The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers.

Why mobile matters in new hire onboarding

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What the rise of mobile onboarding means for hourly employers. Call it the mobile expectation. You already know that job seekers have turned to their smartphones to search and apply for jobs. Job seekers value the agility of mobile channels compared to lugging around a laptop or maintaining a paper trail. They’ve come to expect…
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Online onboarding best practices

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When you make the decision to move your onboarding system online, you are really making a decision to be more efficient. Streamlining the application process and the onboarding process saves you time and gives you peace of mind. Whether you’re using Snagajob’s electronic Onboarding system or another onboarding provider, there are a few best practices…
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Summer hiring strategy: Job seeker search trends

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Getting ahead on your summer hiring strategy isn’t just something we recommend, it’s a requirement for those hourly businesses looking to stay competitive. With the influx of consumer demands, an increase in hiring needs over the summer is something we see every year. To help you flush out your summer hiring strategy, we took a…
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Three tips for kicking off summer hiring

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For some of you, snow may still be on the ground, but you’ve got the summer season on your mind…and not just for the obvious reasons. For hourly employers, summer is one of the busiest times of the year for your business: consumers are shopping more, eating out more, taking more vacations and overall, really…
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Finders, keepers: The harsh reality of hourly hiring

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Finders, keepers. Losers, weepers. That’s how the saying goes and it certainly rings true in hourly hiring. Recruiting the right workers for your business is no easy task. In an industry known for high turnover rates, retaining workers is no walk in the park either. A good mix of both will lead you to a…
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New hire paperwork – without the paper or the work

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Finding that right-fit employee is the fun, exciting part. Having them fill out a mountain of paperwork to get started – not so much. And because there’s a lot involved, it can be easy to overlook a section, forget a part or have something filled out incorrectly. Not only can it all get confusing, but the…
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Keeping employees engaged while saying goodbye

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With the busy holiday season winding down, many of your seasonal workers are probably getting ready to leave. While 88 percent of employers have told us they want to keep at least some of their temporary workers on staff after the holidays, it is inevitable that many of your workers will move on: the students…
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4 ways to stay popular with job seekers

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The hiring market is currently pretty tight for employers. With the improving economy it’s becoming harder to recruit and retain those top tier workers. The hourly-paid market can be particularly difficult to navigate with high turnover and a constantly changing market. We’ve spent a lot of time researching and studying hourly job seekers to see what…
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Going mobile: Hiring for the future generation of workers

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From computers to tablets to mobile devices, our access to information never ends. Not only do we want constant access to information, but we have come to expect it. And this is especially true for millennials. One could argue that the younger generation, many of whom make up your workforce, aren’t even interested in “going…
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Finding the right fit has never been so simple

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Finding that perfect job candidate is like online dating. You read their profile and qualifications and make a quick determination on if you want to meet in person. But, what if you had more than what’s on that standard profile, to save you time and energy while still finding your perfect match? We’ve developed an…
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