The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers.

Recognizing your MVP in the workplace

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With the Superbowl approaching, everyone is waiting to see who is the best of the best. Take a few pointers from the NFL and find the star players on your team. Four out of five millennials think they deserved to be recognized for their work and crave regular feedback. Therefore, taking the time to acknowledge […]

New hire paperwork – without the paper or the work

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Finding that right-fit employee is the fun, exciting part. Having them fill out a mountain of paperwork to get started – not so much. And because there’s a lot involved, it can be easy to overlook a section, forget a part or have something filled out incorrectly. Not only can it all get confusing, but the […]

Keeping employees engaged while saying goodbye

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With the busy holiday season winding down, many of your seasonal workers are probably getting ready to leave. While 88 percent of employers have told us they want to keep at least some of their temporary workers on staff after the holidays, it is inevitable that many of your workers will move on: the students […]

4 ways to stay popular with job seekers

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The hiring market is currently pretty tight for employers. With the improving economy it’s becoming harder to recruit and retain those top tier workers. The hourly-paid market can be particularly difficult to navigate with high turnover and a constantly changing market. We’ve spent a lot of time researching and studying hourly job seekers to see what […]

How to motivate your employees on Black Friday

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Black Friday can easily be something that is dreaded by your employees, or looked forward to by your excited staff. You just have to make sure you are taking the right steps before and during the big day so that the day isn’t as scary as the media makes it out to be. We know […]

What are some signs an employee is going to quit?

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“Ask Snagajob” gives employers the opportunity to get real answers to their recruiting and hiring questions.  “What are some signs an employee is going to quit?” -Sarah P. Handling employee turnover can be a tough, ongoing process. Typically, it’s unexpected, which can leave a burden on you and your team. Catching the warning signs that […]

How to give your employees independence without losing control

As we all are celebrating our nation’s Independence Day, it’s also a good time to consider ways to give your employees independence too. You may be slightly apprehensive, but it can be mutually beneficial. Employees will feel empowered and motivated, while gaining valuable leadership skills. You, on the other hand, will be able to establish […]

4th Annual Hourly Gig: Do you have a rockstar on staff?

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At Snagajob, we know that there are many hourly-paid workers are trying to make ends meet while trying to break into the music industry. Each year, Snagajob teams up with a famous musician to give those workers a shot at playing their music for thousands. We’ve had a landscaper, makeup artists and a police officer […]

Guest blog: Best practices for communicating with applicants

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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. […]

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 […]

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