• Why mobile matters in new hire onboarding - Ashley Robinson

    What the rise of mobile onboarding means for hourly employers. Call it the mobile expectation. You already know that job seekers have turned to their smartphones to search and apply for jobs. Job seekers value the agility of mobile channels compared to lugging around a laptop or maintaining a paper trail. They’ve come to expect…
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  • Online onboarding best practices - Ashley Robinson

    When you make the decision to move your onboarding system online, you are really making a decision to be more efficient. Streamlining the application process and the onboarding process saves you time and gives you peace of mind. Whether you’re using Snagajob’s electronic Onboarding system or another onboarding provider, there are a few best practices…
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  • Hire Minds highlights: where does technology fit in hiring? - Imani Holmes

    The  2013 Hire Minds summit is the only event held annually that specifically addresses the general practices and challenges of hiring for the hourly workplace. Leaders from different parts of the hourly industry, including restaurants and retail, come together to share and explore the best practices for maximizing the potential of hourly workers and those who employ…
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  • Myth busters #3: Paperless Edition - Imani Holmes

    This is the fourth in a series of blog posts helping employers learn more about hiring online and what it can do for them. Read the previous post here.  Myth – managing important forms online isn’t reliable Any employer knows that government paperwork is nothing to mess around with.  Mistakes on legal forms can lead…
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  • Veterans bring a lot to the table - Susan Stavitzski

    The Washington Post published an article last month highlighting how many war veterans are becoming franchise owners when their tour of duty is over. The article argues that the rule-based system in the franchise world is attractive to veterans and mimics the rule-based systems they were accustomed to in the military. The article points out…
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  • Bring hiring to a boil with tax credits - Imani Holmes

    At Snagajob, we strive to do everything “212” – an analogy derived from the fact that at 211 degrees water is just hot, but it boils when it reaches 212 (that one extra degree). By working that much harder, we help more of our members find the right positions and our employers build a more…
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  • GET YOUR HIRE ACT TOGETHER - Imani Holmes

    Recently we spoke with a franchisee who collected on tax benefits last year that were legislated by the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, which encouraged employers to hire certain previously unemployed workers (“qualified employees”). But he mined from only one of the two tax-credit mother lodes entrenched within it. The gap between what…
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  • JOIN THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON JOBS - Susan Stavitzski

    The entire country was talking about jobs well before President Barack Obama pitched his $400-billion-plus American Jobs Act to the nation on Thursday night. (See full text of the speech.) And while our reality still stings with recession, the folks at Snagajob feel that the nation’s collective rhetoric – simply the fact that we’re talking…
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  • With the HIRE Act Expired, Now What? - Imani Holmes

    When President Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act last March, it was meant as a spark to ignite hiring – not a permanent tax break for trigger happy employers. The $17.5-billion HIRE Act, which exempted employers from paying Social Security tax for qualifying workers, fizzled alongside New Year’s sparklers. And now…
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  • Are You Profiting From Your Recruitment? - Nadine Jerome

    From the time that org charts were drawn on cave walls, hiring has always been an expense – a rip current of spending that instantly erodes profit margins across the company. It doesn’t have to be that way. Hiring Fred Flintstone still doesn’t need to still cost 3,500 brontosaurus bones. If you’re constantly struggling for…
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