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 »

5 Key Points For Heat Stress Season

  Many employers struggle each year trying to find effective ways to keep their employees safe in the hot summer months. While OSHA doesn’t have a set procedure in place at the moment, they still require employers to mitigate the risk of illness and injury from heat exhaustion through the selection of a variety of… 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 »

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 »

Implement these 10 Critical Strategies for Hiring Success

Implement these 10 Critical Strategies for Your Hiring Success Companies are struggling with sourcing talent and to be honest… It’s not getting any better. Evidence shows that there’s a whole bunch of turnover coming in the near future. One of the largest problems I see employers struggling with is the lack of embracing change. What… Read More »

Prepare Now for the Critical Talent Shortage

The Critical Talent Shortage is REAL and it’s reaching a 15-year high. How will you prepare for the historically strong job growth in the coming months? What you need to know about the Critical Hiring Talent Shortage in 2021 According to the latest Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI), the Hiring demand is heating up… Read More »

Fresh Talent Showcase- June

June Talent Showcase for Agency 8 Staffing and Recruiting firm in Texas

At Agency 8 Recruiting, our candidates come from Referrals, Sourcing and Headhunting… Our seasoned recruiters don’t wait for candidates to come to us – we hunt them down!  As a Full-Service Recruiting Firm, we are equipped to recruit in the 8 areas of:   Accounting | Finance| Human Resources| Engineering| Technical | Logistics | Operations… Read More »

Predictions for the Future of Human Resources

Agency 8 HR Advice

The Human Resource department has always been an integral part of any well-run organization, however, its detrimental value often went unnoticed for many…until now. NOW, there is a NEW spotlight post-pandemic on the importance of Human Resources in an organization. The current situation has given HR a unique opportunity to co-lead their ever-changing organizations through… Read More »