Can I find work during the Pandemic?

Finding work during the Pandemic is possible! The Pandemic has greatly impacted the economy VERY quickly!  You may have been impacted or expect to be laid off any day now. First…take a deep breath and repeat “this too shall pass”….and it will. First, if you are eligible you should file for Texas unemployment at https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/applying-unemployment-benefits.… Read More »

8 Tips to Improve Employee Engagement

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

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 »

Families First Act- Mandatory Read for all Employees

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020 and will go into effect no later than April 2, 2020, and will be effective through December 31, 2020. Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act Mandates no cost-sharing or no prior authorization required for… Read More »

Reduce Turnover through employee feedback

Reduce Employee Turnover With These Overlooked Elements of Employee Feedback Most companies have come to understand the value of employee feedback. Not only can it help you create a more comfortable and welcoming work environment, but feedback – when used correctly – can give you in-depth insight. Insight into how your company is viewed by… Read More »

Gifting Gratitude for Valentines Day

February 14, 2020 Gifting Gratitude In the month of LOVE, Agency 8 sent personal thank you notes and gift cards to 10 of our loyal staffing employees. We are so thankful to each of them for all they do. Agency 8 is a people business and it is through their daily hard work that our… Read More »

8 Easy Phone Interview Tips

8 phone interview tips

Here are 8 easy phone interview tips to prepare you for success. Did you get scheduled for a phone interview? Congratulations! Phone interviews are often used in the selection process as the first step.  They are usually done to speed up the selection process and are usually conducted by one person.  Your preparation should be… Read More »

8 Job Market Stats that will shock you!

It is a good economy and the digital era has made a huge impact on job seekers and the war on talent. There has been a “perfect storm” of economic growth, rapid expansion of the jobs market, and retiring Baby Boomers.  Are you feeling the talent drought yet? Here are 8 statistics that prove it… Read More »

How to decipher 8 Texan phrases you might hear in a Reference check

How to decipher 8 Texan phrases you might hear in a Reference check. A true Texan will know exactly what they mean!   If you want to know if they have enough experience you might hear “this ain’t their first rodeo”. Kick them out of the candidate pool if you hear “I wouldn’t trust him… Read More »

8 Crazy Interview tips

8 Job Interview tips

Sure, there are standard job interview tips like bring your resume, arrive early and research the company.   But Agency 8 Recruiting has researched interview efficiency for a decade and here are some of our crazy favorites!  Job Interview tips that affect whether you get hired! 1-The time of your interview When you interview matters! Did… Read More »