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Tips for structuring an effective interview

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Having an efficient hiring process is key to the success of every organization. Being able to find, interview and hire can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Identifying which applicants to interview and structuring an interview that will ensure you make the more informed hiring decisions can be even trickier. These tips will give you […]

Say thanks with Snagajob Salutes You!

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Do you have an employee that is constantly going above and beyond their duties, striving to support their co-workers every day and providing great customer service? We want to help you show your appreciation with our Snagajob Salutes You initiative, a special recognition program in honor of Employee Appreciation Week (March 2-6). Nominating a great employee […]

Are the best applicants getting overlooked because they don’t have degrees?

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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. “Are HR recruiters letting their best applicants get overlooked because the company only wants to hire people with degrees?” – Terry K. In the hourly marketplace, the characteristics […]

3 ways to reduce employee turnover

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It’s estimated that the cost of losing an employee in the first year is at least three times the employee’s salary.  The bottom line is employee turnover is expensive.  It is key to first identify the reason why employee leave then find ways to reduce turnover. Employees leave for numerous reasons from relationship issues to […]

What are some good, out-of-the-box interview questions?

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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 some out-of-the-box interview questions I can ask that will give me more insight on a candidate?” – Brad K. You already have a list of essential […]

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 […]

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