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Hire Minds 2014 kicked off

Yesterday was just like a holiday movie in Richmond, Va. We awoke with excitement and anticipation, still a little sleepy from the prior evening’s welcome reception, but ready to begin our full day of content and best practices sharing around the hourly hiring industry.

Monday morning kicked off with a presentation by Snagajob CEO Peter Harrison. Curious attendees discovered what Peter has been up to over the last year in the new role of CEO and what the vision for the company will be moving forward. Followed with just as much anticipation was the State of the Hourly Worker presented with TDn2K (Transforming Data into Knowledge). Scott Hicks, Director of Insight for Snagajob; Ann Macheras, Vice President of Research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; and Victor Fernandez, Executive Director of Business Intelligence and Knowledge for TDn2K gave attendees a full run-through on the state of federal labor, the restaurant market and hourly job seeker trends and insights. This sought after knowledge is perfect for impressing your industry peers.

After the jump start in the morning, we broke out into smaller groups to discuss topics including hard-to-hire markets, empowering employees, mobile trends and so much more. Attendees had the opportunity to not only hear from experts but share their stories and best practices in a collaborative environment as well..  

Pulling it all together, we intensely listened to Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon Inc. and learned from her experiences working through the hourly ranks and becoming one of the best women leaders in the foodservice industry.

Last but certainly not least, attendees couldn’t wait to check out the highlight of Snagajob headquarters. Whether it was riding the slide, catching up on bean bag hill or just grabbing a seat and listening to the live band, everyone had something they are looking forward to.

It’s certainly was a jam-packed day at Hire Minds!

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Susan is a product marketing analyst at Snagajob. When she's not planning events and engaging with employers, she can be found baking delicious treats, getting songs stuck in her head or hanging out with her husband and their mischievous dog, Lance.

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