The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers

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 […]

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

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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

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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

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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?

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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 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

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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

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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…

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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

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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 […]
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