The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers

Ask Snagajob – Asking candidates about their “reliable” transportation


“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


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


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?


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 […]

Search don’t stalk: social media in the hiring process


Somebody’s profile on a social media site such as Facebook or Instagram can provide you with a lot of insight into who that person is. Pictures of fun weekends and exciting travels, videos they’ve shared with friends, even the type of music they enjoy is on display for any and all to see. These are the same […]

More interview questions you need to ask


So you’ve posted your job and have found some applicants you could possibly hire. The next step is the interview process: the chance to meet the person behind the application and identify the right-fit candidate for your open position. Naturally, the most important part of the interview process are the questions you ask your candidate. […]

Guest blog: 3 tips for attracting college grads


Thinking back to when I first entered the workforce, I had a couple of internships under my belt and was eager to find a career that would jumpstart my life as a real adult.  I was drowning in a sea of endless online job postings with a bulleted list of job responsibilities and not much […]

Ask Snagajob: Should job postings be updated to increase interest?


“Ask Snagajob” gives employers the opportunity to get real answers to their recruiting and hiring questions. New “Ask Snagajob” posts will be shared every Wednesday on The Hourly Insight. Q: Should job posting copy be changed on a regular basis to increase interest? Have you found that when a posting has been out there for awhile […]

The case for applicants with too much experience


In the current job market, it’s not uncommon to come across an applicant who seems to have too much experience for your open position. An employer might think this applicant could get restless on the job or have trouble taking direction from management. Assumptions like these shouldn’t get in the way of you finding someone […]

Hire Millennials with a cause in mind


People are constantly trying to figure out how Millennials make decisions regarding purchase habits, eating habits and more. When it comes to knowing how this generation determines which job is a good fit for them, that’s something folks, especially employers, wish they had a grasp on. By 2020, 80 percent of the hourly workforce will […]

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