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Myth busters #3: Paperless Edition

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts helping employers learn more about hiring online and what it can do for them. Read the previous post here.  Myth – managing important forms online isn’t reliable Any employer knows that government paperwork is nothing to mess around with.  Mistakes on legal forms can lead…
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Internal promotion popular among hiring managers, Snagajob survey finds

If you plan on applying for a new job, you better hope you aren’t going up against someone already working there. According to an online survey from Snagajob, the largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, 80 percent of companies surveyed have a policy to review current staff for open positions before considering…
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Myth busters #2: paperless edition

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This is the third in a series of blog posts helping employers learn more about hiring online and what it can do for them. Read the previous post here.  Myth – the hiring process takes more time online Imagine a world where you’re looking for a new employee and your options consist of only the…
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The Wall Street Journal: Help wanted? Eureka!

Shawn Boyer set out to help a friend find a job. He ended up creating a new one for himself. Back in 1999, his friend came to him with a problem. She was getting a doctorate in an obscure liberal-arts field, and finding an internship was a challenge. Mr. Boyer, just a couple of years…
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Myth busters # 1: paperless edition

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This is the second in a series of blog posts helping employers learn more about hiring online and what it can do for them. Read the first post here. Myth – job seekers don’t have computers A common concern employers voice about recruiting online is the loss of potential candidates who don’t have computer access….
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Paperless hiring: start with the basics

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This is the first in a four-part series to help employers learn more about hiring online and what it can do for them. We know employers have a lot of questions about moving their hiring process online. Concerns about security, time consumption and communicating with candidates are some reasons you might be reluctant to make…
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Work It, Richmond: The state of entrepreneurship in RVA

Snagajob founder Shawn Boyer has an even longer view of the startup community in Richmond. His online job search and placement company launched in May 2000. “In the past three years, I’ve seen more of a focus and promotion of entrepreneurs in the business community and even in city and state government,” Boyer said, pointing…
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CNN Money: Summer hiring is expected to rise sharply

The dreary employment numbers announced last week masked one scrap of good news for job-seeking teens (and their parents): The number of companies looking to bring on extra help for the summer has risen sharply over last year, and average pay for these positions, at $11.50 an hour (up from $10.90 in 2012), is at…
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Are you ready for Hire Minds 2013?

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This year marks Snagajob’s fourth year hosting the Hire Minds Hourly Hiring Summit, which gives enthusiastic members of the hourly hiring industry the chance to share expertise on attracting, hiring and retaining the best employees. Held April 21-23 at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Va., this year’s Hire Minds will be headlined by keynote presenters…
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WWBT 12: Summer jobs: Companies that are hiring now

Do you have a high school or college student who needs a job this summer? Good news: a Snagajob survey shows employers plan to hire more seasonal workers this year and pay more money. Students attending the Style Weekly and J. Sargeant Reynolds job fair say the search for work doesn’t feel much easier. Watch…
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