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Dec. 2, 2011

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Here are more interesting webinars for you.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Effective Policy Management: A Pre-Requisite, Not an Elective
Sponsored by: AHA Solutions
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 7
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 75 Minutes
Presenters: Mary MacGran, Corporate Compliance Manager, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Price: Free for ASHHRA members

Cedars-Sinai reveals how it tackled policy and procedure management control to enhance the delivery of healthcare services and improve employee satisfaction.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

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 President’s Message: The Institute in 2011 and 2012
Date: Monday, Dec. 12
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Presenter:Frederick D. Hobby and Christopher O. Biddle
Price: Free for all participants

The Institute’s President and CEO Frederick Hobby will provide Institute updates, new opportunities for members and non-members, as well as share Summer Enrichment Program success stories.

Click HERE for more information and to register.

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Cultural consciousness
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If the purpose of nursing school is to prepare students for real-life practice, then it must address the challenges of working with a multicultural population, says Sharon Grason, nursing instructor at Georgia Perimeter College. "If you work in an urban setting, it's a rarity that the patient in the bed will come from your same background," said Grason, MS, RN, CNS. "Cultural diversity is a growing part of nursing." Because she believed the nursing curriculum at GPC only skimmed the surface of cultural diversity, in 2010 Grason launched a senior capstone project to make nursing students more culturally aware. It's now the last course nursing students take before they graduate. More

Racial exclusion continues in employment
Diversity Executive magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate voted down the Rebuild America Jobs Act, the infrastructure portion of President Barack Obama's American Jobs Act, which would have invested $50 billion in infrastructure projects to improve the safety and effectiveness of the nation's highways, rail systems and airports. This would have created thousands of jobs in the construction industry, where minorities have a strong presence. More

Diversity training? There's an app for that
Diversity Best Practices    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After the release of the iPhone 4S, owners are testing the limits of Siri, the device's imbedded personal assistant, and channeling their inner Henri Cartier-Bresson with the new eight-megapixel camera that boasts a custom f/2.4 aperture lens. Yet, iPhone owners in the diversity space may be overlooking the role of this smart phone as a diversity training tool. Here, Diversity Best Practices takes a look at three free applications available for the iPhone that are enabling diversity awareness training on the go. More

New Jersey nurses charge religious discrimination over hospital abortion policy
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A dozen nurses in New Jersey have rekindled the contentious debate over when healthcare workers can refuse to play a role in caring for women getting abortions. In a lawsuit filed in federal court, 12 nurses charge that the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey violated state and federal laws by abruptly announcing that nurses would have to help with abortion patients before and after the procedure, reversing a long-standing policy exempting employees who refuse based on religious or moral objections. More

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Has diversity lived up to its promise?
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diversity and inclusion are instrumental for any organization that seeks innovation, creativity, and engaged employees. We don't need to make the business case for it; it is well accepted that a diverse workforce is essential to staying competitive in the global marketplace. In today's world, problems are complex, communication is global, and the environment is constantly changing. Diversity is no longer a luxury; it is a necessity. More

Pay-ratio battle wages on
Human Resource Executive Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Employers say compliance with anticipated rules from the SEC requiring organizations to provide information on the ratio of employee pay to CEO compensation will be difficult -- and possibly, extremely expensive to obtain. They also question the usefulness of such information. More

When Johnny or Janey comes marching home    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After enduring the dangers of Iraq and Afghanistan and the painful separation from family and friends, some returning veterans face another sobering reality: the challenge of finding and retaining a good job. Despite strong support among some employers for hiring veterans and protections offered by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, or USERRA, the current labor environment is difficult for both employers and veterans. More

Reverse mentoring cracks workplace
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Reverse mentoring cracks workplace The Wall Street Journal Share Workplace mentors used to be older and higher up the ranks than their mentees. Not anymore. In an effort to school senior executives in technology, social media and the latest workplace trends, many businesses are pairing upper management with younger employees in a practice known as reverse mentoring. The trend is taking off at a range of companies, from technology to advertising. More

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Complaints of religious discrimination in workplace are increasing
The Cleveland Plain Dealer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Northeast Ohio native Suhad Hasan, a hijab-wearing Muslim, says neither her head scarf nor her religion should be an issue where she works. More

Poll: Millennials' work ethic lacking
The Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The co-workers of 20-somethings are less than amazed with the younger generation's work ethic, according to a newly released poll. The survey of 637 working Americans was conducted on behalf of Workplace Options, a Raleigh, N.C.-based consulting firm. The results showed that 77 percent of workers believed the millennial generation have a different attitude towards workplace responsibility than other age groups. More

Gen Y women in the workplace: What employers need to
unlearn and relearn

The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The key to recruiting, supporting and retaining Gen Y workers may require unlearning what we "know" about this cohort and relearning the importance of flexibility, equality and inclusivity for business success. Recently, Business and Professional Women's Foundation released findings from a national survey on Gen Y women's workplace expectations and experiences. The responses from more than 660 women across the United States identified important challenges related to gender discrimination, work-life balance, and intergenerational workplace dynamics that employers cannot afford to ignore. More

Embracing disabilities in the workplace
Diversity Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Karen Kennedy Fink of the National Constitution Center spoke fondly of Gianna Jackson in her video. "Gianna has been a wonderful addition to the staff. She is personable and such an active member of the team. We really rely on her," Fink says. "She was a little reserved when she first came in, but since she's started, she's really opened up. It’s been fulfilling to see that."

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Embracing diversity seen as asset
The Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the diversity and social inclusion coordinator for Capital District Health in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Mohamed Yaffa spends his working hours promoting diversity within the ranks of the public health organization's 12,000 employees and the community it serves. Yaffa has been specializing in diversity since he came to Nova Scotia from Sierra Leone 11 years ago and started with Immigrant Settlement and Integration Services. More

As public sector sheds jobs, African-Americans are hit hardest
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Don Buckley is one of tens of thousands of once solidly middle-class African-American government workers — bus drivers in Chicago, police officers and firefighters in Cleveland, nurses and doctors in Florida — who have been laid off since the recession ended in June 2009. Such job losses have blunted gains made in employment and wealth during the previous decade and undermined the stability of neighborhoods where there are now fewer black professionals who own homes or who get up every morning to go to work. More

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