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Dec. 28, 2012


As 2012 comes to a close, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) and the Institute for Diversity (IFD) would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide you a look at the most popular articles this year. The Diversity eNewsBrief will resume normal publication Jan. 11, 2013.



Diversity in the workplace: 5 ways to help your team perform better
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From Feb. 24: When we think of diversity, most of us first think of race, ethnicity, gender and age. We think of the legendary Louis Armstrong's lyrics from his song, "What a Wonderful World," that allude to the notion: "The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people going by." Yet, diversity in organizations is a much broader spectrum than that. It encompasses diversity in passions, talents, personality, motivations and experience, to name a few. More

The future of HR
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From May 4: Human Resource leaders should rethink their traditional roles if they want to become — or remain — effective leaders of their organizations. It requires understanding some key issues affecting HR as well as adapting the tools of other functions for its own uses. More

8 significant healthcare work force trends
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From Feb. 24: It's no secret the industry's labor force is possibly its most costly expense. But with the lack of professionals and a disconcerting future, the fears surrounding the healthcare labor force are extending beyond cost. More

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Generation Y: The new kind of workforce
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From Jan. 27: Fifty percent of world population is under 30 years old. Generation Y is the first generation to grow up with technology; they experience technology even before romance enters their lives. They are digital natives — their whole social lives are on social networks. And that impacts their behaviors, attitudes and expectations ... especially their expectations toward future employers. It seems that money isn't one of the primary motivators for this generation. More

Tightening the diversity divide in healthcare leadership
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From March 9: While a majority of healthcare professionals believe in the strong benefits a diverse leadership team would bring to their organization, less than 15 percent believe hospitals have taken the plunge in closing the broad diversity gap within the last five years, according to a new report published by Witt/Kieffer, entitled "Diversity as a Business Builder in Healthcare." More

Psychiatric disabilities in the workplace
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From Aug. 24: Psychiatric disabilities are considered just as legitimate as physical disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act. Here's how human resources can best handle these sensitive situations when they arise for workers. More

Obama administration pushes drug testing in workplace, but not for everybody
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From April 20: The government wants businesses to drug test their workers to boost productivity and reduce health care costs, according to the recently released 2012 National Drug Control Report. But not everyone in America should have to pee in a cup, according to a spokesman for the Obama administration agency that issued the report. More

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Graying workforce creates more complex world for employers
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From Feb. 24: The economic forces reshaping the global economy are prompting many companies to pay new attention to an often overlooked form of diversity: The age of their workers. Since 1980, the median age of American workers has been steadily increasing, as the flood of baby boomers who entered the workforce in the '60s and '70s remain in their jobs. More

Study: Generational differences in the workforce matter    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From March 9: LifeCourse Associates has released "Why Generations Matter," a new research report that uncovers what each generation values in an employer and how well the needs of different generations of workers are — or are not — being met by companies' personnel/HR management strategies. More

Generation Y, take a bow
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From Feb. 10: Whether it's a conscious decision or simple dependence on our own experiences, each of us probably has been guilty of generational discrimination in the workplace at one time or another. The people who sacrificed through The Great Depression and braved World War II looked down their noses at the baby boomers, the post-war generation. The boomers were up in arms in the 1990s when Generation X began flexing its muscle and every worker over the age of 30 probably has the same sort of issue with the members of Generation Y. But the simplest explanation is the simple fact that we all think we know what's best. More

eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity
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