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A Health Care Human Resources Thought Leader Forum: 2020 has been a year filled with protests against racial, social and criminal injustice, sparked by the killing of George Floyd. The ongoing pandemic has also amplified the disparities in health care resulting from structural inequities. This confluence of circumstances has made it imperative for health care providers to gain a deeper understanding of our nation’s history of oppression and accelerate their efforts to eliminate the systemic racism that continues to put the lives of so many people of color at risk.
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[WEBINAR] Health care companies spend billions on leadership development to help physicians, nurse leaders and staff professionals become more effective managers. Unfortunately, research shows that most leadership development is ineffective when not tailored to business strategy. Rather than one-size-fits-all leadership training, they need to help leaders learn relevant skills to achieve specific organizational objectives. This webinar will provide attendees with a proven and systematic method for improving organizational performance based on the latest research in adult learning, neuroscience and strategic talent management that involves: identifying critical strategic leadership competencies; assessing leaders’ capacity to meet demands; and quickly developing strategy-critical competencies. The presenters will review recent research that focuses on leaders and leadership development during and post COVID-19. Attendees will learn to build leadership development into daily work schedules, match leadership development strategies to the needs of individual leaders, and build leadership programs around what it will take to make their business successful.
ASHHRA What's New
[PUBLICATION] The Labor Activity in Health Care Report is a semi-annual publication available to ASHHRA members, developed in collaboration with IRI Consultants. The report includes analyses of national, regional and state representation petitions and elections as reported by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The report also includes articles written by labor experts about relevant and timely labor issues impacting employers and the workplace.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
[WEBINAR] Learn how to avoid Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Strategy Derailment and explore solutions to get DE&I fully aligned with a health provider’s business objectives.
HR Pulse Article
[HR Pulse Article] By the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA) IFDHE is committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of background or zip code, have equitable access to quality health care. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, reports indicate that communities of color across the nation are experiencing higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths than other groups. For example, in Chicago, reports have indicated that African Americans account for 44% of all COVID-19 positive test results and 56% of recorded virus-related deaths. However, African Americans constitute only 32% of the city’s population.
HR Pulse Article
[HR Pulse Article] By Karen Thomas Since COVID-19 emerged in the United States in early 2020, preventing the spread of infection in health care settings has been a top priority for health care leaders. Amid concerns about the risk of transmitting the virus in hospitals and other care settings, there is at least one piece of good news: Although this coronavirus is new, the techniques for cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces are not. And environmental services (EVS) professionals were well equipped to take on the challenge of COVID-19.
HR Pulse Article
[HR Pulse Article] By George Liothake, CHHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Over the past decade, there have been a lot of conversations on how our country has grown to be more and more divisive. There are debates over guns, abortion, wearing masks during a pandemic, however, the one area that is consistent across blue and red states is the support for marijuana legalization. Across the country, there is an avalanche of marijuana legalization laws.
HR Pulse Article
[HR Pulse Article] By Matt Jaye The current COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges for health care employers. Hospitals and health systems have experienced a surge in emergency room and critical care activity, resulting in increased hiring for positions such as ER doctors, nurses, respiratory specialists and lab technicians. Since the beginning of the pandemic, job postings for in-demand health care roles have increased 35%, according to LinkedIn. At the same time, a fall in demand for elective procedures and routine medical care has resulted in employee furloughs at more than 260 hospitals across the country.
HR Pulse Article
[HR Pulse Article] By Linda Thompson, MBA, and Deborah Hicks, M.A. How HR professionals can guide organizations through the uncertainty of our “new normal.”
On-Demand Educational Webinars
[ON-DEMAND WEBINAR] In the age of COVID-19, cyber criminals have not been hampered by social distancing. In fact, the new online world and massive unemployment insurance claims have only increased cyber criminals opportunities to conduct fraud using stolen identities. False unemployment insurance claims have increased dramatically as the economic impact of COVID-19 forced millions of Americans onto the unemployment rolls – and stolen identities readily circulate on the dark web. This on-demand webinar will equip you with the necessary tools needed to protect yourself and your team from the very real threat of unemployment fraud.
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The 2021 Health Care Talent Scan will help you better understand the latest forces and trends affecting health care human resources. Based on a review of reports, studies and other data sources from leading organizations and researchers, it provides workforce insights you can use to guide your organization forward during this time of uncertainty and continued transformation.
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[ON-DEMAND WEBINAR] Health care workers have been at the center of the COVID-19 crisis since its beginning. Although the number of new cases and deaths slowed to a degree, they are rising again, keeping these courageous and dedicated workers on the front lines. They responded heroically while enduring a great deal of stress and pain. They received expressions of gratitude and homage from their communities...but was that enough? What have we learned and what can we do in this next phase in support of health care workers? This presentation will examine what was done and what should be done.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
[ON-DEMAND WEBINAR] This interactive webinar is designed to help health care leaders find new strategies for recognizing their care team for heightened appreciation and engagement. Speakers Cynthia King, Ph.D., and Kathy Boswell will introduce the REWARDS model of implementable recognition practices, such as rounding to actively notice opportunities for recognition and reflection exercises to strengthen recognition initiatives.
Guides/Reports
Development of this compendium has been led by a recently formed AHA Board Task Force with input from many members of the association. While it is not intended to be an all-inclusive resource and will evolve over time as we learn more, it provides important questions and checklists to consider moving forward.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
[ON-DEMAND WEBINAR] Ethnocultural empathy is empathy towards racial and ethnic minorities, and is a requisite competency in eliminating racial/ethnic health disparities. This webinar will provide participants with a few key applications from the new, research-informed curriculum at the George Washington (GW) School of Medicine and Health Services. To create this new curriculum, GW faculty led a mixed-methods study to determine course format and content most suitable for teaching and assessing empathy among traditional and non-traditional learners working with racial and ethnic minorities in a range of health care settings.
ASHHRA What's New
ASHHRA collaborated with the attorneys from Littler to discuss the long term effects COVID-19 will have on health care HR. This episode discusses leveraging staff across the industry to care for COVID-19 patients. Topics ranged from sharing staff between sister organizations, reallocating staff within a facility, bringing in travelers and staff from other parts of the country and how organized labor contracts were applicable needed to be modified for the sake of the patients.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
[ON-DEMAND WEBINAR] In this on-demand webinar, participants will hear how Healogics, a national wound care organization, rolled out a culture-based initiative that increased employee engagement which drove positive business outcomes and better patient care. The speakers will share how this multifaceted program, which included 10,000 hours of training, was created, adopted and deployed throughout a distributed workforce. Employee experience has a huge impact on business goals and significantly affects the patient experience. This webinar will help you develop a culture that can successfully impact care and outcomes for your patients.
Webinar Recordings
ASHHRA recognizes that health care human resources will not be immune to the inevitable change from the COVID-19 pandemic. With feedback from ASHHRA members and questions collected from the ASHHRA Exchange online community, ASHHRA collaborated with the attorneys from Littler to discuss the long term effects COVID-19 will have on health care HR.
On-Demand Educational Webinars
[ON-DEMAND WEBINAR] An informative and engaging webinar outlining the basics of the FMLA, ADA and workers compensation, and then applying them to a factual scenario involving health care workers to provide attendees with a practical understating of what they should consider when an employee asks for leave and/or is injured on the job.
ASHHRA What's New
On Monday, June 14, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia ruled that sexual orientation is covered under Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act Of 1964. This is an impactful opinion related to equal rights, at the federal level, and a 6-3 vote is also considered a significant victory which could keep it from being challenged in the future as the court changes.