8 Ways To Utilize Quarantine To Learn New Skills

We are going into month 4 of quarantine and the motivation of becoming a more skilled, knowledgeable person has waned. Let’s use this time to learn new skills and boost our competitive edge in the job market. 1. Sign up for a skills development program. Sites like SkillShare, Udemy, and others offer classes on everything… Read More »

Can You Require Your Employees To Wear A Mask?

wearing mask in interview

Masks have for some reason become a new source of contention. For many people in Human Resources,  they are taking on this heated battle with their employees with a lot of opposition. COVID-19 has changed our daily lives, and that includes our office life. On April 3rd, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommended that… Read More »

Are You Eligible For The Employee Retention Credit? More Changes To The CARES Act

CARES ACT

What is the CARES Act? The CARES Act is federal legislation that was signed into law on March 27, 2020 to offset the impact COVID-19 has had on the American economy and workforces. CARES has allowed $2 trillion into the U.S. economy through relief loans, unemployment benefits, tax credit, and other benefits. Eligible employers can… Read More »

How To Successfully Re-Open Your Office During The Pandemic

Reopening your office safely

As Governors are pushing for states to re-open, offices are getting ready to return to normal. However, it seems that there is going to be a new normal as the pandemic has changed our daily lives. Many changes will be implemented to promote social distancing and limit the spread of the virus. Here are the… Read More »

8 Biggest Interview Mistakes to Avoid

Interview Mistake to avoid

8 Interview Mistakes to avoid You have a great resume and impeccable references–the only thing left is to nail the job interview. So let’s make sure you don’t make these 8 common interview mistakes: Don’t show up casual Impressions matter. You may love to wear baseball hats but they have no place in the interview. … Read More »

Here are 8 life advice tips from Drag Queen Icon RuPaul

drag queen

The Star, RuPaul, opened up in his new book “Guru” and gave us sage advice on life. The 59-year old Drag Queen made an unlikely career by being his authentic self. He has been at the bottom and at the top… and knows how to fake it till you make it. Here are a few… Read More »

Safe Hiring – 8 Tips to Improve your Remote Hiring Processes

Women on Laptop

We polled of Human Resources Professionals to find their best new norm hiring solutions. We asked HR what has worked to make you successful and effective as you interview and hire during the Covid-19 pandemic?  So here it is… 8 simple tools and ideas that you can easily implement today. Since this is our new… Read More »

Can I find work during the Pandemic?

Finding work during the Pandemic is possible! The Pandemic has greatly impacted the economy VERY quickly!  You may have been impacted or expect to be laid off any day now. First…take a deep breath and repeat “this too shall pass”….and it will. First, if you are eligible you should file for Texas unemployment at https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/applying-unemployment-benefits.… Read More »

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 »

COVID-19 Update

Agency 8 is committed to giving employers and job seekers the resources they need to succeed during the pandemic. Our facility is stocked with masks, gloves, and other PPEs to keep clients and employees safe, as well as having an open air and virtual interview options to abide by social distancing standards. Agency 8 remains open and operational to help support you through this crisis. We have implemented many health safety protocols, such as over 50% of our staff is working remotely and maintaining social distancing for those in the office, to keep our employees, clients, and the public safe. Additionally, we are having our clients complete their drug testing at a third-party facility instead of at our office. Agency 8 is here to guide you through the crisis and come out winning. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact team@agency8recruiting.com and we will promptly answer.