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Small Business Saturday spotlight: Randi Benoit of HomeInstead

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With Small Business Saturday coming on Nov. 29, we decided it would be the perfect opportunity to sit and down chat with some of Snagajob’s small business customers and learn more about the work they do in their community. We had a great interview with Randi Benoit, the hiring manager for HomeInstead Senior Care in […]

Getting in the Small Business Saturday® spirit

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Forget about Black Friday, the real kickoff of the holiday shopping season is on Small Business Saturday! Started by American Express in 2011, Small Business Saturday® is celebrations of local business across the nation, contributing to the growth and success of their communities. Celebrating its fifth year on Nov. 29., it promises to be another […]

Ask Snagajob: How can I make applicants comfortable during the interview

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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. How can I make applicants more comfortable during the interview process? – Fred I. If you think the interview process is overwhelming for the employers, just imagine how […]

Three elements of a good job posting

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So you have to write a job posting. It can’t be that hard right? You probably remember the job posting you read for the position you currently have. So why is it now that you need to fill a position, it seems so difficult to put words on paper? No need to worry. Here are […]

Ask Snagajob: How can I give critiques without hurting feelings?

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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. How can I give performance critiques to someone who has a great attitude? I’m fearful this will hurt their spirits? – Henry T. Critiquing someone, especially an employee who seems […]

7 easy productivity hacks every manager should try

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As the leader of a team, it’s your job to set good examples for the employees who work for you. The people you hire and manage look to you when they want to get a better idea about how they should talk to customers, how they should interact with team members, and how productive they […]

Ask Snagajob: How do I introduce a new hire to our close group?

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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. My workers have been with me forever but now we need to hire, how do I introduce a new hire to a tight group? – Karen N.  It’s […]

Guest blog: Four application red flags

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You begin looking for applicants for a new position and the floodgates open with hundreds of applications.  Your time is valuable and you want to be able to weed through applicants and find the cream of the crop.  Applicant Tracking Systems such as HiringThing offer features like applicant tagging, which can help you rate, sort […]

Snagajob names Mike Fulkerson Chief Technology Officer

RICHMOND, Va., October 31, 2014- Snagajob, America’s largest marketplace for hourly employment, announced today that Mike Fulkerson has joined them as their new chief technology officer. Fulkerson will lead Snagajob’s technology and engineering organization to drive innovation and accelerate new product offerings. “Snagajob is thrilled to welcome Mike as our new CTO,” said Snagajob CEO […]

Ask Snagajob – Asking candidates about their “reliable” transportation

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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 questions can I ask about transportation?  I have a lot of employees who have to rush out to make the last bus whether the job is done or […]