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 »

What employers need to know about the CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance that Eliminates Precautionary Quarantine, Focuses on Boosters, Masking, and Testing

As of August 2022, A relaxed version of the COVID-19 guidelines was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. What employers need to know about the CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance Eliminates Precautionary Quarantine, Focuses on Boosters, Masking, and Testing The CDC is continuing to focus efforts on preventing severe illness and post-COVID conditions, but… Read More »

Attracting The Right Talent With Authentic Job Postings

  With the labor market entering a new reality, the priorities and expectations in the workplace have shifted drastically. It is important for job seekers to find employers who are inclusive, caring, and authentic. And as the job market continues to favor candidates, companies must be strategic with their recruitment efforts – and it all… Read More »

Talent Showcase – August 2022

At Agency 8 our seasoned recruiters hunt down quality candidates for you through Referrals, Sourcing, and Headhunting. In addition to temp-to-hire solutions, we also offer direct hire services. As a Full-Service Recruitment and HR Consulting firm we offer quality placements nationwide, backed by a Guarantee of Success.   Finance| Human Resources| Engineering| Technical |Administrative| Logistics… Read More »

Conquering the Talent Shortage

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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 »

Here are 8 life advice tips from Drag Queen Icon RuPaul

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The Star, RuPaul, opened up in his new book “Guru” and gave us sage advice on life. The 59-year old Drag Queen made an unlikely career by being his authentic self. He has been at the bottom and at the top… and knows how to fake it till you make it. Here are a few… Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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 »