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eNewsBreif: Hot Topics in Diversity
June 26, 2009
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Dear Valued ASHHRA and IFD Members,

Join us at the 45th Annual Conference in Chicago on November 1-3, 2009!

ASHHRA promises to have the most interesting and informative learning sessions at this conference. Here are just a couple on the topic of Diversity:

Sunday, Nov. 1st at 3:00 - 4:30pm

Caring for the Future
Mary Anne Kelly, VP and Chief Human Resource Officer, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council Juan Salgado, Executive Director, Instituto del Progresso Latino

  • Hear how Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) collaborated with stakeholders to increase the number of nurses in the 10-county Metropolitan Chicago area. Focusing in health careers, Instituto del Progresso Latino in partnership with MCHC member hospitals and Chicago City Colleges successfully implemented an award-winning bilingual nurse ladder program.

Monday, Nov. 2nd at 3:00 - 4:30pm
Diversity Learning Model
Doyle L. McKimmy, CEO, Jewell County Hospital

Gain knowledge on how to build a multi-faceted learning tool that sheds light on the health needs of various cultures and improve communications in your community. Learn to improve your understanding of different cultures and how to improve interaction with the diverse workforce. Discover how to develop an excellent learning tool for employees/physicians and the community.

Best regards,

Cathy Sewell
Executive Director
Fred Hobby
President, CEO
Institute for Diversity

Making the Commitment – the Marriage Between Diversity & Affirmative Action
from PRWeb
Later this month, Sybil Randolph, PHR of Berkshire Associates, a human resources consulting and technology firm that assists companies in building the ideal, balanced workforce, will walk attendees down the HR aisle for her presentation, 'The Marriage Between Diversity & Affirmative Action' at the 61st Annual SHRM Conference in New Orleans. During this interactive session, attendees will write their HR vows as they learn about the similarities and differences between affirmative action and diversity, the legal risks associated with the "marriage" between the two, or "divorce" as the case may be, and some practical tips on how to create a lawful diversity program that values differences and encourages employee interaction. More

Obama says Health Care Overhaul Should be 'Uniquely American'
from Bloomberg via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
President Barack Obama said his proposed overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system should draw the best from government programs and the private sector, and he defended his effort to hold down costs. "We need to come up with something that is uniquely American," Obama said. "If we are smart, we should be able to design a system in which people still have choices" and in which "necessary treatment is provided, but we don’t have a huge amount of waste in the system." More

Diversity 101: What Not to Say to White Colleagues
from NPR
Race and ethnicity are much in the news these days, propelled by the nation's first African-American president, first Latina nominee to the Supreme Court and increasingly diverse schools and workplaces. But although diversity is becoming more apparent common does not mean it's easy to embrace. Luke Visconti, of DiversityInc magazine, discusses cultural sensitivities, offering tips on what not to say to white colleagues. More

Employment Discrimination Against LGBT Workers Shows Need for Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Although employment laws intended to protect people from workplace discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity are on the books in local communities and states around the country, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation reports that more than 3 in 5 U.S. citizens live in areas that do not have these laws. Only 12 states and the District of Columbia have banned employment discrimination based on both sexual orientation and gender identity. Eight states have outlawed employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. More

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Employees Could Face 'Racism Test'
from People Management
Diversity training could be set to become a more daunting experience in future after psychometric tests that establish whether a person holds discriminatory attitudes hit the market. More

40 Best Companies for Diversity
from Black Enterprise magazine
For African-Americans, the jobless rate has reached a staggering 15 percent, the worst such measure in more than 20 years. But even as corporations continue to lay off scores of workers, we’ve learned a couple of seemingly incongruent facts—worker productivity is up and companies are hiring. Although hires fell to their lowest rates in eight years nationwide, there are close to 3 million jobs available in the U.S. And approximately 40,000 of those positions are available among the companies that made Black Enterprise's list of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity" this year. More

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Employee-Involvement Programs Key to Workplace Diversity
from Science Blog
A new study by a University of Arizona professor shows employee involvement programs that executives adopt to increase efficiency also end up improving their record on diversity. The study was published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Sociology. More

Are Gen Y Workers Good for Business?
from Entrepreneur
A new generation of young Americans entering the workforce – Generation Y– isn't the best choice if you want loyal, hard-working, long-hour employees on your team, according to the author of "The Future Arrived Yesterday: The Rise of the Protean Corporation and What It Means for You." Business and technology journalist Michael S. Malone writes in part: " "Managing this generation may not only be a nightmare, it may actually be impossible. It is quite likely that some sizable percentage of these new workers will never work in a steady job on the payroll of a single employer." More

ASHHRA 45th Annual Conference & Exposition
Chicago Nov 1-3, 2009
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  • Network with your peers and share information
  • Choose from more than 50 learning sessions with CEU credits
  • Learn from engaging speakers: Buzz Aldrin, Kevin Lofton and Jennifer James.
  • Have fun at the MetLife Social Event at the House of Blues
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