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Overcoming Barriers to Developing and Retaining Diverse Talent in Health-Care Professions

LAURA MORGAN ROBERTS, STACY BLAKE-BEARD, STEPHANIE CREARY, BEVERLY EDGEHILL, and SAKSHI GHAI

Health-care organizations face a number of challenges with respect to the effective development and retention of diverse talent. In the United States, they continue to face rising labor shortages and increased cost of operations, and in response, these organizations seek innovative ways to develop competitive advantage. Yet few organizations have developed practices for successfully attracting and advancing underrepresented minorities in health care.

In this chapter, we present the findings of an empirical study of Black and Hispanic American health-care ...

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