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 »

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 »

These Are the Hardest Jobs to Fill Right Now

toughest positions to fill now talent labor shortage

Labor Shortage Alert! Run a quick job search on Indeed for job openings, and you will be shocked. As of September 2021 the Houston vacancies on this site alone are a whopping 92,000!  In data published by Indeed.com, the authors determined that there are roughly 9.8 million job openings in the U.S. Just last month, the labor market… Read More »

Avoid Losing a Candidate in Ten Steps

3 tips for hiring and retaining talen

  In past articles, we discussed how to attract new talent and keep your current talent by providing offerings that can make your organization and team stand out amongst the thousands of other opportunities.  In some of our recent articles, hiring managers are losing candidates and not retaining them due to various factors that range… Read More »

Engineering Talent Showcase July 2021

76% of Managers have experienced turnover in their organization and roles are becoming harder to fill with the right talent and keeping them filled.   Some of the toughest skills to find currently are in the Engineering and Technology space. These are candidates who are high in demand and individuals that will make a huge… Read More »