The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers.

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 […]

The pulse on the seasonal search

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Excited job seekers are hitting the streets and the World Wide Web in search of the perfect holiday job. We recently asked over 1,000 employers in our 2014 Holiday Hiring Survey what they were looking for in a seasonal worker and what they are expecting to offer to […]

The tattoo factor

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Tattoos are no longer exclusive to the arms and necks of sailors and bikers; it’s a culture that’s grown to include everyone from professionals to grandmothers. And since they are so much more common than before the negative connotations once tied to them don’t really exist anymore. This could be one reason Starbucks recently announced an […]

Peter’s take: Privacy but at what price?

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There’s almost a news story every day of a company being ‘hacked’ and customers’ credit card and personal information being leaked to unwanted parties. Even some of the biggest companies who have been in business for years are susceptible to the growing number of online crimes occurring everyday. But it isn’t just retailers and restaurants who […]

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