The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers.

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 […]

The pulse on the seasonal search

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Excited job seekers are hitting the streets and the World Wide Web in search of the perfect holiday job. We recently asked over 1,000 employers in our 2014 Holiday Hiring Survey what they were looking for in a seasonal worker and what they are expecting to offer to […]

Snagajob Selected as Exclusive Sourcing and Talent Vendor for Growing National Discount Provider Star Business Partners

RICHMOND, Va., October 24, 2014 –Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, today announced a new partnership with Star Business Partners that will make Snagajob the exclusive vendor for hourly employment sourcing and talent management for all of Star’s members. Star Business Partners offers national discount programs that help its members […]

The tattoo factor

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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 […]