It’s impossible to keep up with all the new advice on how to hire the best people and run your business more efficiently. That’s why, each week, Snagajob compiles 6 of the most relevant, helpful and buzz-worthy content specific to small business operators that we’ve read over the last 7 days and puts them together for you in one “Weekly Web Roundup” quick read.

Here are the most important stories you might have missed this week.


Employees don’t want to see their employers on the sidelines

Many companies try to steer clear of politics, with good reason. But that all may change soon. In fact, a majority of workers want employers to stand for causes. But why?


 

What makes or breaks employee confidence and performance

All business owners want their employees to succeed—it’s good for them and good for business. But if employees encounter these 3 things, their confidence and performance might drop.


 

A turnover crisis strikes foodservice

As the saying goes, “People don’t quit jobs, they quit managers.” While this isn’t always true, it is a huge factor in company turnover. Do you or one of your managers do these five deconstructive things?


 

Simplify your hiring process, improve results

It’s easy to post a job, but another thing entirely to go through applications. If you’re getting bogged down going through applications, try simplifying your hiring process. It will lead to quicker, more qualified hires.


 

There’s a right and wrong way to reach out to candidates

Everyone knows interview etiquette from the point of view of the interviewee, but what about as the interviewer? Unprofessional or lazy communication from employers can take its toll on interview success. Instead, make your communication count.


 

These 4 patterns are changing the way we live, work and earn

Hourly workers are the face of a changing job market. With more than half of American workers in hourly positions, the way companies hire is starting to revolve around them. Snagajob’s own Jocelyn Mangan takes a look at four trends that are affecting the way hiring is done.