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 »

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 »

100 Easy and Effective Recruiting Strategies

100 ways to impact your recruiting strategy When it comes to recruiting top-notch talent, the competition is getting fiercer than ever. Get the right talent onboard at the right time with these 100 easy and effective recruiting strategies that will help you hire better and faster against your competitors. Unique employer branding Create talent pools/candidate… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Getting “Ghosted” by your Candidates? You Aren’t the Only One

candidate ghosting

Ever had an amazing candidate in the hiring process just suddenly disappear or “ghost” you? They don’t respond to your emails, your calls and your interview requests.  The term “Ghosting” is the art of disappearing without a word.  If this is happening to you, sounds like you have a ghosting problem.  No need to call… 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 »

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 »