Agency 8 Awarded “Best Places to Work in Houston”

  HOUSTON (September 14, 2022) – The Houston Business Journal named Agency 8 among Houston’s Best Places to Work. The Best Places to Work award recognizes companies in the Houston area with the most satisfied employees, focusing on areas such as goals and leadership, communication and support, advancement opportunity and skill development, recognition and compensation,… Read More »

100 Easy and Effective Recruiting Strategies

100 ways to impact your recruiting strategy When it comes to recruiting top-notch talent, the competition is getting fiercer than ever. Get the right talent onboard at the right time with these 100 easy and effective recruiting strategies that will help you hire better and faster against your competitors. Unique employer branding Create talent pools/candidate… Read More »

3 Easy Ways to Attract and Retain Talent

3 tips for hiring and retaining talen

The Great Resignation movement has made the war on talent a full-blown competition.  You need to win… let’s strategize! Here are three easy ways to attract and retain talent. The obvious attractors are great pay, benefits, work-life balance, and collaborative and engaging culture. Businesses that focus on three relevant and timely initiatives are most likely… Read More »

How Expressing Gratitude Can Improve Your Company

Agency 8 Recruiting is on its 13th anniversary, and there is much to talk about. We would like to recognize how important how clients and candidates can be for a business, because without them, Agency 8 does not exist. Expressing gratitude towards the amount of effort and hard work put in is important to us… Read More »

Conquering the Talent Shortage

hiring shortage

If you’re currently struggling with the talent shortage… You’re not alone. The process of finding job seekers, hiring, driving performance, and retaining people will either amplify your growth or cause your business to decline. The “Great Resignation” era is here and your employees are restless.   You need new strategies for hiring and retaining your… Read More »

Want a Raise? Ask for One

 Do you want a raise?  Let’s talk about how and when to ask for one. A friend of mine called me recently and said she is frustrated with her paycheck. She recently started a new job and did not anticipate the cost of taxes, benefits and her 401K contributions. She is barely able to make… Read More »

November Talent Showcase

Philip- Sr. Systems Administrator Philip holds his Masters in Information Technology Management and has multiple certifications ranging from his CompTIA CSIS, CLNP certifications to his Linux+, Project +, Security + and PMI certifications. His expertise includes Active Directory, Exchange, Windows server, PowerShell and coding in PHP, HTML, JavaScript and MySQL. He has industry experience in… Read More »

Getting “Ghosted” by your Candidates? You Aren’t the Only One

candidate ghosting

Ever had an amazing candidate in the hiring process just suddenly disappear or “ghost” you? They don’t respond to your emails, your calls and your interview requests.  The term “Ghosting” is the art of disappearing without a word.  If this is happening to you, sounds like you have a ghosting problem.  No need to call… Read More »

Why Is It So Hard to Hire Workers?

Why is it so hard to find workers right now?

As small businesses recover from the pandemic, they face a new obstacle… finding workers. So, why is it so hard to find workers right now? What can you do about it?   A recent survey by the National Federation of Independent Business found that 91% percent of those hiring or trying to hire reported few… Read More »

Scary Good Talent

Talent Showcase

Scared about this candidate-driven hiring market? Not finding top talent during the hiring “spooky season”? Boo! Well, look no more! Agency 8 expert Recruiters are working with some top professionals in their respective fields. Whether it is on a project, short-term basis, or as direct-hire candidates, these candidates know what they are doing. As Headhunters,… Read More »