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Aug. 12, 2011

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

The ASHHRA 47th Annual Conference is only four weeks away. Be sure to register soon and make your hotel reservation — the rooms are going fast.

In the meantime, click on each title below for detailed information on upcoming ASHHRA and IFD webinars. Also, see this IFD webinar:

Key Drivers and Tools for Cultural Competence: The Importance of Quality Interactions

Presenter: Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., MPH
When: Tuesday, Aug. 30
Time: 10 p.m. PT, 11:00 p.m. MT, 12:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: Free for institute members — $80 for non-institute members.
Click here for more information and to register



No crying at work: Startup founder says don't hire women
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Should women work at startups? According to Penelope Trunk, Bnet business writer and founder of several tech startups, women's emotions can get in the way of a successful startup. Trunk, who's no stranger to controversy regarding her opinions on gender and the workplace, contends that "the problem is that men and women are different at work." More

Study: Workplace increasingly hostile
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If you're not happy about going to work, you're definitely not alone. A recent survey confirms what a lot of us have experienced first-hand: rudeness in the workplace is up — and morale is down. Since 2007, our economy has lost nearly nine million jobs, with remaining employees working longer and harder than ever. And many aren't happy about it. More

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Human resources professional explores challenges and opportunities for employees    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diversity has become a watchword in society. The same is true in the workplace, says Mona Vaccarella, vice president of human resources for the Majestic Star Casinos & Hotel in Buffington Harbor. "Workplace diversity refers to the differences that people bring to their jobs on the basis of gender, age, race, ethnicity or professional background. Those differences have a direct and/or indirect influence on the work performed," says Vaccarella. More

Incivility turning workplaces toxic
Deseret News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Incivility is a growing problem, and one of the places where it becomes "toxic" is at work. Researcher Jeannie Trudel of Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion said academics define workplace incivility as "a form of organizational deviance ... characterized by low-intensity behaviors that violate respectful workplace norms, appearing vague as to intent to harm." More

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Pregnancy discrimination concerns human rights agency
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The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission says it is concerning that one in ten workplace complaints of discrimination are related to pregnancy. "Pregnancy discrimination continues to be a major concern for the commission," the agency declared. The commission handles discrimination cases that fall under provincial jurisdiction. More

Study: Your workplace may be killing you
Time Healthland    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"My job is killing me." Who among us hasn't issued that complaint at least once? Now a new study suggests that your dramatic grousing may hold some scientific truth. The 20-year study sought to examine the relationship between the workplace and a person's risk of death. Researchers recruited 820 adults who had undergone a routine physical exam at a health clinic in 1988, and then interviewed them in detail about their workplace conditions — asking how nice their colleagues were, whether their boss was supportive and how much autonomy they had in their position. More

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