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How to quickly hire seasonal workers

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The holiday hiring season is upon us and you may be starting to think about how to hire a lot of employees in a short amount of time, so that you’re ready for the holiday consumer rush. Our annual holiday hiring survey told us that the majority of employers hope to have their holiday staff […]

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 […]

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. […]

Ask Snagajob: Having employees recruit on social media


“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. Q: How do I ask my employees to promote working at our location on their social media channels. – Thomas Z.  A: During the recruiting process, social media can […]

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 […]

Employee quitting? No problem with these tips.

There’s nothing better than a happy employee, eager to contribute to the success of your business. On the other hand, an employee who’s ready to quit can be an employer’s worst nightmare. An unexpected exit can leave you scrambling to fill a position or looking to other employees to cover the remaining workload. But alas, […]

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, […]

Study these poll results and attract more job seekers

When Starbucks announced they would be paying for their employees to pursue their college degrees online, the hourly industry sat up and took notice. The news caught Snagajob’s attention as well so we took to our job seekers to get some insight on the topic. In a poll hosted on, job seekers were asked, […]

Crew member career roadmap: takeaways from Hire Minds Denver

Hire Minds Denver was the first Hire Minds regional workshop. We hosted 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. An hourly […]

The new meaning of mobile

Today, mobile means so much more than simply making a call or sending a text. Our phones hold our entire lives — they keep our notes, maintain our relationships and even store our credit card information. So how does our relationship with mobile come into play in the business world? On one hand, mobile can […]
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