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June. 17, 2011

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

The ASHHRA 47th Annual Conference and Exposition, Sept. 10 – 13 in Phoenix, has something for everyone. Register by June 30 and save up to $30. This offer applies to IFD members as well.

Conference Highlights

Educational Programs
  • Learning sessions to help you advance your health care business knowledge
  • Basic, Mid-level and Leadership Tracks for all career levels of HR professionals
  • Panel discussions on the hottest topics in HR
  • Renowned keynotes including Henry Winkler, Ian Morrison and Chip Madera
Valuable Resources
  • A variety of take-away tools, best practices and policies
  • New in 2011 — Conference App to help attendees stay connected to the conference 24 hours a day
Most Advanced Products & Services
  • Exposure to more than 150 companies offering solutions to your everyday business problems
  • Networking and knowledge sharing on state-of-the-art services in health care HR
Fabulous Networking
  • ASHHRA Recognition Reception
  • Exhibitor Appreciation Social
  • MetLife Social Event
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Diversity management is the key to growth: Make it authentic
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diversity management is the key to growth in today's fiercely competitive global marketplace. No longer can America's corporations hide behind their lack of cultural intelligence. Diversity can no longer just be about making the numbers, but rather how an organization treats its people authentically down to the roots of its business model. More

Beyond yellow ribbons
Human Resource Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To a large degree, veterans' workplace issues are disability workplace issues. Although HR leaders recognize the potential talents and contributions of veterans, including veterans with disability, they have struggled to translate this goodwill into solid HR practices. The article offers 10 tips for HR leaders to assess whether their organizations are prepared to be ensure that qualified veterans can fully contribute their talents in the workplace. More

Inclusion solution Workplace must embrace diversity in all forms
Working World via Winnipeg Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We take so much for granted today; for instance, we simply assume that our diverse work world is as it has always been. Yet, if we look back into a mirror that reflects the historical picture of the developing workplace, we would find that women and minority workers were few and far between. Not only that, they were typically working in service-related jobs at far less pay than their male counterparts. More

Study: Many may need to work 'far beyond' 65
Financial Planning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Baby boomers and Generation Xers who opt to work beyond 65 may not have enough cash on hand to pay for basic expenses and uninsured health care costs when they do eventually retire, according to a new research study. More

20 powerful management truisms
BNET    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some people see the beauty of nature in an apple. They bite into it and feel the tension as their teeth break through the skin, sense the crunch and juiciness, taste the balance of sweet and tart. Others just see a boring piece of fruit. Management is experiencing, observing, learning, analyzing and synthesizing a relatively short list of concepts and methods that seem to work. It's always a work in progress. Why? More

Did male supervisors create hostile work environment for female employee?    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Case studies featuring other employers' mistakes and successes offer valuable lessons to supervisors and managers during training. Here is a case in which a female logistics operations manager claimed that her male supervisors created a hostile work environment and that the company did not do enough to stop the harassment. More

ARMSRx Pharmacy Benefit Consultants

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Domestic partner benefits: New bills aim to end tax disparity
HR Morning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Under current tax law, domestic and same-sex partners pay anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 more per year for their health benefits than married couples. But two bills just introduced in Congress would change that. More

Researchers Find 'The Paradox of Meritocracy'
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Rewarding people based on merit — seems logical, doesn't it? If people perform better, they should be better rewarded. The system sounds fair — in theory. However, researchers found in The Paradox of Meritocracy in Organizations that employing meritocracy may result in managerial bias and lead to disparate treatment for women and minorities. More

Engagement most influenced by supervisors and workplace communication
Chief Learning Officer magazine    Share    Share on
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As companies emerge from the worst recession since the Depression, they are faced with low employee engagement and poor workplace morale that can slow the recovery process. A new survey by the International Association of Business Communicators Research Foundation and Buck Consultants, A Xerox Company, finds that an individual's supervisor and the amount of employee communication in an organization are the top two influencers of employee engagement. More

Employers recognizing need for benefits appealing to young and old workers
Workforce Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The need to attract new talent while holding onto experienced workers is creating a demand for financial benefit plans that appeal to a multigenerational workforce, according to a new study, which takes a look at the role these programs play in talent management More

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