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Nov. 2, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Be prepared for the workforce of the future. This ASHHRA webinar will assist you in identifying future health care leaders. The IFD 2013 Summer Enrichment Program could assist you in identifying diverse candidates for future employment. Take the time and register now.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: The Science of Finding and Developing Exceptional Leaders: Measuring Critical Competencies
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Gil Sullivan, Director of Talent Management, HealthcareSource
Dr. Frederick Morgeson, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor, HealthcareSource
Mark Rosenthal, Manager, Recruitment & HR Administration, Northside Hospital
Price: FREE for ASHHRA members

Developing leadership skills within a hospital is critical in dealing with today’s health care challenges. Hear how Northside Hospital applied behavioral science to identify and develop their top leaders — resulting in a 20 percent improvement for new hire retention.

Dr. Fred Morgeson, Ph.D. and Scientific Advisor for HealthcareSource, reveals the science behind behavioral assessments. Mark Rosenthal, Manager, Recruitment & HR Administration at Northside Hospital, shares its success using HealthcareSource Leadership AssessmentSM to improve their onboarding and employee retention process. Learn a complete approach to measuring key competencies such as critical thinking, innovative thinking, and openness to change. An overview of Leadership Assessment will also be provided.

You will learn to:
 • Identify the top ten competencies you can measure for leadership
 • Hire for HCAHPS competencies
 • Identify future health care leaders
 • Develop incumbent leaders for success
 • Prescribe specific solutions to enhance on-the-job performance.

Register Now

Premier Registration: Save up to $75 before Dec. 31!


The Institute for Diversity is now seeking host sites for the 2013 SEP Season. The SEP is an immersive 10-week internship in your hospital for minority MHA graduates from June to Aug. 2013. Many hospitals use it as a pipeline to identify diverse candidates for future employment. Meet tomorrow's superstars of hospital administration, today!

For members of ASHHRA, the Institute is offering a $500 reduction to the administrative fees for the first five hospitals that register for the 2013 Season. Included with that is a complimentary membership with the Institute for one hospital for the rest of 2013. Contact Education Specialist Chris O. Biddle at or 312-422-2658 to get registered today!



Adopt these strategies to help advance diversity
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Across the U.S., organizations are seeking diversity of culture, thought, race, ethnicity, gender, etc., to bring enhanced decision making to their boards and C-suites. Yet the reality often falls far short of the aspirations. Organizations that embrace and are proactive in promoting robust diversity initiatives are better positioned to attract and retain highly skilled leaders who bring cultural competence to the table. Here are some challenges faced by the health care industry as well as tips to move the diversity dial. More

SHRM: First-ever diversity and inclusion standards will be released by early 2013
Bloomberg BNA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The first-ever national standards creating foundational understandings and certification processes for corporate diversity and inclusion programs will be released in a matter of months and could be operational next summer, senior executives of the Society for Human Resource Management said during SHRM's recent 2012 Diversity and Inclusion Conference. More

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Access to top talent drives business diversity efforts
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Companies may be coming around to a business case for diversity and inclusion. Sixty-three percent of firms cited "access to top talent" as a main driver behind their diversity and inclusion initiatives, ahead of more traditional motivations like "fair treatment" (60 percent) and "public pressure" (21 percent), according to a new study. The findings indicate that companies are taking a more progressive view on workplace dynamics, says Lisa Blais, co-leader of the firm's U.S. Diversity Council. More

A growing focus on pregnancy discrimination
Human Resources Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While a patchwork of federal laws already prohibit discrimination against employees affected by pregnancy or childbirth, recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuits, as well as its recently announced enforcement plan, show a growing focus on defending mothers' rights in the workplace. More

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8 workplace rights you may not know about
U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do you know what rights employees have at work? You might assume that you can rely on your employer to follow the law in every circumstance, but in fact, many employers violate labor laws, often simply through ignorance. It pays to know what workers' rights are. More

The 10 do's and don'ts of conducting employee background checks
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most people might find it unseemly were you to run background checks on your potential dates prior to asking them out. But the same does not hold true when hiring a new employee. While taking a chance on a blind date might result in a bad evening, there's absolutely no doubt that making a wrong hiring decision can haunt your company, your other employees and your client base. The practice is so important that nearly seven out of 10 organizations claim they conduct criminal background checks on all job candidates. More

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It's time to rethink human resources, the key to employee morale
Fast Company    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Somewhere along the line everything started to change. Instead of seeing employees as people, some companies started to think of them purely as resources or commodities. Companies have to make tough choices. And some of those will undoubtedly involve their employees. When that happens, it's critically important for both morale and talent retention to evaluate everyone on your team as individual contributors — not line items on a spreadsheet, percentages or some predetermined dollar amount. Instead of focusing solely on the numbers, companies must take a more holistic approach to broader staffing issues by looking at 360-degree feedback, performance reviews and the impact those changes will have on specific departments and the organization based on each individual. More

Many American workplaces are becoming more segregated
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on an affirmative action case that once again raised the contentious question of how best to create equal opportunity for all Americans. Interestingly enough, many on both sides of the debate over the University of Texas' use of race in college admissions seemed to accept that the United States has been steadily growing towards greater equality over the past generation. But research just completed for a new book, "Documenting Desegregation," tells a different story. In many workplaces, the United States has fallen off the path to equal employment opportunity, with racial and gender segregation on the rise in many firms and industries. More

How to navigate a difficult hiring landscape
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There are two groups few employers consider a legal risk, but which are a source of considerable interest with federal and local legislatures and regulators — the unemployed and those with problematic credit revealed in pre-employment credit checks. It is axiomatic: Employers are seeking candidates who are most qualified for an available position. Equally popular is the belief that past performance is one of the best indicators of future performance. With these tenets in mind, there is a growing concern that employers automatically exclude unemployed workers when filling an open job. More

Workplace bullying is all too real, victims say
Orlando Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Bullying has been around since the first schoolyard. But its fledgling cousin, workplace bullying, is a work in progress with legal and academic experts seeking to define it, even as employee complaints of bullying grow. Employers have been left flat-footed by the new species of worker grievance. About 5 percent of employers have recognized bullying as a unique problem and only 3 percent have taken steps to address it, according to a survey conducted by the Workplace Bullying Institute in Bellingham, Wash. More

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