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Hourly Worker Powerhouse Snagajob Secures $100 Million in Funding

Major Investment To Fuel Growth as the Company Further Mobilizes The Hourly Workforce ARLINGTON, Va. – February 4, 2016 – Snagajob, America’s largest marketplace for hourly work, has completed a $100 million Rho Acceleration-led investment with NewSpring Capital and the Invus Group. The company will use the proceeds to expand its product offerings and fund select…
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Customer service skills: 9 basics every worker needs

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Work history, personality, availability – all things to consider when hiring potential employees. But what matters most for your business? When you’re finding your “A” team, take into account what will translate into benefits for your customers as well. While the customer may not always be right, they do keep your business going. And one,…
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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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Employment news from the 2016 State of the Union

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                During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama made it clear that he is very proud of steps the economy has made during his terms in office. While there were no new major economic policy announcements, he did recap accomplishments and reiterate his stance on…
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Hour Minds update: Call for presenters & Early Bird pricing

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                  The annual Hour Minds Hourly Hiring Summit is just a few short months away! This year’s conference will be held April 27-29 in historic Alexandria, VA and is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.  Join some of the biggest brands in hourly hiring…
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Workforce trends: 9.3 million hourly jobs added by 2024

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2016 is approaching fast and so are changes in the hourly employment industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) just released employment projections to predict workforce trends for the next decade. The forecast is based on assumptions of a 5.2 percent unemployment rate in 2024 and labor productivity growth of 1.8 percent annually over 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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Time to register for the 2016 Hour Minds conference!

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Join some of the biggest brands in the hourly hiring industry for two days of learning, networking and insights on how you can attract, hire and retain the best employees for your business. This year’s conference is shaping up to be the biggest one yet and will be held in historic Alexandria, VA on April…
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Give thanks to hourly workers this holiday season – #HourlyThanks

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‘Tis the season where we express how thankful we are for our family, friends and loved ones. It is that very important time of year where we remind ourselves – and each other – how appreciative we are that different people and things in our lives are making a difference and making an impact. And…
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