Amanda Richardson / As SVP of Product and Marketing, Amanda manages product development of Snagajob's business solutions making it easier for hourly employers to source, hire, manage and train workers. She is also responsible for business development efforts. Oh, and she loves brunch.
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A hiring road map: tips to navigate key trends in the hourly landscape

Adapt your method of hourly hiring and retention to build a better approach that works with the trends instead of against them.

The one left off the list: hourly employees' influence on consumer decisions

While trend lists may not identify employees as a critical factor, the quality of a restaurant's front-line staff has a significant influence on the features that make a QSR stand out.

Don’t gamble on your summer hiring success

If a candidate isn't serious enough to take a short assessment, the odds are he or she won't turn out to be one of your top performers.

Food fight: Combat rising costs with smarter hourly hiring

The restaurant industry is expected to grow this year, but realizing big profits will be a tall order in the face of rising food and labor costs. State minimum wage increases – ranging from 28 to 34 cents - could...

Screening your background screener

If your application process takes too long, it could repel top talent, leading to bad hires, high turnover and lost profits.

Renting a really green Christmas tree

Rent a tree. For Christmas.

Make 'thank-you' more meaningful

There is no app for appreciation. It doesn't get much more low-tech than shaking a hand, patting a back, writing a note or just saying thank you. But few activities measure up to the high-impact potential of recognizing and rewarding your hourly workforce – if you do it right.

3 steps to successful seasonal hiring

Seasonal hiring strategy in three easy steps Any day now, that shopping mall food court will be transformed into a Styrofoam North Pole paradise. Red and green decorations will dot your dining rooms, and special warm and homey menu items will make seasonal cameos. The holidays are almost here, which means seasonal hiring is here.

Getting past the mobile buzz

Mobile technologies have made HR and operations tools more accessible than ever. At the intersection of smart phone proliferation – now topping 1 billion worldwide – and the demand for B2B mobile solutions – fueled by a total anticipated spend...

Disproving the Top 3 employee tax credit misconceptions

Technology has transformed the process of qualifying employees for tax credits and collecting Uncle Sam’s incentives. What was a manual, red tape-ridden process ripe with high potential for errors has become a streamlined digital transaction. In my last column, I...

Drive productivity, compliance and revenue through automation

The use of too much paper cuts hiring efficiencies and weighs down your business. In fact, when reviewing the hiring practices of a publically traded restaurant chain, we found it spends $76,000 a year just to print applications. That's roughly 76 tons of paper. Automation, on the other hand, isn't the future.

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