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Snagajob appoints Christian Campagnuolo to lead Marketing

Arlington, Va., January 21, 2015- Snagajob, America’s largest marketplace for hourly employment, announced today that Christian Campagnuolo has joined them as their new head of Marketing. Campagnuolo will lead all brand, creative and field marketing efforts to accelerate the growth of Snagajob’s national brand. “Snagajob is delighted to welcome Christian into the Snagajob family,” said […]

3 ways to reduce employee turnover

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It’s estimated that the cost of losing an employee in the first year is at least three times the employee’s salary.  The bottom line is employee turnover is expensive.  It is key to first identify the reason why employee leave then find ways to reduce turnover. Employees leave for numerous reasons from relationship issues to […]

What are some good, out-of-the-box interview questions?

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“Ask Snagajob” gives employers the opportunity to get real answers to their recruiting and hiring questions. New “Ask Snagajob” posts will be shared every week on The Hourly Insight. “What are some out-of-the-box interview questions I can ask that will give me more insight on a candidate?” – Brad K. You already have a list of essential […]

About.com: Top 18 Niche Job Sites for 2015

Snagajob is a great place for students, part time and transitional workers to find basic hourly employment in their area. The site contains a great number of temporary and ongoing retail, hospitality and service jobs and lists vacancies in order of proximity to your locale. Read more.

Meet the 2015 Hourly Hiring Summit keynote speaker!

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To bring in the sixth year of the Snagajob Hourly Hiring Summit, we are excited to announce the official keynote presenter, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, Walter Robb. Robb’s passion for organic, all-natural produce began over 40 years ago, gaining experience as a retailer, farmer and consultant throughout his career. Today as Co-CEO of the […]

Guest blog: Best practices for communicating with applicants

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You’ve designed an attention-getting job description with an amazing title and you’ve received great applicants. Now it’s time to provide them with a great applicant experience. Communication is the key element in fostering this. In a survey conducted by Startwire, 77 percent of candidates would think less of a company that didn’t respond to applicants. […]

Bloomberg TV: Mobile job hunting made easy

Peter Harrison, chief executive officer at Snagajob, talks with Betty Liu about the increasing amount of part-time jobs available in the U.S. and the move to mobile job hunting with their smartphone app. He speaks on “In The Loop.” Video.

Ask Snagajob: How can I find talent in my community?

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“Ask Snagajob” gives employers the opportunity to get real answers to their recruiting and hiring questions. New “Ask Snagajob” posts will be shared every week on The Hourly Insight. What are ideas for engaging in my community to find talent? Sometimes the employees you need are right there in your neighborhood. These are the people who are […]

Peter’s Take: The new technology of tipping

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Like many of you, I suspect over the last few years I’ve reduced my use on coins as plastic is accepted for more and more transactions. This year I’ve pretty much stopped using notes as well and judging by the people I talk to I am not alone. My smartphone has contributed to this and […]

Bloomberg: Holiday hiring breaking records as retailers pay out more

Seasonal job seekers using the website Snagajob.com are finding work in an average of 28 days this year compared with 45 days last year, company Chief Executive Officer Peter Harrison said. The Richmond, Virginia-based online matching service focuses on part-time and hourly positions. “There is a lot more activity by employers,” he said. “Clearly there is a very […]