Pajama Day: An Easter Seals Fundraiser

PAJAMAS AT WORK! Join Agency 8 in our Annual Pajamas at Work fundraiser for Easter Seals, an organization that provides services to kids with disabilities.  Participating in charitable activities increases employee morale.  Wearing PJs at the Holidays brings festive cheer! Your organization can make a difference in the lives of many special needs children through… Read More »

WARNING: Here’s what every company needs to know about combining Leadership and Politics

Here’s what every company needs to know about combining Leadership and Politics   Jordan gets handed a paycheck every Friday. This week’s paycheck, in late October, should be like all the others, but the envelope was heavier than normal. With great anticipation, Jordan tears open the envelope, and then his emotions quickly change to anger as political propaganda… Read More »

Interview Questions to Ask Engineers

Engineers are problem solvers with a passion for accuracy. Whatever sector of engineering your company is in, there are many different nuances that can go into forming your engineer interview questions. When hiring a new Engineer to your team, you want to make sure that they have the skills required to fulfill their duties.  These… Read More »

Negative Glassdoor Reviews: How to Respond to Them

Glassdoor: love it or hate it, it’s here to stay. Glassdoor is a website where current and former employees anonymously review companies; additionally, Glassdoor allows users to anonymously submit and view salaries as well as search and apply for jobs on its platform. Your prospective employees review these when considering to apply to your organization. … Read More »

What to Include in Your “Welcome Back to the Office” Letter

Whatever the timeline of your return to the office, it is important to draft your letter to employees about their re-entry into your facility. Depending on how long your employees have been working from home, you have to accept that there will be an adjustment period; additionally, you have to effectively communicate the changes in… Read More »

Essential Behavioral Interview Questions to Ask and Their Purpose

As a Hiring Manager, it can be difficult to determine which candidate will fulfill the role best and fit into your company culture. This is why behavioral interview questions are commonly used as they assess past actions to predict future actions. Behavioral interview questions accomplish the following: Evaluate the candidates behavior, knowledge, skills, and abilities.… Read More »

New To Texas? Here Are Some Phrases To Get Familiar With

I reckon you are not from around here are ya? New to the south and interviewing?  We are fixin’ to teach you all you need to know to speak Southern and Interview in the South. Someone once said that when you visit the South, you need a translator. It’s true, y’all know we do have… Read More »

How to Recognize and Decrease Burnout in Remote Employees

Working from home was once a rare novelty that only a few professionals were able to do, but now there has been an increase in telecommuting due to stay-at-home orders. With all of the stresses that have impacted the world, an increase of burnout has followed.  Employers had to quickly change to a work-from-home environment… Read More »

Why the New “Holiday” Tax Deferral Might Not be a Good Plan for Your Employees or Company

The IRS on 8/28/2020 issued guidance (PDF) implementing the Presidential Memorandum to  IR-2020-195 allowing employers to defer withholding and payment of the employee’s portion of the Social Security tax if the employee’s wages are below a certain amount (less than $4,000 during a bi-weekly pay period). They are dubbing this as a payroll tax “holiday,” but it is… Read More »

Is Going to Grad School a Good Option During the Pandemic?

Unstable job market, high unemployment, lay offs left and right: who would want to job search right now? If you’re about to granulate from undergrad, going straight into grad school seems like a good option. You can wait out 2+ years to see if the job market gets better, continue to defer student loan payments,… 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.