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Thanksgiving is a Choice

Choose to see the good, the beauty, the precious moment...   We all have much for which to be thankful. We are free, in a nation of plenty with a heritage of giving thanks to God and of giving a helping hand to those in need. We inherently know ...

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Pledge to Remember

Pledge to Remember     Veterans Day…   Dad joined the navy at 17 years old near the end of WW2 stationed in the Philippines.  Years later as a kid I loved wearing his old white service hats or “Dixie Cups” as they were c...

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Houston, Are You Ready to Rumble in 2023?

2023 is just around the bend, and it is the time of year when business leaders like you think through opportunities to expand your business.    Even though inflation, the need to find and retain talent, and rising payroll costs challenge yo...

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EEOC’s New “Know Your Rights” Poster to Replace “EEO is the Law” Poster

  Client Alert Covered employers must replace the “EEO is the Law” poster with the new “Know your Rights” poster and place it in a conspicuous location in the workplace where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted.  &nbs...

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Substantial Changes to Form I-9 Effective on November 1, 2022

Starting on November 1, 2022, employers verifying their employees’ identity and employment authorization eligibility must use the new I-9 Form version. Note:  Employers should continue using the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification...

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Department of Labor Proposes New Rule for Independent Contractor (1099) Status

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans on October 13, 2022, to make it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Why it’s important for your business: The Facts Misclassifyi...

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The EEOC Is Back in Full Swing

This Can Puncture Profits 4 Steps to Fortify Your Business   After taking a respite during the peak of the pandemic, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has exploded with new lawsuits on allegations of discrimination in the w...

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Is Your Team Prepared to Weather Any Storm?

If You Are Calm, They Will Be Calm   Just listen…    The howling winds of news and business chatter are filled with storm warnings of inflation and recession relentlessly hurled in our direction as if by a menacing hurricane.  It ...

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Remote Work  - Is It Right for Your Houston Business?

The Realities of a Remote Work Force for Small to Mid-sized Businesses   There is no litmus test that will definitively say a remote workforce is the best solution for your business. But there are new realities that need to be factored into peop...

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Achilles Group News: Heat-Related Illness

OSHA Reminds Texas Employers that Record High Temperatures Can Put Employees at Risk for Heat-Related Illnesses   Don't Let the Heat Beat Your Business As temperatures rise in the summer months, it's essential to keep employees whose roles ...

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Achilles Group Proud To Announce Launch Of New Website

Achilles Group is proud to announce our new website developed by FDI Creative Services, Inc. Please browse our services, learn more about our team, or Request A Discovery Session to learn more about our Outsourced HR Services. Achilles Group is ...

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Employee Retention Isn’t Always About the Money

  You don’t hire people to lose them. It’s essential for your organization to retain your employees which means building a sense of role clarity, purpose, and an understanding of why things matter. Many employers are seeing high rates of turnove...

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4 Steps to Better Hiring Results in Today’s Talent Market

 Hiring in a Competitive Job Market   We get it – good people are hard to find, especially in today’s tight labor market. And it’s vital to your organization’s future to find talented people that will contribute to its success. In current t...

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20 Years of Faith, Honor and Gratitude

  On Valentine’s Day, 2022, the Achilles Group celebrates 20 years in service to business leaders across Houston. We understand that our mission to “Equip and Encourage Leaders to Make Smart People Decisions” is entirely dependent upon the colle...

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Achilles Group Mission, Vision, and Values

The Why, The Where, and The How We Get There   We have finally reached the end of our road trip, and what a journey it has been! We presented our Mission, Vision, and Values, and how we exemplify them each and every day.    Mission Sta...

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Large and small employers encouraged to share feedback on mandate-or-testing rule with OSHA

Employers will have more time to weigh in on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's mandate-or-testing rule for Covid-19 — and even small employers not affected by the rule would be wise to submit their feedback. OSHA said it has extende...

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Achilles Group Core Values: How We Behave On The Trip

You might have noticed in the last few weeks, we have brought you along on our journey to define our Mission Statement and Vision Statement. We began our journey with our Mission Statement: “to equip and encourage leaders to make smart people decisio...

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Achilles Group Vision Statement: Our Pathway to Growth

A vision statement is a company’s road map, indicating what the company wants to become by setting a defined direction for the company’s growth. At Achilles Group, we think of it as the pathways that lead us to where we are aiming to go. Our pathway ...

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What does the OSHA ETS mean for your business?

  What does the OSHA ETS mean for your business? On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring all private employers with 100 or more employees to implement e...

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Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Opposing Orders for Texas Businesses

Texas Governor’s Executive OrderOn October 11, 2021,Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order (EO) GA-40 which states that “no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, ...

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