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Dec. 14, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Here are some year-end reminders from ASHHRA and IFD. IFD members, if you are interested in speaking at the ASHHRA conference in 2013, please also read the ASHHRA news below. ASHHRA members, if you are interested in the IFD 2013 Summer Enrichment Program, please take notice of the IFD news below.

Four important Dec. 31 deadlines:

  • Join ASHHRA today for $140 (regularly $160), and begin networking with your peers before the year ends. Use code: ASHHRAMBRJOIN12 when you check out. This code expires Dec. 31, so be sure you take advantage of this offer. More info here.
  • Register now for the ASHHRA 49th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2013, in Washington, D.C.. Register before Dec. 31 to take advantage of Premier rates, where you can save up to $75 on registration! More info here.
  • Deadline extended to Dec. 31 for you to submit your resources for the Diversity Toolkit. More info here.
  • Deadline Approaching Under Section 409A—In order to avoid penalties, employers should amend their deferred compensation plans and arrangements on or before Dec. 31 to correct any release timing failures in accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Requirements. More info here.
Jan. 4, 2013, is the new deadline to complete the ASHHRA Annual Conference Call for Presentations. Check it out to see if you could possibly be a part of the faculty in Washington, D.C. More info here.

If you have questions, please contact ASHHRA at or call us at 312-422-3720.

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

More info here.

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!



Building diversity from the ground up
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As corporate America embraces the business benefits of weaving diversity and inclusion into its organizational fabric, the role of the chief diversity officer is in the spotlight. These individuals have backgrounds in HR, marketing, finance, operations and an array of other business functions. But they all have one goal: To create customized diversity strategies that provide an advantage to their organizations. More

How to do diversity training right
Workforce    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you offer diversity training, congratulations: You care about promoting women and people of color, and you see the benefits that can bring to your organization. Unfortunately, you may be doing it all wrong. "Most diversity programs only focus on the experiences of women and people of color, and there is rarely any role for white men beyond making them feel guilty," says Jeanine Prime, vice president of research for Catalyst, a not-for-profit research firm focused on women in business. "Guilt is not productive in a training environment." More

How companies must adapt for an aging workforce
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The world's population is growing older, taking us into uncharted demographic waters. By 2050, over one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older, up from the current figure of one-seventh. The number of centenarians worldwide will double by 2023 and double again by 2035. Projections suggest life expectancy will surpass 100 in some industrialized countries by the second half of this century — roughly triple the lifespan that prevailed worldwide throughout most of human history. Business has been slow to plan for population aging, but delay won't be an option for much longer. More

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ADAAA could soon protect pregnant workers
Inside Counsel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Add pregnant women to the list of employees with conditions that may qualify for workplace accommodations. That's the message the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is sending to employers in its draft Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2012-2016. Among the "emerging issues" the commission plans to target is "accommodating pregnancy when women have been forced onto unpaid leave after being denied accommodations routinely provided to similarly situated employees." More

Preparing the workplace for 'deep diversity'
Scoop San Diego    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
By 2015, it's predicted that immigration will fuel half of all U.S. workforce growth; by 2035, this number may reach 100 percent. The good news for employers: These workers bring skills, experiences and cultures that can spark greater innovation and prosperity. More

How to expand acceptance policies to avoid employee discrimination issues
Smart Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Having diversity in the workplace not only brings a sense of harmony but also new perspectives that allow for creative development and collaborative innovation. Promoting acceptance and encouraging people with different backgrounds to be active in your company is just good practice — and it may keep you out of unwanted trouble. More

Create a culture where female leaders can thrive
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It has been an uphill battle to make room for women at the top, but investing in ways to recruit, retain and develop women is not only a fair business practice, it is smart business. These three initiatives can help. More

Build Your Strategic Workplace Diversity Management Plan
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Bias can sneak into hiring, mentoring
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Could someone named Jamal have more difficulty getting help from a mentor or attention from a higher-up than someone named Brad? That's a question that Katherine Milkman, assistant professor of operations and information management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, explored in a study. She says her own experience applying as one of the few female doctoral students in the computer science and economics departments at Harvard University helped inspire her interest in the subject. More

The time is now, the job is ours: Committing to diversity in the PA profession
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The physician assistants profession is on the cusp of unprecedented growth, with 50 or so new PA programs in the pipeline for accreditation in the next few years. This growth has been well-documented and widely reported, and it is the source of no small amount of excitement — and concern. More

Latinos least likely to have paid leave or workplace flexibility
Center for American Progress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Good jobs that offer paid leave and flexibility are associated with a variety of health and economic benefits. Unfortunately, people of color — especially Latinos — are less likely than their white counterparts to have access to these jobs. More

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