The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers

Guest blog: 3 tips for attracting college grads

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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 […]

Snagajob Named on Great Place to Work® 2014 List

Marks the seventh consecutive year that Snagajob has been included on the list RICHMOND, Va., September 18, 2014 – Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, today announced it was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 […]

Do you have hiring questions? We have answers!

We’re always looking for new ways to improve The Hourly Insight, a blog devoted to recruiting, hiring and engagement in the hourly marketplace. In our efforts to create great content, we’re always find ourselves wondering what questions employers might have when it comes to finding the hires they need. And that’s when we realized the […]

The case for applicants with too much experience

In the current job market, it’s not uncommon to come across an applicant who seems to have too much experience for your open position. An employer might think this applicant could get restless on the job or have trouble taking direction from management. Assumptions like these shouldn’t get in the way of you finding someone […]

Quick question about the ACA and employee status

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Enrollment for the Affordable Care Act will re-open starting Oct. 7 until Dec. 31, so you still have some time to figure out what healthcare choice will work best for your business and employees. Common questions about the ACA tend to be about how someone qualifies as a certain type of employee and how that […]

Hire Millennials with a cause in mind

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People are constantly trying to figure out how Millennials make decisions regarding purchase habits, eating habits and more. When it comes to knowing how this generation determines which job is a good fit for them, that’s something folks, especially employers, wish they had a grasp on. By 2020, 80 percent of the hourly workforce will […]

Peter’s Take: Connecting people to people

I talk to employers about recruiting almost every day and one of the things I often hear is how they know within the first 30 seconds if someone is likely not a fit. The CEO of a major US bank once shared, “I won’t hire someone who has not smiled in the first 30 seconds.” […]

Younger workers want flexible schedules to assist their juggling act

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What is a benefit to today’s workers? Pensions, vacation pay, retirement funds? None of these are what job seekers are searching for. So what’s importance? A flexible schedule. Something that seems so simple but can be lost in the shuffle. This is something that cannot be lived without in today’s marketplace. With the impact of […]