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Hiring lessons from the 2012 NFL draft


If you’re a big NFL fan like me, the only thing that saves you from the Super Bowl blues (that sad feeling in the pit of your stomach driven by the long wait before next year’s season) is the mid-spring reminder of our pigskin pastime: the NFL draft. The first round is the most exciting…
Read more The one left off the list: hourly employees’ influence on consumer decisions

The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) 2012 Restaurant Industry Forecast recently identified the top five elements that drive a consumer’s decision when choosing which quick-service restaurant (QSR) to frequent: food quality, value for price paid, service time, convenient service/delivery and convenient ordering options. Each of the items on the list can make or break your restaurant’s…
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Most inspirational job search story? Jeremy Lin’s recent celebrity not enough for a win

Snagajob poll finds basketball star’s rise less inspirational than homeless man turned stockbroker RICHMOND, Va. – As if there was any doubt that Linsanity was over, a recent survey has found  that the New York Knicks guard is in the back of the pack when it comes to improbable, come-from-behind stories. Instead, Chris Gardner – the…
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U.S. News & World Report: 4 tips for helping your teen land a summer Job

By April, many high school students are already longing for summer. Prom and final tests are mile markers along the homestretch of the school year, and they’re also cues for teens to start searching for summer jobs. Before the recession, many employers were begging for workers, says Rick Parker, senior vice president of marketing for…
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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Success through values

Henrico County-based Snagajob, one of the Richmond area’s fastest-growing companies, adopted a core set of values centered on the words “collaborative, “accountable” and “passionate.” The online job search and software development company also uses “360” performance assessments in which employees and leaders are judged based on how well they uphold the core values. Read more.

Work It, Richmond: What we learned at TechCrunch

What do you get when you put more than 100 entrepreneurs, innovators and journalists in Snagajob’s offices and ply them with beer and food? Insights, tips and idea sharing. Here are some of the most interesting things we learned during TechCrunch’s first Richmond meetup, hosted by Snagajob. Read more. 10 signs that the job market is improving

Job growth hasn’t been as robust as many were hoping for (I’m looking at you, March jobs report) and projections are that it will take at least until 2014 to regain the millions of jobs lost during the recession — even longer, if the March pace turns out to be a trend and not an…
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Get your E-Verify ducks in a row

ducks in a row

If you search for news on E-Verify – the federal government’s system that verifies information provided in the Form I-9 and determines an employee’s eligibility to work in the United States – you won’t be short on results. U.S. law requires that employers only employ those who may legally work in the United States, and…
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Virginia Business: Shawn Boyer, Snagajob founder and CEO, named Robins School of Business Executive of the Year

Shawn Boyer, founder and CEO of Snagajob, will be honored as the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business Executive of the Year at the school’s annual Honors Convocation on April 10. Boyer will speak about “Leading a Purposeful Life.” Read more. Virginia is for TechCrunchers: DC, Norfolk, and Richmond, here we come

Just a reminder: starting April 9 TechCrunch will be hitting Virginia for a barnstorming tour of three cities – DC on Monday, Norfolk on Tuesday, and Richmond on Wednesday. You should have already RSVPed (did you?), you should have already picked out what you’re going to wear (did you?), and you should have your pitch…
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