The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers

The tattoo factor


Tattoos are no longer exclusive to the arms and necks of sailors and bikers; it’s a culture that’s grown to include everyone from professionals to grandmothers. And since they are so much more common than before the negative connotations once tied to them don’t really exist anymore. This could be one reason Starbucks recently announced an […]

Peter’s take: Privacy but at what price?


There’s almost a news story every day of a company being ‘hacked’ and customers’ credit card and personal information being leaked to unwanted parties. Even some of the biggest companies who have been in business for years are susceptible to the growing number of online crimes occurring everyday. But it isn’t just retailers and restaurants who […]

Save the date for Hire Minds 2015

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Save the Date, Hire Minds 2015 kicks off in April Circle the dates and block your calendar, the 2015 Snagajob Hire Minds Hourly Hiring Summit is kicking off for it’s sixth year April 26-28.  We can’t wait to once again bring together hourly hiring thought leaders for full days of networking and best practice sharing […]

Search don’t stalk: social media in the hiring process


Somebody’s profile on a social media site such as Facebook or Instagram can provide you with a lot of insight into who that person is. Pictures of fun weekends and exciting travels, videos they’ve shared with friends, even the type of music they enjoy is on display for any and all to see. These are the same […]

Deck the halls early with a holiday hiring infographic


This year marks the seventh annual release of Snagajob’s Holiday Hiring survey. A little more than 1,000 employers let us know they intend to hire the people they need for the holiday season. This year’s survey revealed insights on seasonal hiring habits, the role social media can play in hiring decisions, and more. Click below […]

More interview questions you need to ask


So you’ve posted your job and have found some applicants you could possibly hire. The next step is the interview process: the chance to meet the person behind the application and identify the right-fit candidate for your open position. Naturally, the most important part of the interview process are the questions you ask your candidate. […]

Ask Snagajob: Having employees recruit on social media


“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. Q: How do I ask my employees to promote working at our location on their social media channels. – Thomas Z.  A: During the recruiting process, social media can […]

Guest blog: 3 tips for attracting college grads


Thinking back to when I first entered the workforce, I had a couple of internships under my belt and was eager to find a career that would jumpstart my life as a real adult.  I was drowning in a sea of endless online job postings with a bulleted list of job responsibilities and not much […]

Ask Snagajob: Should job postings be updated to increase interest?


“Ask Snagajob” gives employers the opportunity to get real answers to their recruiting and hiring questions. New “Ask Snagajob” posts will be shared every Wednesday on The Hourly Insight. Q: Should job posting copy be changed on a regular basis to increase interest? Have you found that when a posting has been out there for awhile […]

Snagajob’s Seventh Annual Holiday Hiring Survey Reveals 2014 Seasonal Hiring Trends and Tips for Employers and Job Seekers

Survey shows 89 percent of hourly employers plan to hire for the holidays as companies like Wal-Mart and UPS announce stronger seasonal hiring goals for 2014 RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 23, 2014) – Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, today announced results from its seventh annual Holiday Hiring Survey. The survey […]