• Paperless hiring: start with the basics - Imani Holmes

    This is the first in a four-part series to help employers learn more about hiring online and what it can do for them. We know employers have a lot of questions about moving their hiring process online. Concerns about security, time consumption and communicating with candidates are some reasons you might be reluctant to make…
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  • Snagajob survey shows role social media plays in job search - Imani Holmes

    Social media has become a part of our everyday lives.  Sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn keep users connected to their friends, family and beyond. These sites have also become popular tools for job seekers who have taken their search online.  We surveyed nearly 6,000 registered job seekers to discover exactly how they use…
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  • Five questions to assess your sourcing strategy - Nadine Jerome

    At the close of a year, we like look back and think: what could I have done better? It’s this reflection that fuels our resolutions for the coming year. If you’re hoping to build a better front-line workforce in 2013, the best place to begin your annual reflection is your sourcing strategy. We might sound…
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  • The secret to your franchisees’ (and you) sucess - Nadine Jerome

    Sometimes it’s good to do your own thing, while other times it’s good to take the lead from successful predecessors. When it comes to expanding your franchise concept, taking the lead from successful franchisors is the right approach. And successful franchisors know that a great hourly workforce is the key differentiator in a franchise. According…
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  • Hiring in the aftermath of the hotel bed wars - Susan Stavitzski

    Westin started a so-called “Bed War” that changed the face of the hotel industry. Ever since Westin introduced the Heavenly Bed in 1999 (which, interestingly, wasn’t driven by customer demand for luxury hotel bedding but rather was the byproduct of the hotel giant’s craving for attention), a luxurious bed is now an integral part of…
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  • HIRING: IT’S MORE FUN WHEN YOU WIN - Susan Stavitzski

    Hourly hiring has never been more like a sport – competition for talent is more intense than ever, and hiring managers are sweating it out worried that someone else will beat them to every all-star employee. And that’s because they have so many paper applications to sort through right now, with unemployment and turnover rates…
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  • WHAT, NOT USING THE CRYSTAL BALL FUNCTION ON YOUR CALCULATOR? - Imani Holmes

    No more nebulous uncertainty about what the future holds for your business. Your handy little solar-powered calculator may as well have a crystal ball function on it, being that you can use it to add up what your hiring process is going to cost. That will tell you, better than a palm reading ever could,…
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  • Man vs. Machine: The Jeopardy Hiring Metaphor - Imani Holmes

    As I write this blog, I’m two-thirds through watching “Jeopardy!’s” IBM Challenge, a three-night battle between storied past champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, and $7-billion IBM supercomputer Watson. And for the first two nights, technology has trumped – make that trounced – the human touch. Fifteen years after chess champ Gary Kasparov short-circuited Deep…
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  • Your Hourly Hiring Wish List - Imani Holmes

    My SnagAJob.com co-workers and I spend a lot of time talking to employers. We email, call, IM,  Skype, chat live at the Hire Minds Hourly Hiring summit, and recently we collected your feedback in a newsletter survey. I think one of you may even still have a pager. What’s this mean? We know your hopes,…
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  • 5 Ways to Hire Workers Faster - Imani Holmes

    All hiring managers have war stories about the perfect employee who  got away. Instead of calling that “once-in-a-million” applicant, maybe you were shoveling your snow-covered walkway, covering for an employee who called in sick, or you were home sick with the cold you got from shoveling the walkway. But now it’s too late. And that…
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