The Hourly Insight. A Blog for Employers.

Let freedom ring in your workplace

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With the holiday weekend coming up, we’ve been thing a lot about what independence means to certain people. It has a variety of definitions depending on who you ask – our forefathers were concerned with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; your cashier might be thinking about the sweet, sweet freedom of their next…
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Giving student support the old college try

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Starbucks recently announced that they would be reimbursing the tuition of baristas taking online classes with Arizona State University, without requiring the participating employees remain with the company. The popular coffee chain has found a smart way to encourage employee loyalty while bolstering their own brand identity. Ok, so you might not be able to…
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#SucceedWithHashtags

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The pound key became the hashtag and the hashtag became so much more. Beginning as a tool used to easily group Twitter subjects, hashtags have evolved into a powerful form of communication which can bridge the gap between consumers and businesses to create a conversation. Your employees can be a huge brand resource on social…
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Getting comfortable with social media

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So you’ve finally decided to take the plunge into social media – good for you! Welcome to a world filled with fast-paced connections and opportunities to showcase what your business and brand is all about. But with so many different channels and ways to communicate, where exactly is the best place to start? Before you…
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Hire Minds recap: The Importance of Brand in Hiring

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This year’s Hire Minds Summit was jam packed with outstanding breakout sessions and speakers. We heard from big and small businesses with hiring managers facing similar challenges. Following this year’s Summit, we’ll be sharing the greatest insights from each session on our Hourly Insight blog for employers. Here’s a recap of the enlightening session, “The…
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WistiaFest: Learning more about the business video frontier

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Online business video is all the rage now and its uses and capabilities are rapidly evolving, influencing all industries that operate on this neat thing we call the Internet. As the Video Manager for Snagajob I’m tasked with leading our company’s video efforts including all our customer success story videos. This work recently led me…
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Adam shares a taste of his trade show experience

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The employees at Snagajob, also known as Snaggers, are passionate, fun and more than willing to share their experiences. So we invited a few Snaggers to contribute to The Hourly Insight. Today’s guest blogger is Adam Packett, a franchise account executive who happily shared the best parts of the recent Pizza Hut trade show he…
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From One Uniform to the Next:The case for hiring veterans

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate amongst Gulf War-era II veterans in 2013 (those who served on active duty any time since September 2001) was 9 percent. As of April 2014, the overall unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent. So why is it that while we’re celebrating the decrease in the…
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Hire Minds recap: Engaging with Millennials

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This year’s Hire Minds Summit was jam packed with outstanding breakout sessions and speakers. We heard from big and small businesses with hiring managers facing similar challenges. Following this year’s Summit, we’ll be sharing the greatest insights from each session on our Hourly Insight blog for employers. Here’s a recap of the enlightening sessions, “Engaging with…
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The minimum wage debate continues

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This week on May 15, hourly workers, both nationally and internationally, are planning to walk out and strike in support of an increase in the minimum wage. The chosen event date alludes to $15, the wage protesting hourly workers are trying to achieve. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama called upon Congress to raise the…
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