Many developing leaders start out with the goal of making an army of workers and junior leaders who are like the clone armies from the last set of Star Wars movies – where every soldier looks and acts the same as the leader they were created to emulate. It sounds cool and probably boosts your ego, but it is not a very effective strategy for developing a healthy team of employees and supervisors who can accomplish significant goals. Diversity in hiring can have substantial benefits.
Why? Because no one is all-knowing and has all the skills necessary to individually complete all aspects of the business (and even if you do, you will eventually hit the limits of your time and [...]
The Hamilton Hiring Survey, conducted in November, examined the hiring intentions of Iowa businesses for the first half of 2014. The results indicate that Iowa employers are feeling less optimistic than they were just six months ago.Key Findings:
Optimism for hiring has stalled for first half of 2014 Some layoffs have crept back into the forecast Retail hiring a positive trend Hiring Authorities are seeing tight supply for workers in some industries Healthcare costs, unresolved budgets, debt ceiling, red tape and taxes still negatively impacting hiring decisionsAnalysis:
The Hamilton Hiring Survey for the first half of 2014 indicates that Iowa employers’ overall [...]