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If you promote from within, why aren’t you promoting that?

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Every quarter, Snagajob surveys our employers to get insight into a pressing question or hot hourly trend. This quarter, we asked our employers about their promotion and retention strategies and we stumbled upon an interesting situation. Nearly 80 percent of employers told us that they have a policy in place to promote from within. When…
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WRIC TV 8: Social media can help you land your next job

The trend of using social media in the job search is on the rise. But how can you use social media effectively? Watch now.  

Snagajob survey reveals hourly job seeker social media habits

Research finds job seekers nearly three times more likely to visit job sites’ social media pages compared to potential employers’ Social media is becoming a more popular tool for job seekers’, but few are seeking out employers directly on sites like Facebook to identify opportunities, according to a new survey on job seekers’ social media…
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Snagajob hires new CEO; founder to become chairman

The founder of online job search and software company Snagajob said he will maintain an active role in the company even though he is stepping aside as its chief executive officer. Shawn Boyer, who started Snagajob in 2000 and has led the often praised company ever since, is relinquishing day-to-day management duties to a 25-year…
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Snagajob’s growth spurs addition of all-star software executive as new CEO

Company founder to become board chair Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, today announced that Peter Harrison, the former chief executive officer at McLean, Va.-based GlobalLogic, a 6,000-employee global services company, has been chosen to succeed Snagajob’s founder and CEO, Shawn Boyer, as its next CEO. Boyer, who founded Snagajob…
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The Virginia Gazette: From snagging passes at W&M to snagajob.com

Shawn Boyer brought a hometown flavor to the initial Business Insight Seminar Wednesday at the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary. The CEO Of snagajob.com graduated from Lafayette High School and William and Mary, where he played wide receiver on the football team. In fact, he was introduced Wednesday afternoon…
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QSR Magazine: Zaxby’s franchisee joins up with Snagajob for hiring help

Snagajob, the largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, and Zax, Inc., Zaxby’s largest franchise group comprising 98 locations, announced a strategic partnership to help the franchise group recruit and hire even more high-quality hourly employees, from counter and kitchen staff to management. Read more.

Sports Backers: Snagajob recognized as Outstanding Company of the Year

Snagajob was recognized at the first-annual Active RVA Fitness Awards Luncheon, presented by Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc., as the ‘2013 Outstanding Company of the Year’ for the variety of innovative fitness and wellness programs that are available to their employees – including an on-site fitness center and locker rooms, indoor bike racks and company bikes…
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QSR Magazine: Snagajob says Millennials are no job-search slackers

Millennials are proving more ambitious in their job searches, re-engaging at a faster rate and applying for more jobs compared to older job seekers, according to Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers. Snagajob, which hosts more than 40 million registered job seekers and posts more than 250,000 hourly job listings…
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QSRweb.com: High-volume hiring questions asked and answered

When building a new product, companies can either do the majority of their research before testing the product with customers or they can test as they go, building a product in a constant state of discovery. Snagajob took the latter approach as we built ReadyHire, a solution that helps employers hire a large number of…
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