C-Suite Analytics
Price: $29.99 for ASHHRA members | $49.00 for non-members
(Become a member of ASHHRA and you can register for $29.99!)

While many HR executives might approach nurse turnover with more money and benefits, the single best first step is to place a dollar value on each exit and insert that data into monthly turnover reports. Why start here? Because CNOs, CFOs, and then CEOs eventually understand turnover in the language they speak and are far more open to your solutions as health care HR leaders.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how to place a dollar cost on each nurse exit that can then be applied to monthly, quarterly, and annual turnover as well as turnover by nurse manager
  • Discover the ideal turnover report format in order to spur executives to take retention actions
  • Hear the top three proactive nurse retention solutions.

Please click here for more information and to register.

ASHHRA 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 22-25 — for details and to register, click here.

IFD Webinar
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community
Date: Tuesday, June 26
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter: Brette Tschurtz, Associate Project Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Evaluation at the Joint Commission
Price: Complimentary for IFD members | $99.99 for non-IFD members

This presentation will discuss cultural competence as it relates to the LGBT Community and how the Joint Commissions Field Guide can be used to better meet the needs of this community.

Please click here to register.



Hospitals slowly make headway in diversity efforts
FierceHealthcare    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Almost 9 percent of chief executives of hospitals are minorities, up from less than 2 percent in 1995, according to Fred Hobby, president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, which is an affiliate of the American Hospital Association Institute. More

EEOC criminal background check guidance: How to conduct 'individualized assessment'    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In its newly updated guidance EEOC on criminal convictions in the hiring process, EEOC recommends that all employer policies allow for what the commission calls an individualized assessment. Here's what it means: If an applicant — or an existing employee — has a criminal conviction on his or her record that your policy would screen him or her out of consideration for a job, the commission wants you to go further. More

Do white men really need diversity outreach?
DiversityInc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Workplace diversity includes all employees. But how do you reach white men and make them understand that they are part of diversity? Generating buy-in from white men is a challenge in some companies, especially for middle management. Even the DiversityInc Top 50 companies are split on strategies, with some choosing to directly focus on white men as a demographic group while others insist they are included in all diversity efforts. More

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Study: Male doctors make $12,000 more than female doctors per year
The Atlantic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Though previous studies have shown gender differences in physicians' pay, some experts say these disparities are really due to work hours, productivity and specialization. More

Bullies increasingly targeting older workers: What to look for
HR Morning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whether it's managers that are trying to push older staffers out, or younger co-workers who feel more mature employees are keeping them from moving up, the incidents of bullying aimed at older employees seems to be on the rise. The proof: Twenty-nine percent of employees age 55 and older said they've been bullied at work, according to a recent CareerBuilder study. More

Workplace authenticity: Hiding who you are at work linked with lower job satisfaction
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Living with authenticity has been linked in numerous studies to greater psychological health and well-being. And now, a new study shows that authenticity at work matters, too. New research from Rice University, the University of Houston and George Mason University shows that hiding who you truly are at work is linked with lower levels of job satisfaction. The findings are published in the journal Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. More

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Study: US racial gap in life expectancy shrinks
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whites in the United States have typically lived longer on average than blacks, but a new study suggests that gap in life expectancy may be shrinking. The shift appears to be because fewer African-Americans are dying of AIDS and heart disease, but also because more whites are dying in early and mid-adulthood from unintentional injuries — mainly poisonings, including prescription drug overdoses, researchers said. More

7 things NEVER to say to people with disabilities
Diversity Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We've all heard them. Culturally insensitive terms such as "handicapped," "retarded" and "slow" used to refer to people with disabilities, or "compliments" such as "but you look so good," directed at people whose disabilities aren't obvious. While those using the terms may not mean to be insensitive, that doesn't make the words less hurtful. More

Is that degree really necessary?
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Education requirements have long been a common, almost standard, part of job postings. But have you ever stopped to consider the lawfulness of this particular prerequisite? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has. A recent EEOC letter opines that, under the Americans with Disabilities Act, "if an employer adopts a high school diploma requirement for a job, and that requirement 'screens out' an individual who is unable to graduate because of a condition that meets the ADA's definition of 'disability,' the employer may not apply the standard unless it can demonstrate that the diploma requirement is job-related and consistent with business necessity." More

Colorado health programs to help gays
KMGH-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is launching a program to help gay, bisexual and transgender Coloradans get better health care. The agency said more than 45 organizations are supporting the plan. More

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5 ways to keep your Gen Y employees happy and your business successful
Black Enterprise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every company wants the new generation of innovative and vibrant talent, but few companies have figured out how to successfully retain the "rockstars" who can help catapult your company or team to the next level. Retaining phenomenal talent has always been difficult, but doing so with this demographic poses new challenges: Salary and title are no longer enough, because Gen Y has a completely different barometer of success and happiness. More

Gender pay gap persists as women age
msnbc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Time doesn't help working women when it comes to the gender pay gap. On average, women with college degrees or higher see their pay stop growing at about age 39, while men continue to see wage increases until they're 48, according to a new report by PayScale, an online compensation data company. More

Children's Hospital Colorado to pay $95,000 over alleged hiring discrimination
Becker's Hospital Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Children's Hospital of Colorado in Aurora will pay $95,000 to settle allegations it discriminated against a job applicant with fibromyalgia after rescinding her offer following a preemployment health screening, according to news reports. The suit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on the applicant's behalf, alleged the hospital violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by withdrawing the job offer. More

Is ageism widespread in the workplace?
Fox News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ageism is the last of the -isms (racism, sexism) to get any attention, especially in the workplace. But ageism is rampant. Once workers hit 50 or 55, they start to worry about how their age is perceived and whether they will be passed over for a job or promotion. And for good reason. More

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