The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers

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 […]

Peter’s Take: Connecting people to people

I talk to employers about recruiting almost every day and one of the things I often hear is how they know within the first 30 seconds if someone is likely not a fit. The CEO of a major US bank once shared, “I won’t hire someone who has not smiled in the first 30 seconds.” […]

Technology should change the way you hire…

It goes without saying, but technology is playing a huge role in the future of hourly. Tablets at tables and counters, the ability to order online beforehand, even electric tipping – this is the new direction of customer service for restaurants and retailers. But as with all technology, people are a key part of success […]

Back-to-school roundup

The students are coming! The students are coming! Actually, they’re probably already here. And if you’re trying to do some recruiting while school is in session, there are a few steps you can take to grab students’ attention. Luckily, we have a collection of blog posts devoted to just that topic so we decided to […]

Putting your application form to work for you

The job application form is one of the most important tools available for use in the hiring process and yet many companies are still stuck on the same old standardized application form for every new job they post. Thanks to the advent of affordable new software technology like customizable online forms and applicant tracking systems, […]

New rules for part-time work?

With the growing trend to more part-time jobs, it’s good to see government focused on the challenges this can create. But what’s not to love in the new laws ensuring workers get more notice of schedule changes so they can plan their lives better and perhaps coordinate multiple jobs or studies? The problem is that […]

Generation engage: takeaways from Hire Minds Denver

Hire Minds Denver was the first Hire Minds regional workshop. Hosting 35 hourly hiring professionals from the restaurant, retail, hospitality, healthcare, airline and staffing industries for a full day of best practice sharing and networking. Part of this event included two focused workshops for attendees to discuss solutions to hourly hiring challenges. The Generation Engage: […]
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