HR Is Becoming Essential- And Should Stay Essential

HR has always been an integral part of any organization, but it’s worth has only been appreciated now during the pandemic. The people working in HR have had to understand ever changing COVID-19 policies while protecting employee’s health and privacy. Human resource professionals are now on speed dial to help guide their organization through the… Read More »

Confused about the revised IRS Form 941?

Form 941

For many large or small businesses running payroll and preparing the quarterly Form 941’s (Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return) are not issues as the payroll programs that are used (Quickbooks, ADP, Paychex, etc.) automatically make the calculations that properly flow to the 941 forms onto the required line items. The new changes to Form 941… Read More »

What To Do When An Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Medical Care

With the number of cases rising, it is inevitable that one of your employees will test positive for COVID-19. This is a scary and tricky thing to handle correctly, so we have prepared a guideline of what to do when this happens. This is not a legal opinion, please refer to your own city and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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.