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Beyond basic training: Three tips for getting the most out of hourly workers.

When it comes to salaried employees, training and on-boarding receive your full attention. You conduct research, come up with snazzy slogans and meaningful acronyms, hire experts, measure retention…and repeat.

But what about your hourly employees? Do you make the same commitment? Or is it trial by (deep) fryer?

Just because the typical hourly employee is likely to change jobs more than once a year, your 100% turnover rate isn’t an excuse not to “waste” money on… Continue

Added by Michael Ward on August 11, 2008 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Terms of endearment: An SEO primer

These days, people drop the acronym “SEO” as if it’s as familiar as “FBI” or “PETA.” That’s because it is.

Search engine optimization – part art, part science, part Google voodoo – is the practice of developing online content that helps people in your target demographic find you via search engines. And it’s a fast-growing, multi-billion-dollar industry.

For those working in HR, the right SEO strategy can be the difference between superstar job seekers finding your jobs today, or… Continue

Added by Michael Ward on May 30, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Apply & Demand: Summer hiring tips

It used to be that summer jobs were within reach of all willing and able job seekers, most of whom were students looking for a steady gig to earn gas money or fuel the old college fund.

But as we tumble through an economic downturn that has the whispers of “recession” growing loud enough to draw the ire of even the most laid back librarian, that’s all changed.

In fact, according to a recent SnagAJob.com survey, nearly half (49%) of traditional hourly hiring standbys,… Continue

Added by Michael Ward on May 13, 2008 at 11:33am — No Comments


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