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Franchise Fever Part I: It’s going around!

I’m in charge of registration for a youth football association (Go ‘Cats!) in the Metro Richmond, Va., area where I live and where my fabulous company is headquartered.  The day registration opened in March for the 2011 season, I went straight to my neighborhood Cook-out, a drive-through restaurant chain that opened here recently. It’s where […]

Surprise! (It’s Small Business Week)

We hope someone brought you a cupcake with a candle, a mylar balloon with a happy face or at least dropped an extra Sacagawea dollar in your tip jar. After all… it’s Small Business Week! It’s your week, whether you realized it or not. We’ve been working on your present for months, and no, it’s […]

Fun with Assessments

Assessments may not pack the heat of the batting cages, the cardiovascular whimsy of Wii tennis or the flip-floppy freedom of an all-expense-paid, six-day, seven-night Bahamian cruise. But they can still be fun. They free up your time by helping you hone in on right-fit candidates at a glance, the type of candidates who work […]


Over the past 10 days, I’ve traveled more than 3,000 miles up and down the East Coast, much of this with my wife riding shotgun. Because we’re expecting our first child in about three months, her backseat-driving baby bump caused minor detours and major pit stops. The breakneck, hyper-speed “how-fast-can-we-get-there” mentality was traded in for […]

30-year technology veteran joins Snagajob board of directors

Infor chairman Jim Schaper brings technology, operations experience to hourly workforce management company RICHMOND, Va., April 20, 2011 –, the nation’s largest online community of hourly workers and the leading provider of hourly workforce management solutions, today announced that it has named a 30-year technology veteran, entrepreneur and experienced chief executive to its board […]

Franchise Group Drops Turnover Rate 32%

Every once in a while, we like to publish a client case study highlighting a compelling hiring success…   Meet the client Lafayette DQ® Restaurants owns and operates five Dairy Queen® locations in Indiana, and will be opening a sixth location this year. Client challenge The Client was getting too much of a good thing: […]

SnagAJob Welcomes Staffing Heavweights

We’re loading up the welcome wagon once again and wanted to share the big news. Two of the nation’s top 10 staffing companies, Aerotek and the Select Family of Staffing Companies, are now working with SnagAJob to fill their open positions. These fresh jobs, which are spread across several industries and include many management roles, […]

Fuel Your Referrals

The only thing better than a hard-working, loyal employee is a hard-working, loyal employee with a ton of friends looking for fresh gigs. With nearly 90-percent of employers ranking referrals as the No. 1 source for above-average candidates, the more ways you facilitate these referrals, the stronger your referral pipeline will be. Every day thousands […]

Trend Spotting: U.S. Economy Surges, Hiring Lags

From captains of industry to the mom and pop fruit stand owners, all domestic businesses owners need to pay careful attention to what our trading “frenemies” are doing across the pond and around the world. After all, if that tomato exporter south of the equator drops prices 10 percent, it may be enough for Farmer […]

Learning from the College Sports Coaching Carousel

SnagAJob is headquartered in what’s become the nation’s temporary college hoops hotbed: Richmond, Va. If you intently follow March Madness wearing face paint, own a TV or investigated why your worker productivity decreased 20 percent the past few weeks, then you might have seen that Virginia Commonwealth University made a storied underdog run to the […]