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Aug. 24, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA and IFD provide you with best practices from your colleagues and partners to enhance your knowledge to provide high quality health care for all. The ASHHRA Diversity Toolkit is planned to be completed later this year. Please consider clicking here to share your resources.

ASHHRA 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 22-25
Have you registered yet? There is still time. Get the best learning, networking, and exposition that the health care HR industry has to offer. For details and to register, click here.

IFD Webinar
Topic: Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospitals
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 29
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Steven Jones, Executive Director for Talent Management and Diversity, Indiana University Health and Bradley G. Hinrichs, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Systems Management and Director, Facilities Planning at Rush University Medical Center
Price: Complimentary for all

This webinar will promote best practices from some of the high performing hospitals featured in the Benchmarking Study. Participants will receive useful and relevant information about diversity management, cultural competency and its implication for addressing disparities and providing high-quality care to all. The speakers will provide their perspective on what worked for them and offer guidance on how others can embrace this effort.

Note: This is a collaborative webinar with Health Research & Trust and the Institute for Diversity in Health Management.

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Augusta National found only 2 qualified women out of 3.3 billion on the planet?
Diversity Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Augusta National Golf Club announced former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and business executive Darla Moore as its first female members. But many media reports and social-media comments question the sincerity and timing of the club's decision to end its 80-year-old men-only policy. … One article on BleacherReport suggests that Augusta's motives remain gray and highlights that two women among the club's speculated 300 male members isn't enough to "all join hands and start singing." More

If you've seen one ACO incentive program    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diversity is a big issue in healthcare and not just with patients, caregivers and executives. It turns out there's diversity in financial incentives that are part of the accountable care organization phenomenon. In Maryland, doctors will be paid bonuses later this year tied to quality reporting under a new shared-savings payment model. The experiment includes the state's five largest insurers and Medicaid managed care. More

Health disparities found among black, white and Latino children
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Black and Latino children were more likely than white children to be obese, witness gun violence and ride in a car without a seat belt, according to a study. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found wide ethnic and racial disparities in health behaviors among fifth-graders in Los Angeles, Houston and Birmingham, Ala. "The disparities were pretty substantial across so many different health indicators," said lead researcher Mark Schuster, a Harvard Medical School professor and chief of general pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. "The breadth of the findings was striking to us." More

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Integral leadership and diversity
Integral Leadership Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The terms "integral," "leadership" and "diversity" are explored with the purpose of showing how it is useful to consider them in relation to each other. Such consideration is significantly impacted by how we understand these and other terms that will be introduced. It is essential for us to appreciate how our approaches to meaning influence how we make choices about what is relevant, how we engage with these choices to implement efforts toward learning, development and change. Our concepts of leadership play essential roles in our achievements and our failures. More

Promoting diversity through recruitment
Personnel Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Charles Hipps, CEO at e-recruitment specialist WCN, examines why, despite the obvious benefits of a diverse workforce, so many employers still recruit more of the same people, and how employers can remedy the situation. More

Tapping the diversity of India's talent market
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
One of the most fascinating aspects of the emerging market countries is the emerging part. The BRICs, the ASEAN Tigers, the European Eastern block and Sub-Saharan Africa are all bubbling with possibilities and emerging in different ways and at different rates. Most have large pools of untapped human resources – great percentages of their populations that have hitherto been under-educated, under-employed and therefore under-contributing. India is a case in point. More

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Psychiatric disabilities in the workplace
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Psychiatric disabilities are considered just as legitimate as physical disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act. Here's how human resources can best handle these sensitive situations when they arise for workers. More

The danger — and high cost — of making assumptions about disability
HR Morning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A piece of advice from the ADA: Don't make employment decisions based on supervisor's assumptions about employees' physical capabilities. Two recent cases make it clear that those types of assumptions can turn out to be very expensive for employers. More

Build Your Strategic Workplace Diversity Management Plan
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Where's the pipeline of LGBT talent? Why we need to support gay youth
Diversity Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The series of events that contributed to the global economic downturn served as a critical lesson for many in corporate America. A smart and talented workforce has become a critical tool for corporations to weather difficult economic times and build for the future by cultivating new leadership. More

Should you police employee social media use?
American Express OPEN Forum    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At any given moment your workforce is probably liking, tweeting, linking or pinning. Is it necessary to develop guidelines that spell out the do's and don't's of social media usage by employees? More

Making your workforce more diverse: top tips
The Guardian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Setting ambitious and public diversity targets shows that an organization is seriously committed to gender diversity and equality; that it has senior buy-in and leadership on this issue; and that it is constantly striving to improve, rather than accept the status quo. But simply setting targets is not enough. Despite women making up nearly 50 percet of the labor market, there are still fewer and fewer women at the higher levels of most organizations and in some cases, including central government watchdog the National Audit Office, progress seems to have slowed. More

Multigenerational employee engagement imperative
Employee Benefit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With an increasingly youthful workplace comes dramatic implications for employee benefits from the standpoint of recruiting and retaining top talent, but the biggest challenge will be tailoring strategies to multiple generations. More

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