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Dec. 18, 2009
  Dear ASHHRA & IFD Members,

Happy Holidays from ASHHRA and IFD.

IFD Webinar: How to Successfully Manage the Multigenerational-Multicultural Workforce
Faculty: RW Consulting Group
When: On January 20, 2010
Time: 2 p.m. CT
Price: Members and Non-Members, and for three or more people from the same organization
Content: Learn to enhance communication, resolve conflicts, improve patient/customer relations, retain a diverse staff, and set measurable criteria for meeting organizational goals, all within the context of today's increasingly complex cultural work environment.
Click here to register and for more information.

If you would like more information on ASHHRA and IFD learning and education opportunities, visit our Web sites at and

Have a great weekend.

Sharon C. Allen
Marketing & Membership Manager
Fred Hobby

Culturally competent guide to holidays in the workplace
Diversity Inc.    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's that time of year again. Co-workers are adding red and green to their business suits and their desks, others are bringing in baked sweets and bosses are planning the yearly soiree. But what about those in the office who don't celebrate Christmas? Diversity Inc asked experts for advice on how to keep the corporate festivities respectful and fun for all. More

Access to medical school 'not widening'
BBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Government attempts to widen access to the medical profession are failing, according to a report by doctors. The British Medical Association found that from 2003 to 2008, the number of medical school students from low-income backgrounds had risen by only 1.7 percent. More

Diversity in workplace means business
KNDO-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on
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When you look around at the people at your job, does everyone look like you? The Tri-Cities chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management addressed diversity in the workplace. An expert in the field, Eric Peterson, says studies show that businesses and organizations that include a diverse group of people prove to be more successful, financially and in innovation. More

Overwhelmed by applicants? Find the right person for the right job quicker.

See why over 1,000 healthcare facilities use Position Managerģ for Applicant Tracking and Onboarding. And how you too can identify good qualified candidates faster and speed the entire hiring process.

The 2010 boomer job squeeze
CNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For the 1.6 million unemployed Americans between the ages of 55 and 64, this holiday season is one big Bah Humbug!  Another way to examine this demographic group is to count the percentage of those who are actually still employed: 59.9 percent in November. Thatís down versus October and an eight-year low for this large and active age group. It suggests that the real number of 55-64 year-olds who may want to work but donít officially feature in the jobless count is way more than 1.6 million. More

Morehead Associates
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. Moreheadís Patient Safety Culture Survey assesses how well the organization focuses on patient safety and where improvement is needed.

Nurses work to prevent infant mortality in U.S.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
About one in eight babies is born before 37 weeks in the U.S., according to the March of Dimes. But preventing prematurity has been an elusive goal for maternal and child health practitioners and public health policymakers. Prematurity is caused by complex factors, including an increasing number of multiple births resulting from fertility treatments and delayed child bearing, a rising number of unnecessary cesarean sections and inductions, teenage pregnancy, and the gaping economic, social, and health disparities between whites, blacks, and other minority women, according to the March of Dimes. More

NPR creates new senior management role focused on diversity
Media Bistro    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
NPR has appointed Keith Woods, dean of faculty at the Poynter Institute, as its Vice President, Diversity in News and Operations. In this newly created senior management role, Woods will lead the development of NPR's vision and strategy for diversity, and will play a central role in its implementation across the NPR newsroom, throughout the organization and in the public radio community as a whole. Woods has been consulting with NPR for the past several months, and will join the NPR staff full-time in February 2010. More

Build Your Strategic Workplace Diversity Management Plan
Create an inclusive and sustainable culture and work environment using SHRMís FREE two-phase diversity planning tool. Walk through the elements of an effective plan and view sample documents. Access Tool Now!

Court ruling clarifies position on employees objecting to aspects of their work on religious grounds
HR magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lillian Ladele was a registrar whose orthodox Christian beliefs on marriage meant she did not wish to participate in conducting civil partnership ceremonies. She claimed that her employer's treatment of her - she has now resigned - was both direct and indirect religious discrimination and also that she was harassed by her gay colleagues who accused her of being homophobic. More
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