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Dec. 29, 2010
 
 
 
As 2010 comes to a close, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity, a look at the most accessed articles from the year. The news brief will resume publication Jan. 14, 2010.


Male sexual harassment is not a joke
MSNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
We often talk about sexual harassment against women in the workplace but for this column I'm going to address the growing problem of sexual harassment against men in the workplace. Are you laughing? You probably are. That's what happened recently when I discussed the topic with friends and colleagues. Few seem to take this issue seriously. But for quite a few men, sexual harassment is indeed becoming a serious issue. More



Defining diversity: Beyond race and gender
NPR    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Just about every medium or large U.S. company talks about its dedication to diversity, whether in a prominent section of its Web site or in its corporate mission statement. But the definition of what, exactly, these firms mean by diversity is often vague. Only 30 percent of human resources professionals say that their company even has an official definition of diversity, according to a 2007 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. More

Culture of caring: Hospitals reaching out to region's cultural diversity
Orlando Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
At Orlando Health in Florida, manager of Language Services and Cultural Development Marisol Romany has come up with her own "cultural toolkit" for working with patients of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. In African-American families, elders provide information and advice. Muslim Arabs prefer dying patients be faced east towards Mecca, their holy city. More

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Religious differences at work can affect employees
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The increasing diversity of America's work force means that people of all cultures and religions are now working together. But how do people who practice a religion different from their co-workers rate their overall experience at work? More

If breastfeeding mother prefers bathroom, what should you do?
HR.BLR.com    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Under an FLSA amendment included in the Health Care Reform Act, employers must provide "a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child." The law requires that employers provide a private place, which may not be in the bathroom. … What if the employee would prefer the bathroom? More



Who's still biased?
The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you work at a large company, and especially if you manage other people, chances are you've gone through diversity training. The vast majority of the Fortune 500 and, by some estimates, the majority of American employers offer diversity training programs for their employees. Many make such training mandatory. The amount of money spent on it in the United States runs into the billions. More

Millennials accused of lax work ethic say it's not all about 9-to-5
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The millennial generation — about 50 million people between ages 18 and 29 — is the only age group in the nation that doesn't cite work ethic as one of its "principal claims to distinctiveness," according to a Pew Research Center study, "Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change." The Washington-based nonprofit group found that young adults and their elders agree: Baby boomers and Generation Xers have better work ethics and moral values than those in their 20s. More

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DOL announces new pay equity and workplace flexibility initiatives
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During a recent White House Middle Class Task Force forum, hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced several department initiatives designed to end wage discrimination while improving pay equity and work/life balance. "Pay equity is a core family issue," said Solis. "More money in a woman's paycheck means a working family not having to choose between paying the mortgage, buying groceries, or buying necessary school supplies." More

Age bias complaints surge in bad economy
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After getting laid off from her job at a private school, Joyce Kalivas-Griffin was heartened to see virtually the same job open up at another school in her area. Kalivas-Griffin, 57, applied for the job, but heard nothing. Then the job was posted again, and she applied again, this time submitting a resume that she had edited to mask her age. The second time, she said she was called in for an interview, but eventually lost out to a younger candidate. Kalivas-Griffin doesn't think that the other candidate was any less qualified, but she does think that her own age played a role in not getting the job. More

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How 5 generations can work together
Troy Media Corporation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Historically, the workplace consisted of two groups: the old-timers and the know-it-all, young hotshots. "The old-timers were the traditionalists, about-to-retire, stuck-in-the-past old-schoolers; the youngsters were the big-idea interlopers destined to climb the management ladder," said Larry Johnson, Phoenix -based workplace training experts. Today, the workplace mix is a lot more complicated, according to the Johnsons. For the first time in history, there are five generations working side by side: the traditional generation (born pre-1945), baby boomers (born 1946-1964), generation X (born 1965-1980), generation Y (1981-1995), and the linkster generation (born after 1995). The Johnsons report that each generation has been influenced by the major historical events, social trends, and cultural phenomena of its time. More
 


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