Dear ASHHRA & IFD Members,
Please place the following events on your calendar:
Webinar: "Wage and Hour Compliance"
When: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Time: 11:00am PT, 12:00pm MT, 1:00pm CT, 2:00pm ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: ASHHRA Members: FREE
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IFD 2010 Annual Conference
Institute for Diversity in Health Management
National Leadership and Educational Conference
"Changing the Culture of Health Care"
When: June 9 - 11, 2010
Where: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Click here for more information
Thank you and have a great weekend.
Diversity suffers in workplace, thanks to poor economy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Share
Minorities — and particular female minorities — are losing their jobs at a faster pace than
the workforce in general. African-American workers have lost jobs at a rate 50 percent higher than white employees over the last two years, according to the study prepared by Howard Wall, a St. Louis Fed economist and vice president. Wall found the gap is even more profound when unemployment is broken down by gender. MORE
|Sharon C. Allen
Marketing & Membership Manager
After gender bias, women face gender fatigue
Women have come a long way in the workplace, helped by legislation and the recognition by many companies that diversity and gender is something they should "get." But diversity's move into the mainstream corporate world has its disadvantages. It can make more subtle discrimination harder to spot and tougher to deal with. And news about gender often tells a different story to the happy corporate spin about
progress for women at work.
Creating an inclusive culture
You invest in diversity education programs for your staff in an effort to understand your existing patients, expand to new demographics, and reap the benefits of a diverse
workforce. But what can you do to create an atmosphere in your practice that will enable you to reap all the benefits of diversity in your office staff? An alternative approach might be to create a more inclusive "culture of diversity" through a long-term, relational approach that emphasizes an attitudinal and cultural transformation in which you break barriers by moving away from "managing diversity" toward "managing for diversity."
See why over 1,000 healthcare facilities use Position Manager® for Applicant Tracking and Onboarding. And how you too can identify good qualified candidates faster and speed the entire hiring process. MORE
Corporate boards that lack diversity underperforms
The California Public Employees' Retirement System's Investment Committee examined key financial metrics of Fortune 100 companies, including return on equity, return on sales and return on invested capital, and they found a correlation between diversity of gender/ethnicity and high performance. Specifically, the selected group of companies—those with a
"high ratio of diverse board seats," each of which have a corporate executive responsible for managing their diversity efforts—outperformed the Dow Jones and NASDAQ indexes over a five-year period.
LanguageMate to unveil private tutor medical Spanish at the Association for American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting
LanguageMate, the leader in the development of communication solutions for the health care field, announced it will unveil the academic version of its medical Spanish product at the upcoming Association for American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting. Private Tutor Medical Spanish is the first web-based language study tool of its kind funded
by the National Institutes of Health. The program was designed to create a resource that enables health care institutions to enhance quality of care, improve patient safety, and elevate satisfaction levels for both patients and providers.
Patient safety is a significant problem in this country. A critical step in addressing
this complex problem is measuring the workplace issues that foster a culture of patient-centered care and safety. Morehead’s Patient Safety Culture Survey assesses how well the organization focuses on patient safety and where improvement is needed.
Bisexual workers' issues tend to be ignored by employers
Bisexual workers feel invisible in the workplace and excluded from support networks, according to Stonewall. The organization has published recommendations for managers and HR professionals on supporting bisexual employees and developing bisexual inclusive policy and procedures.
Hispanics join forces to push for health care reform
Latin American Herald Tribune
Members of Hispanic organizations from all over the country
presented Latinos United for Healthcare, a platform to support the health care reform currently being debated in Congress and designed to inform Hispanics about changes in the system. The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, representing 29 organizations, and the League of United Latin American Citizens decided to create an organization to channel their efforts in favor of health care reform, which they said is at “the most critical time” in the debate in Congress.
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