The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers.

Ask Snagajob: Should job postings be updated to increase interest?


“Ask Snagajob” gives employers the opportunity to get real answers to their recruiting and hiring questions. New “Ask Snagajob” posts will be shared every Wednesday on The Hourly Insight. Q: Should job posting copy be changed on a regular basis to increase interest? Have you found that when a posting has been out there for awhile […]

Do you have hiring questions? We have answers!


We’re always looking for new ways to improve The Hourly Insight, a blog devoted to recruiting, hiring and engagement in the hourly marketplace. In our efforts to create great content, we’re always find ourselves wondering what questions employers might have when it comes to finding the hires they need. And that’s when we realized the […]

The case for applicants with too much experience


In the current job market, it’s not uncommon to come across an applicant who seems to have too much experience for your open position. An employer might think this applicant could get restless on the job or have trouble taking direction from management. Assumptions like these shouldn’t get in the way of you finding someone […]

Quick question about the ACA and employee status


Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act will re-open starting Oct. 7 until Dec. 31, so you still have some time to figure out what healthcare choice will work best for your business and employees. Common questions about the ACA tend to be about how someone qualifies as a certain type of employee and how that […]

Back-to-school roundup


The students are coming! The students are coming! Actually, they’re probably already here. And if you’re trying to do some recruiting while school is in session, there are a few steps you can take to grab students’ attention. Luckily, we have a collection of blog posts devoted to just that topic so we decided to […]

Employee quitting? No problem with these tips.


There’s nothing better than a happy employee, eager to contribute to the success of your business. On the other hand, an employee who’s ready to quit can be an employer’s worst nightmare. An unexpected exit can leave you scrambling to fill a position or looking to other employees to cover the remaining workload. But alas, […]

My Intern Experience

I can’t believe it’s the last week of my internship here at Snagajob. Looking back four months ago, I was just getting out of class when I got the call from Snagajob telling me I got the job of content intern. I was so excited. I mean, this was the office with the slide in […]

Hot Summer Jobs: Lifeguard

Lifeguarding for the summer has long been the dream job for many outdoor-loving adolescents. This summer was no different – applications for jobs with the title “lifeguard” increased 252 percent from 2013. Lifeguarding is more popular than ever with applicants, which is why it is so important to have an appealing job posting and description. […]

The Hourly Gig 2014: Strike a chord with your employees


This week, Snagajob was beyond pumped to kick off the third annual Hourly Gig contest, which gives aspiring musicians the chance to show off their musical chops on a national stage. Submissions have already begun to roll in as hourly workers and job seekers send in videos of their solo acts, bands and more. The […]

Snagajob Taps Country Music Maverick Chase Rice for the Third Annual Hourly Gig Music Contest

Open submissions begin today; Contest winner to perform on stage as Rice’s opening act in Denver on September 5 RICHMOND, Va., July 14, 2014 – Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, today announced the call for submissions for its third annual Hourly Gig contest, which gives aspiring musicians the opportunity […]

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