Top 4 Tips to Impress Your Boss While Working from Home

1. Be Engaged When You Get Face Time One of the easiest ways to impress your boss and coworkers is to be extra engaged when you do get a chance to interact with them—namely, on the phone or video meetings. Dress up, even if it is only from the waist up! Also, try to “arrive”… Read More »

Agency 8 Donates to Houston’s Food Local Pantry

Food bank in Texas

Our community needs our help now, more than ever. This week Agency 8 donated to the Clear Lake Food Pantry to help feed 130 families.  Here is some feedback on our efforts: “The Clear Lake Food Pantry is a faith-based 501 c3 Nonprofit Organization. Short testimony below! Through this period of clouded doubt and worry,… Read More »

8 Tips to Improve Employee Engagement

workplace culture

8 Tips to improve employee engagement Why do we care about employee engagement? Well, because happiness matters, relationships matter, hiring costs matter, and a team striving towards success together make your company matter. Many companies have a workforce that is working remotely and these changes can greatly impact your team bond. Building a great team… Read More »

Average Time to Hire and 3 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

Speed up the hiring process

3 Easy Ways to Speed Up the Hiring Process Is your hiring process dragging out? Are you losing applicants along the way?  Time to take action. This is a hot job market and speed matters. When jobs take a long time to fill, productivity decreases, and your remaining employees might also feel overworked. So, speeding… Read More »

Families First Act- Mandatory Read for all Employees

Families first Employee act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020 and will go into effect no later than April 2, 2020, and will be effective through December 31, 2020. Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Mandates no cost-sharing or no prior authorization required for… Read More »

10 easy steps to creating your LinkedIn profile

Improve your LinkedIn Presence

10 easy steps to creating your LinkedIn profile (from a Recruiters POV) 1.) Take it in bite-sized steps and follow steps 1-10 over the next month to get to 100% completion on LinkedIn, 2)Get a professional-looking picture; preferably where you are in a suit, at a wedding, or in some type of collar. Smile!  Make… Read More »

8 Tips on Virtual Hiring Best Practices

Use Technology

Virtual Hiring Best Practices for Video Interviews The workforce is going remote amidst the coronavirus pandemic. But, you still have to fill that urgent opening in Accounting or Manufacturing right?  Therefore, you need some savvy technology solutions to interview, hire, onboard, and train. Here are some best practices being implemented asap by Human Resources and… Read More »

Guidance on Business Operations During Coronavirus Outbreak

Coronavirus

Coronavirus-Guidance on Business Operations Recommended strategies for employers to use now: Actively encourage sick employees to stay home: Employees who have symptoms of acute respiratory illness are recommended to stay home and not come to work until they are free of fever (100.4° F [38.0° C] or greater. Employees should notify their supervisor and stay… Read More »

Update from Agency 8 Operations in Wake of Coronavirus

Men on Computer

Update on Agency 8 Operations in Wake of Coronavirus At Agency 8, our first priority is always the health and safety of our candidates, clients and associates. Now, with so many questions about COVID-19, we want to keep you, up to date with key information on our heightened efforts to ensure peace of mind as… Read More »

Women supporting Women

Women help women

Women supporting Women in March Agency 8 is 100% female-owned and operated and sometimes… well, we raise our feminist flag high.  Did you know that Agency 8 supports many charities throughout the year? We donate all year to organizations including Easter Seals for the disabled, Veteran groups, MS Society, United Way, and The American Cancer… Read More »