• Now hiring: back to school edition - Imani Holmes

    Recently, we shared some tips for employers to make the most of their hiring once school’s back in session. But for some employers, the end of summer means turnover and a pressing need for new hires. Some of your best employees could be gearing up for school to start or off to college. The end…
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  • Calculate your potential paperless savings - Imani Holmes

      This is the final entry 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.  So we’ve covered the basics of going paperless and even busted a myth or two, but you may still need some convincing that online hiring is the…
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  • The curse of low turnover - Imani Holmes

    Businesses dominated by hourly employees are often plagued with high turnover rates, sometimes well above 100 percent. With such high turnover, it makes sense that these businesses should put a lot of stock in their recruitment strategies. After all, they’re almost always recruiting. But if a business doesn’t have industry-typical high turnover rates, does that…
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  • End “Groundhog Day” hiring - Imani Holmes

    In the movie “Groundhog Day”, Bill Murray’s character is stuck living Groundhog Day over and over again in Punxsutawney, Pa. Living the same events multiple times drives him batty and he ends up doing crazy things like robbing an armored car and kidnapping Punxsutawney Phil. In the end, he learns that he just needs to…
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  • TOP THREE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR HOURLY JOBS STICKY - Imani Holmes

    Turnover is a lagging economic indicator – the final word on the state of affairs within the service industry. And slowly it’s causing the 40 percent of restaurant owners who are experiencing rising turnover rates to lose it. The latest People Report Workforce Index that Nation’s Restaurant News broke down in August is required reading….
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  • HOW TO PUT A STOPPER IN YOUR REVOLVING DOOR OF HOURLY HIRES - Susan Stavitzski

    Yours is a pretty typical business if you have hourly hires going out almost as fast as they’re coming in. On average, retail businesses struggle with a turnover rate of 55 percent (NRF Retail Horizons Benchmark Report), restaurants with 75 percent (National Restaurant Association), and convenience stores with 129 percent (The Association for Convenience & Fuel…
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  • FOLLOW THE DETOUR AROUND TURNOVER - Nadine Jerome

    Turnover. It’s is a common blight on the reputation and earnings of countless businesses with an hourly workforce, so naturally we’ve sliced and diced the topic to shed some light on how to avoid it. But when I learned my beloved travel website TripAdvisor was under fire for knowingly playing host to fake reviews, it…
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  • HAVE THEM WHISTLING WHILE THEY WORK - Susan Stavitzski

    If you were to lay all the nation’s hourly workers from head to toe, they’d wrap around the earth three times. Try talking about 73 million people into doing that. This summer we talked them into something else, though — into sharing how happy they are in their jobs — when Snagajob commissioned a phone…
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  • Franchise Group Drops Turnover Rate 32% - Nadine Jerome

    Every once in a while, we like to publish a client case study highlighting a compelling hiring success…   Meet the client Lafayette DQ® Restaurants owns and operates five Dairy Queen® locations in Indiana, and will be opening a sixth location this year. Client challenge The Client was getting too much of a good thing:…
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  • 5 Interview Questions to Expose Job Hoppers - Imani Holmes

    With annual turnover regularly surpassing 100 percent in hourly industries, preventive retention begins the minute you first eyeball an application. And it carries into the interviewing, assessing, selecting and hiring. Asking yourself if Applicant ‘A’ is a good candidate for your job is one question. Asking yourself how long he’ll stick around is a whole…
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