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Nov. 30, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Here is your friendly reminder to register for these two informative webinars. Also, see below for your opportunity to possibly be a speaker at the ASHHRA annual conference in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2013.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: ASHHRA Post-Election Update: What's Next?
Date: Thursday, Dec. 6
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Carla Luggiero, Sr. Associate Director of Federal Relations, American Hospital Association
Steve Hodges, VP of HR, Regional West Health Services
Price: FREE for ASHHRA members | Non Members $39.99

The future of health care reform specifics will no doubt be affected by the outcome of the November elections. Join members of the ASHHRA Advocacy Committee and AHA Senior Associate Director of Federal Relations Carla Luggiero for a review of the consequences of the election during this timely webinar. Invite your colleagues to attend this webinar to receive the most critical policy issues affecting health care HR. Determine how the issues are likely to play out in the post-election landscape and prepare for the next four years.

Learning Objectives:
  • Explore the consequences of the sudden and dramatic budget cuts set to occur in January 2013 for health care providers (specifically, hospitals and health systems) and the future of the Medicare program
  • Determine what Congress will do after the election, with just a few weeks to come up with an alternative to the sequester
  • Gain insights about what to expect from organized labor and the NLRB following the elections
Register Now

ASHHRA Annual Conference Call for Presentations
The Call for Presentations for the ASHHRA 49th Annual Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C. is now open. Submit your proposal to become ASHHRA faculty and share your best practices, innovative solutions, and expertise with the health care HR professionals which will enable them to lead the way to achieve excellence in their organizations. Learn More

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

IFD Webinar
Topic: Annual Message from the President: The Institute in 2012 and in 2013
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 11
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenter:Frederick Hobby, President and CEO, Institute for Diversity Health Management
Price: Complimentary

This 60-minute webinar will discuss the highlights of the past year and provide a sneak peak of the Institute's plans for 2013, including some upcoming challenges facing health care.

Register Now



Diversity and inclusion articles needed related to health care HR best practices
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ASHHRA is looking for articles on your best practices/case examples on diversity and inclusion. With your permission, your article could be published in any ASHHRA publication. Simply check out the Publication Submission Guidelines and Topics and then complete the online Call for Articles. The "HR Pulse" magazine article deadline has been extended to Dec. 7. More

Employers still struggle to desegregate
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When Title VII of the Civil Rights Act was enacted in 1964, the hope was it would go a long way in desegregating the workplace. A recent study, however, suggests that progress has been a lot slower than many imagined. More

How to win over the skeptics
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Diversity has come a long way since its early days, but every shrewd diversity leader knows there is still much work to be done. The marketplace is changing rapidly, but attitudes are a different story. The task of influencing organizations to accept diversity as a business imperative can make diversity practitioners feel like they are detectives working a cold case. More

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New 'supervisor' definitions could increase discrimination lawsuits
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Is your pending discrimination case "frivolous" litigation? Many racial discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits could be thrown out as such next year, depending how the U.S. Supreme Court decides to clarify its definition of "supervisor" and "coworker." Justices recently held an oral argument to discuss whether a person without the ability to hire or discipline employees can qualify as a supervisor in racial, sexual and religious discrimination cases. An employer automatically assumes liability if a supervisor is accused of harassment; when a coworker is accused, the victim must prove neglect on the part of the employer to extend liability. More

Play to your strengths to boost compliance
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HR has a role to play in establishing an organization's compliance program and culture, according to workplace law experts. Breaking down cross-functional silos, building credibility by knowing relevant laws and drawing on existing competencies are the strengths and tools HR needs to use. More

Hey HR, don't forget about workplace communication
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Workplace communication is important to every organization. It's how ideas are shared, people are informed, success is recognized, and issues are addressed. Without communication, silos develop, and people are left in the dark. A lack of communication will have a negative impact not only on employee morale and customer service, but it will also reduce productivity. And as flexible work arrangements are on the rise, it is increasingly important to keep feedback flowing and communication regular. Having a strong internal network of communication in place will pay huge dividends. HR professionals should keep these suggestions in mind when thinking about improving internal communication. More

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Cyberbullies lurking in the workplace
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Researchers at the University of Sheffield and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom have released results of three separate surveys of employees questioned at several universities which find that about 80 percent of the 320 respondents said they had experienced work-related cyberbullying at least once in the previous six months, and 14 to 20 percent of them said this happened to them at least once a week. The findings have serious implications for HR professionals. More

How to make mid-life diversity meaningful
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A lack of engagement with corporate work is a growing reality for many boomers, and the boomer version of "mid-life crisis" is proving very different from that of the generation before, for whom the dream of recaptured youth brought to mind the cliche of red sports cars. For boomers, the desire for something different is often triggered by thoughts about giving back. More

Women receive more pay raises, but men get more money
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A new Pay Raise Index, launched by TribeHR, reveals that women received more pay raises than men during the first nine months of 2012, but men earned larger pay raises. TribeHR analyzed salary and workplace recognition data from 20,000 employees at 2,200 small to medium-sized companies and found that 7.4 percent of women received raises while only 6.2 percent of men received raises. However, when analyzing the size of pay raises, the TribeHR Pay Raise Index found that men were three times more likely to earn a salary increase in excess of 25 percent. More

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