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    Developing Diversity in the Healthcare Industry

    Developing Diversity in the Healthcare Industry
    While it is no surprise that minorities are underrepresented across all industries, many companies are courting diverse individuals because they have learned that it is good for business. Research from a Sullivan Commision on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce has shown that when there are more minority doctors and nurses, the quality of healthcare for minority groups in general increases. Diversity ...
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    Top 10 Most Diverse Healthcare Companies

    Top 10 Most Diverse Healthcare Companies
    One thing is for sure, in Fortune Magazine's 2008 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, the healthcare industry is well represented. Hospitals and healthcare systems also top the list of the Most Diverse Companies to Work For. Not only are these great places to work because of the benefits, salary, and growth, the following employers offer unparalleled diversity. ...
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    Resources for Minorities in Healthcare

    Resources for Minorities in Healthcare
    People from minority backgrounds are often underrepresented in many healthcare occupations as well as in the upper ranks of healthcare organizations. "While ethnic minority groups continue to increase in absolute numbers and as a proportion of the general population (more than 25 percent), the number of professionally trained minority mental health providers and service researchers (currently around 8 percent) is not ...
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    Research a Healthcare Employer's Diversity Policies

    Research a Healthcare Employer's Diversity Policies
    The interview’s set, and now you want to know if your potential employer does more than talk about diversity. Use these tips to find out if the company has a proven commitment to hiring a wide range of people. For many hospitals, home-care agencies and other healthcare employers, providing care to diverse patients is a business imperative. Does the employer have ...
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    Wanted: Bilingual Healthcare Workers

    Wanted: Bilingual Healthcare Workers
    "I still don't know what they said to each other," a Texas nurse told NurseWeek magazine in 1999 after enlisting a hospital house cleaner to interpret for a patient who could not speak English. Today, as immigration increases and with the nursing shortage in full swing, the demand for bilingual healthcare workers is growing. The greatest need appears to be for ...
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    To Achieve Workplace Diversity, Go Beyond Good Intentions

    To Achieve Workplace Diversity, Go Beyond Good Intentions
    It's taken a while, but these days most companies understand that employing a diverse workforce is not only the right thing to do, it's also good business. But good intentions are one thing. Actually hiring and promoting men and women with varied racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions and sexual orientations is another. Here's how companies and workers can do what they ...
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    Diversity in Healthcare

    Diversity in Healthcare
    While African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and American Indians together represent more than one-fourth of the US population, they comprise less than 9 percent of nurses, 6 percent of physicians and 5 percent of dentists. Although more than 16,000 new students entered medical school in 2003, only 2,179 were African American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian. Meanwhile, by the middle of this century, the ...
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    12 Things to Never Say to Older and Younger Coworkers

    With the downturn in the US economy, workplaces are becoming more and more diverse age-wise. Older workers are working alongside younger workers as people at every stage in their health care career are getting laid off. With this generational gap among health care workers widening, there’s a lot of potential for miscommunication or differing perspectives. Though many people will absolutely ...
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    4 Obstacles Women Still Face in the Workplace

    [photo:64939] We’re only three months into the new decade and already a number of studies have jumped up to point out how far women have come in the workplace. For example: Wives earn more than their husbands, and more U.S. women than men actually have jobs. But despite these significant milestones, a few key obstacles remain — particularly in the workplace. ...
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