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July 15, 2011

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

The ASHHRA 47th Annual Conference is only eight weeks away. Invest in yourself and attend this educational networking conference in Phoenix, Ariz.

18.5* Recertification Credit Hours
(includes 17.0 Strategic Business credit hours!)

Earn up 18.5 Recertification Credit Hours at the
ASHHRA 47th Annual Conference & Exposition
*The 18.5 recertification credits include the 6.0 hours of the Pre-conference Learning Tracks on Sept. 10, 2011 in addition to the 12.5 recertification credit hours for Full Conference attendance on Sept. 11-13, 2011. These recertification credit hours are pre-approved for PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at



Promoting wellness vs. illness: It's all about we vs. I
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Health and wellness are becoming big all across marketing. In the rush to make the most of it, there is a danger that companies will miss one of the most important aspects of wellness. It's not technology, or supplemental ingredients, or even medicine. It's friends. More

Finding talent is No. 1 global issue
DiversityInc    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The critical question of where to find and how to effectively manage talent tops the priorities of 1,201 business leaders from more than 69 countries. A survey report finds that strategies for managing talent are the No. 1 concern for CEOs over the next year. In recent years, with the global recession, profit and investment were top priorities, but that is changing. More

Millennials: We want to work downtown
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Companies looking for talent are beginning to recognize that young professionals prefer working downtown or in metropolitan areas. Whether it's the proximity to restaurants and nightlife, the ability to commute via public transportation or a bicycle, or just a desire to be around the hustle-bustle, younger employees seem to love working in downtown areas. Plenty of companies have started to take notice. More

4 ways to regain control of your identity in the workplace
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There is a severe identity crisis in the workplace that is reducing productivity, minimizing trust and setting people back in their careers. Employees are confused, stuck and anxious to be recognized during a time when most are doing more for less. They don't know how to fit in a workplace that is fueled with false promises and unexpected outcomes without preparation. More

Promotions without pay
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A surprisingly large number of employees would accept a promotion without a pay hike, but experts say companies would be wise to tread carefully when considering such an action. What might be acceptable during an economic downturn could come back to bite the employee when the economy turns around. Would you accept a promotion without a pay increase? More

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Employees are key to meeting HR goals
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Satisfied and engaged employees are essential if health care human resources departments are to hit the goal of improving patient satisfaction and safety, said an industry panel on a newly released survey of health care human resource professionals. "Happy employees equal happy patients," said Lydia Ostermeier, director, Indiana University Health, and National Association for Health Care Recruitment president. More

Fostering collaboration in the workplace
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Collaboration is a hot topic for those who aim to create intellectually stimulating work environments that also foster creativity and teamwork. Businesses understand that collaboration opens the door for innovation, cooperation, and out-of-the-box thinking. Leaders are looking at how to cultivate workplace collaboration with organizational change, communication, operational execution and space planning. More

New SBA program designed with women in mind
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The Small Business Administration has instigated a new program designed to help women-owned small businesses and it is a huge victory for women business leaders who have advocated such as measure for years. More

Women attracted to accounting firms for flexibility despite 'old boys' network' at the top
Going Concern    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The data for this year's Vault survey rankings are to be released later this summer but here's a little teaser that Vault recently published. They found that the number of women in accounting is roughly double of those in investment banking, the explanation being that "that women, more than men, seek careers with better work-life balance [...] due to the fact that they're more often than not the main caretakers of families," as well as "offerings that the former industry provides its women in the workplace." More

Put the Workforce Diversity Discussion into Action

Learn about the workforce development solutions that nearly 500 hospitals have used to increase the number of minority employees in clinical and management positions.

Center helps improve lives of people with impairments
East Orlando Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Center for Independent Living, founded in 1976, provides everything from home ramps, educational seminars, job placement services, sign language interpreters, mental health counseling and housing resources. The center runs on federal, state and local funds, and their main goal is to provide education and aid-based initiatives that help integrate the disabled into the workplace and society, so they can get back on the road to independence. More

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