The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers.

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 find talent in my community?

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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 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

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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 […]

Getting in the Small Business Saturday® spirit

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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

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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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