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 »

Reduce Turnover through employee feedback

Turnover rate

Reduce Employee Turnover With These Overlooked Elements of Employee Feedback Most companies have come to understand the value of employee feedback. Not only can it help you create a more comfortable and welcoming work environment, but feedback – when used correctly – can give you in-depth insight. Insight into how your company is viewed by… Read More »

Gifting Gratitude for Valentines Day

Valentine Day

February 14, 2020 Gifting Gratitude In the month of LOVE, Agency 8 sent personal thank you notes and gift cards to 10 of our loyal staffing employees. We are so thankful to each of them for all they do. Agency 8 is a people business and it is through their daily hard work that our… Read More »

Developing a sound business case for using an external recruiting agency

Benefits of using Agency

Developing a business case for external third-party recruitment- when to use a recruiting agency Are you struggling to fill your job vacancies and the talent is just nowhere to be found?  You are not alone. According to a SHRM research report, 83 percent of HR professionals reported having difficulty recruiting suitable job candidates in the… Read More »

8 Phone Interview Tips That Will Get You A Second Round

8 phone interview tips

Here are 8 easy phone interview tips to prepare you for success. Did you get scheduled for a phone interview? Congratulations! Phone interviews are often used in the selection process as the first step.  They are usually done to speed up the selection process and are usually conducted by one person.  Your preparation should be… Read More »