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eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity
Oct. 2, 2009
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Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members,

The ASHHRA 45th Annual Conference & Exposition is less than a month away!
Have you registered yet?

If you havenít and plan to attend, youíll want to do the following right away:
  • Reserve your room in the ASHHRA room block at the Hyatt Regency on the River Walk, they are going fast.
  • Select your learning sessions now, the most popular ones are almost full.
  • Book your flight while good deals are still available.
  • Register for the Pre-Conference Tracks, there is something for all professional levels of HR.

One-day rates are available if you cannot attend the entire conference. Click here for details.


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Company Offers Recruiters an 'Inroad' to Sourcing Minority Candidates
from Workforce Management
Despite decades of well-publicized diversity and leadership development programs, occupational segregation still marks the executive office and the managerial positions that feed executive talent pools. The fact does not escape young black interns at the nationís largest companies. More

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Baby Boomers Sometimes at Odds in Business
from Baby Boomer Examiner
When it comes to communication in the workplace, Baby Boomers prefer face-to-face. When it comes to a workplace reward for a job well done, Baby Boomers prefer time off and training opportunities. More

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Communication Critical in a Diverse Workplace
from Winnipeg Free Press
In today's globalized world, where every company has access to international markets, having a diverse workplace makes perfect sense. In fact, diversity has been proven to not only be good for business, but good for the bottom line. More

White Conservatives Say it's Their Turn for Empowerment
from Los Angeles Times
Cindy Wilkerson, a 44-year-old former social worker, recently helped organize three busloads of protesters who rode from Mississippi to Washington for the big protest targeting President Obama and his policies. The passengers, all white, wore T-shirts identifying themselves without irony as "Freedom Riders." Decades ago, that phrase evoked something quite different. It was bestowed on the predominantly black and white activists who traveled to the Deep South to challenge segregation -- and were sometimes met with hostility and violence. More


Five Ways to Get Middle Managers to Push Diversity
from DiversityInc.
Too often, diversity initiatives receive full support from the chief executive, a yeoman's effort from human resources, and the undivided focus of the diversity department, but they stall when they hit middle or line managers, who don't understand the relevance to their daily activities and goals. So what is a company to do to get middle management pushing the diversity effort? More

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Racial Health Disparities Exact Moral, Financial Toll on Nation
from The Baltimore Sun
The health care reform bills making their way through Congress have focused on improving access to care for millions of uninsured Americans while slowing rapidly rising health-care costs. But there is another side to the health-care crisis that has been mostly neglected. A study that we performed for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies found that between 2003 and 2006, 30.6 percent of medical care expenditures for African-Americans, Asians and Hispanics were excess costs that were the result of inequities in the health of these groups. More

Study Says NFL Improves Diversity Hiring Practices
from The Associated Press via Google News
A new study found that the NFL has improved its hiring practices to increase diversity. The league received an overall B grade in the report released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida. It earned an A- for racial hiring practices and a C on gender hiring practices. Those are the highest grades the NFL has received from the institute over the years. "We are making progress, but we are certainly not content," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said. "We know we can do better and we are committed to improving." More

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