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Oct. 5, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

You can learn firsthand how to build a global vocabulary for health IT employment processes. You can also learn from leaders in the field regarding supplier diversity. ASHHRA and IFD provides you with the opportunity to be up to date on these two topics.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: How to Build a Global Vocabulary for Health IT Employment Processes: From a CIO and CHRO Perspective HIMSS Presents the Emerging Professionals Masters Class Series
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Nancy Dinon, vice president, human resources, Orlando Health, chair of the ASHHRA Annual Conference Committee
Rick Schooler, FHIMSS, FCHIME, FACHE, MBA, vice president/chief information officer, Orlando Health, 2011 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year
Price: Free for all HIMSS and ASHHRA members

The Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) will be co-sponsoring this emerging professionals' webinar.

Learning Objectives:
• Better understand the hiring practices encountered in today's health care reform era
• Identify the skills valuable in the hiring process
• Learn what skills and credentials are in demand from a CIO and Human Resource perspective

Register Now

IFD Webinar
Topic: Supplier Diversity and Health Care
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 31
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Glenn Croxton, Director of Vendor Compliance and Management at Henry Ford Health System
Kinneil Coltman, Director of Diversity and Language Services at Greenville Hospital System
Sonya Cunningham, Manager of Supplier Diversity at Greenville Hospital System
James Duke, Manager of Supplier Diversity at Indiana University Health
Price: Free for Institute for Diversity Members and $99 for Non-Institute for Diversity Members

In this webinar, participants will receive an overview of supplier diversity in health care; gain an insight on common structures and processes for designing a program; hear more details around the business case for the program; and learn ways to overcome common barriers. Participants also will learn best practices from leaders in the field.

Register Now



Aurora Health Care accused of job discrimination
The Associated Press via The Herald Times Reporter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A federal agency has filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee accusing Aurora Health Care of rescinding job offers to two applicants after finding out they had disabilities. The EEOC says Aurora offered jobs to two women, both of whom disclosed health conditions during their medical exams. One has multiple sclerosis and the other has carpal tunnel disorder. An agency statement says Aurora contends that the applicants had failed to disclose their health conditions. More

Why you need diversity of thought
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As a diversity executive tasked with creating and sustaining a multicultural workforce, it is one thing to have workplace diversity, and it is another to do diversity. With so much focus on attracting, hiring and retaining multi-dimensional talent, diversity executives could lose sight of the full spectrum of diversity available to their organizations — including diversity of thought, age and experience — and fail to translate that diversity into action. More

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Age discrimination? Survey of hiring managers offers surprise
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Almost one half of unemployed boomers have said age discrimination "was a barrier in getting a new job," according to an AARP study. But hiring managers beg to differ: They say they are three times more likely to hire someone age 50 and up than a millennial, a person in their early 30s and younger, according to a new survey by Adecco. More

Female orthopedic surgeons are still disproportionately outnumbered by males
The Columbus Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Dr. Lisa Lowery can't forget the meal she shared with a fellow orthopedic surgeon during her first year of practice in Columbus, Ohio. "He said, 'I'm not so sure women should be surgeons or even go into medicine.'" Despite signs of growing diversity, orthopedic surgery in most communities remains a male-dominated specialty, according to a report published in January in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. More

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Change is coming
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Judging from a recent survey, many HR departments will be undergoing some major structural changes fairly soon. Towers Watson's 15th annual HR Service Delivery Survey finds that 44 percent of the 600 global companies polled plan to change their HR structure this year or in 2013 — a big jump from the 26 percent who said this in last year's survey. More

Death of diversity and inclusion training? Don't think so
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In recent years, criticism has been leveled at corporate diversity and inclusion training. Doubts about its effectiveness reached a crescendo in 2006 when Harvard researchers published a study that found D&I training did little to boost diversity in management. New research by Catalyst suggests otherwise. More

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Ready or not, here comes HR analytics    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Much like big data has revolutionized marketing and finance, industry experts say that HR analytics — workforce metrics that can help companies glean information about their talent pool — will transform human resources. But are HR professionals ready to assume a more data-oriented role? More

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace target of new EEOC crackdown
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed four pregnancy discrimination related lawsuits and settled a fifth — just weeks after the government's workplace discrimination law enforcement arm announced a plan to target employers who illegally discriminate against pregnant women. More

Who does HR work for?
Fistful of Talent    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If HR focuses too much on the employee, it isn't fulfilling its responsibility to the company. But if you focus too much on the company, your employees will feel the pinch and the lack of attention, and be disengaged. It would seem that HR is in a pretty untenable position. A lose-lose situation if there ever was one. HR is constantly making decisions like whether to include a new employee engagement option to support the employees — even though they know it may cost the company money, and with no proof it will provide a return they could be bad stewards of the company's money. What to do? More

ABCs of documentation: Making an airtight case for termination
HR Morning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
What's the one thing companies need to have before they decide to part ways with an errant employee? You know the answer: Airtight documentation. Here are some tips on establishing a paper trail you can depend on as protection against legal backlash. There's just no overstating the importance of documentation when a company embarks on the process of firing an employee. More

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