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Meet the 2015 Hourly Hiring Summit keynote speaker!


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


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?


“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


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 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 […]

Small Business Saturday spotlight: Randi Benoit of HomeInstead


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


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


“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 […]