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August 08, 2014

 

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Learning Sessions and Webinar
ASHHRA 50th Annual Conference Learning Sessions Now Available!
Check out the titles and learning objectives of the educational offerings you can look forward to when you come to Chicago this fall! Featured Diversity Session: The Patchwork Quilt - Employment Law for Employers of LGBT Employees on Monday, Sept. 29, at 3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Special CHHR Examination Offering
The CHHR examination will be offered in paper and pencil format, on Sept. 30, following the Closing Ceremony Brunch of the annual conference. Advance registration for this offering must be made by Tuesday, Sept. 2. Complete the special exam application here. Note: Attendance at the annual conference is not required in order to take the exam. Results will be available three to four weeks after the exam.


IFD Certificate in Diversity Management (CDM) Program
Learn How to Implement a Diversity Strategy for Your Hospital
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management (Institute) and Georgetown University are currently accepting applications for the second cohort of students in the Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM) program, designed to help diversity practitioners develop leadership competencies needed to bring about change in their organizations and communities. The 12-month program includes online classes and on-site learning forums taught by some of the nation's leading hospital-based diversity practitioners. Among other areas, the CDM program provides strategies to promote a culturally competent workforce, enhance language services, decrease disparities and increase supplier diversity. For more information on the program, click here or contact Craig Blassingame, Institute program and operations specialist, at (312) 422-2693 or at cblassingame@aha.org.



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A scientific look at diversity, with business results
Diversity Executive
Diversity seems like a concept that's difficult to quantify; and yet, according to Katherine Phillips, more and more fields take it into account. As the senior vice dean and professor of leadership and ethics at Columbia Business School, Phillips devotes her research to answering two big questions: What is the value of diversity? and What are the barriers hindering organizations, work teams and society from reaping its advantages?
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In an improving economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?
The Washington Post
Recent headlines haven't made it look easy to be over the hill at work. Washington, D.C., power players are turning to plastic surgery to avoid a "use by" date for their careers. Silicon Valley firms are hiring high school students as interns. Twitter got hit with a lawsuit alleging age discrimination last week by a former manager. And when veteran NFL sideline reporter Pam Oliver confirmed that she had been replaced by a younger Erin Andrews recently, some questioned whether ageism was at play. All of which made us wonder: In today's economy, is age discrimination getting better or worse?
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Pimping diversity
The Huffington Post
It has been said, "diversity management is a racket." Regrettably, there is a great deal of truth in this statement. In fact, "diversity management" has become a thriving industry with few bottom-line results that is in little danger of disappearing; we have all bought into a social construct that permits us to feel good about perpetrating a fraud. Corporations, universities, government agencies, minorities and "good white folks" alike — we are all complicit in pimping diversity.
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Inside the complicated mess of discrimination and diversity in hiring
Fast Company
Got diversity? If you believe the headlines, not so much. A spate of recent studies delivered some troubling findings related to how race, religion, sexual orientation and even your name can determine whether you get that call for an interview or job offer.
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Why employee turnover isn't always a bad thing
Becker's Hospital Review
It is estimated that the total cost of turnover ranges between 90 and 200 percent of the leaver's salary, according to a blog post from Select International. But not all instances of turnover are necessarily bad. When well-qualified and high-performing employees leave an organization, it's called dysfunctional turnover since it has negative consequences for the organization. But there are positive outcomes when some employees leave the organization, particularly those who slack off, consistently make errors, create workplace drama or tension or have cynical attitudes.
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Hospital mergers in the New York area bring cost fears
Wall Street Journal
Hospital takeovers are surging in the New York region, raising concerns that health costs could climb and care could change. In New York state, at least a dozen hospitals, many of them financially ailing, have become part of larger networks since 2011, according to the state Department of Health. More than a dozen have new owners or new affiliations in New Jersey during the same period as well.
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A hospital reboots Medicaid to give better care for less money
NPR
Carmen Smith remembers the day about a year ago when she gained Medicaid coverage. "It was like Christmas Day, it was like getting a gift from Santa Claus!" Smith says. "People don't realize how important and how special it is to have insurance to be able to go see a doctor on a regular basis when you have an illness like mine."
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Workplace discrimination: Who is most at risk?
Guardian Liberty Voice
From women, Baby Boomers and the LGBT population to smokers, the obese, the mentally ill and those with strong religious belief, who is the most at risk for discrimination in the workplace? According to America's politicians and some recent poll results, all of these demographics suffer from inequality in the job market.
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