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 »

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 »