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Nov. 18, 2011

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Another member benefit. We hope you are able to participate in the complimentary webinars.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: ASHHRA Labor Update
Sponsored by: IRI Consultants and Jones Day
Date: Thursday, Dec. 8
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 75 Minutes
Presenters: Mike Paruta, Carla Luggiero, Jim Trivisonno, and Roger King, Esq.
Price: Free for ASHHRA members | $24.99 for non-members

This educational webinar will explore current trends in labor and employee relations. These experts will examine how recent developments will impact your organization.

Register Today

IFD Webinar
Topic: The Indian Healthcare System
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Presenter: Dr. Leland Leonard, Chief Executive Officer
Price: Free for Institute members | $80 for non-Institute members.

In this webinar, Dr. Leonard will provide an overview of the Indian healthcare system, its unique structure and its particular challenges.

Register Today

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Happy Thanksgiving!



Educated and jobless: What's next for millennials?
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The Occupy Wall Street protests in several cities around the country have turned a spotlight on the growing frustration among the millennial generation, a group that has suffered crushing student loan debt and high rates of unemployment. Lindey Loftin is part of that generation, but the 27-year-old is not unemployed. In fact, she says she loves her job, is well paid and has no college loan debt. Her employer actually paid for a portion of her education.

Diversity can enrich workplace
Voice of America    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As in many offices around the United States, people of different backgrounds work at the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington D.C. Richard Regan, a Native American, joined the IRS a year ago. A member of the Lumbee-Cheraw tribe, he's often surprised at how little people around him know about Native Americans. More

Blog: Medical schools neglect gay and gender issues
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Several years earlier, the middle-aged patient with long dark hair had come in for a routine operation. The doctor had evaluated her before the operation, learned that she was a homemaker and met her husband. But on the morning of her operation, as he pulled down the sheets to begin inserting the urinary catheter into his now sleeping patient, he was startled to discover that the patient was not exactly who he had assumed she was. She was transgender. More

Herman Cain's sexual harassment charges aren't just a 'distraction'
U.S.News & World Report (Blog)    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sexual harassment in the workplace means pressuring someone for sex in exchange for better treatment at work. It also applies to a work environment so categorically hostile and deliberately sexually provocative that it makes it difficult at best for employees to work or succeed. It's really not that difficult to figure out. More

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Young, female and unemployed
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
New research finds half of young women reported being unemployed for at least one month during the recent downturn — twice the rate of young men — but the survey's methods incite some questions. And then there is the question of whether childbearing skews the numbers. More

RNIB: Hire diverse talent for better results
Recruiter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Employers have been urged to embrace diverse recruitment because of the strong link between workplace diversity and competitive advantages, by the Royal National Institute of Blind People's employment campaign officer Philip Connolly. More

Generation C: Ready for tomorrow's workers?
Talent Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Generation C is the newest generation to soon enter the workplace. First dubbed Generation C by Booz & Co., its members are born after 1997 and called Generation C for their focus on connectivity, communication and collaboration. More

California passes law banning credit checks as screening tools
HR Morning    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In what's becoming a minitrend, California has passed a law prohibiting the use of credit checks in employment. The state's Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a state law banning the practice. The EEOC held hearings on the practice some months ago. At that session, several speakers testified that the use of credit histories in the employment context can have a disparate impact on a range of protected groups. More

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Perceived racism may impact African-Americans' mental health
Medical Xpress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While previous studies have found links between racism and mental health, this is the first meta-analysis on the subject focusing exclusively on black American adults, according to the study published online in APA's Journal of Counseling Psychology. "We focused on black American adults because this is a population that has reported, on average, more incidents of racism than other racial minority groups and because of the potential links between racism and not only mental health, but physical health as well," said lead author Alex Pieterse, Ph.D., of the University at Albany, State University of New York. More

Diversified announces 2012 Leaders in Health Care Scholarship program: Now accepting applications
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Diversified, a national firm specializing in retirement plans and an Institute for Diversity in Health Management sponsor, has announced the 2012 Leaders in Health Care Scholarship program and is now accepting applications. The Diversified Leaders in Health Care Scholarship is available to first- and second-year graduate students pursuing degrees in healthcare administration. The national scholarship program recognizes minority individuals who exhibit leadership skills and can demonstrate financial need, a commitment to community service and academic excellence. More

US Census: Paid leave for new mothers sharply divided by Education
International Business Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While more than 50 percent of new mothers who gave birth between 2006 and 2008 received paid leave, a new analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau found that less educated women are substantially less likely to receive paid time off following the birth of their first child. More

Poll: Most baby boomers expect to work after 65
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For generations, 65 has been America's traditional retiring age. But for the baby boomers retiring at that age may not be realistic. According to a poll by the Associated Press and, a website for the middle-aged, among baby boomers, 73 percent plan to work past retirement — a number that's up six percent since March.

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Silicon Valley fights to keep its workforce diversity data secret
CNN Money    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Every U.S. company with more than 100 employees is required to file a one-page form each year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an independent federal agency. Called the EEO-1, the form categorizes U.S. workers by their race and gender. CNNMoney filed a Freedom of Information request in August seeking EEO-1 data from 20 companies: The tech industry's 10 biggest firms by annual sales and 10 smaller but influential firms, including Facebook and Twitter. The EEOC denied the request in full, saying it is legally prohibited from releasing that information. More

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