The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers

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 […]

Intern Project: Goodwill Workshop

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Part of my intern experience this summer was completing a project with four of my fellow interns. The task was to find an opportunity for Snagajob in the local community. So our first idea was to connect with a local organization that focuses on helping people get jobs, that’s how we came into contact with […]

Data: What is quality?

If you struggle with turnover, you’re probably wondering how you can get employees to stay on longer. This month we asked Snagajob job seekers to find out the top reasons for quitting a job and what factors employees want in a quality job. Check out the results and discover how you can create a job […]

The Part-time Problem

How do you treat your part-time workers? Part-time workers are being faced with increasingly harsh scheduling practices, such as not knowing shift hours until a day before work or hiring more workers when current employees do not receive enough hours. This often impedes arranging childcare or working around a class schedule, but the government is […]

A second thought on recruiting Millennials

You’ve probably had your fill of articles and advice concentrated on the differences of the Millennial workplace. You’ve probably also heard a lot about the “common” characteristics of this workforce: constantly craving for special treatment on the job, desperately needing positive reinforcement and so focused on that “dream job” that they become blind to opportunity. […]

Giving student support the old college try

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Starbucks recently announced that they would be reimbursing the tuition of baristas taking online classes with Arizona State University, without requiring the participating employees remain with the company. The popular coffee chain has found a smart way to encourage employee loyalty while bolstering their own brand identity. Ok, so you might not be able to […]

Give peace a chance: resolving employee conflict

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Conflict between employees is inevitable in pretty much any workplace. As an employer, there are two things you can do to handle the situation: carefully address the heart of the problem or just ignore it completely. Turning a blind eye may seem like a simple solution but is likely to lead to even more tension. […]

#SucceedWithHashtags

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The pound key became the hashtag and the hashtag became so much more. Beginning as a tool used to easily group Twitter subjects, hashtags have evolved into a powerful form of communication which can bridge the gap between consumers and businesses to create a conversation. Your employees can be a huge brand resource on social […]

Getting comfortable with social media

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So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge into social media – good for you! Welcome to a world filled with fast-paced connections and opportunities to showcase what your business and brand is all about. But with so many different channels and ways to communicate, where exactly is the best place to start? Before you […]

Zero-tolerance of an unsafe workplace

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Whenever you think about the safety of your workplace, you probably have all the bases covered: fire drills, cleanliness, security. But what about your employees and how safe they feel when they come in to work? Do they ever feel discriminated against or made uncomfortable by co-workers’ comments? If the answer to this question is […]
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