Ace Your Next Interview With the STAR Method

Behavioral interview questions are the bane of job seekers’ existence, but they are essential to hiring managers as they help predict a candidate’s future performance and behavior. These questions are designed to assess your personality, abilities, and skills, so it is extremely important that you answer these questions tactfully. Stumped on how to answer these… Read More »

Training New Employees During The Pandemic

zoom meeting

There are many challenges we are facing during this pandemic and training new hires remotely is one of them. Your current employees have a head start on working remotely as they are accustomed and trained in their position so it is easier for them to transition to working from home. However, new hires do not… Read More »

How to Support Employee’s Mental Health During COVID-19

How to Support Employee’s Mental Health During COVID-19

Our lives have been flipped upside down as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Some people are predisposed to having depression or other mental health issues and quarantine has exacerbated this trait. While employers are unable to explicitly ask about the mental health of their employees, they are allowed to support their peers. Here are… Read More »

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 »

How to Terminate an Employee with Compassion

Terminate Employee

Termination is difficult for both the employee and the employer. Especially during the pandemic, many employers have had to let go employees due to budget cuts, slow service, and other reasons. Having the termination conversation has been more difficult than it ever has been before, and being laid off or fired is incredibly damaging to… Read More »

Agency 8 Donates to the Clear Lake Food Pantry Again

The Clear Lake Food Pantry is a faith-based 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Their mission is below! We believe it is our faith in the love of Jesus Christ that calls us to be a fountain of hope for our fellow man. Through our ministries and following the teachings of Jesus Christ, we strive to help feed… Read More »

How to Get Back Furloughed Employees Who Make More On Unemployment Checks

Staying Home

On April 30th, Texas Governor Greg Abbott addressed concerns about furloughed employees being denied unemployment benefits because of concerns about COVID-19. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) issued guidance to unemployed claimants that concern their continued eligibility for unemployment benefits. Furloughed employees who decline an offer to return to work are subject to a case analysis… 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 »

COVID-19 Update

Mask COVID-19

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… Read More »