Achilles Group + Mark
08/09/2023
To celebrate National Book Lovers’ Day, we wanted to share some of our team members’ favorite books with you. These books have helped shape our team, our brand, and our approach to equipping leaders to make…
08/09/2023
Conducting an I-9 self-audit is a proactive measure that your business can take to ensure compliance with employment eligibility verification regulations in the United States. Performing periodic self-audits of I-9 records will help protect…
07/25/2023
I had the chance to visit one of the most stunning architectural structures I’ve witnessed when I padded through the Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain with its soaring arched ceilings of stone and glass….
07/12/2023
As a business executive, you understand the importance of relationships in effective leadership. Establishing meaningful connections based on respect, trust, and two-way communication is a fundamental principle that drives success….
06/27/2023
In the realm of business, despite the availability of our advanced communication technologies, it is still imperative to maintain a sense of mindfulness in how messages from leadership are crafted and delivered so that the…
06/09/2023
Most employees dread the traditional look-back performance evaluation model as do most supervisors. The innovative employee evaluation approach we are developing at Achilles Group is what we call agile growth and development….
05/31/2023
When you bring in a brand-new employee, you usually focus on the first day, first week, first month of their integration into the position and team. You get them up to speed, oriented in the…
05/02/2023
Keep Your Most Competitive Advantage Healthy There’s much in the design in nature that parallels with how we humans are designed. In vegetation, emerging signs of droop or brown leaves signal a lack of water, sun,…
04/24/2023
We each must condition ourselves to “See the Good”. Take the time to gather positive feedback from clients, customers and employees, and recognize contributions at team gatherings. Walk through the business and connect with team…
04/24/2023
If you were about to take a hike through the wilderness, would you take a compass with you in case you got lost? Of course! And much like a compass helps you find your path…
04/13/2023
Cultivate Growth The HR Professionals at Achilles Group invest time, expertise and resources as we cultivate leadership capabilities within our client businesses.  And, just as in nature, different seasons of business require adjustments in how we…
04/13/2023
We don’t hire people to lose them.  If you have an employee who is not performing up to their potential or who has strayed from their usual high standard of work, take a positive approach…
03/30/2023
On National Doctors’ Day we celebrate the many amazing contributions of physicians to our lives and communities. Fun Fact: The first observance was March 28, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, and the date chosen was the anniversary…
03/24/2023
First Year Results  Client: Achilles Group  Member since: 2016  Membership: Primary365 with a level self-funded plan  Achilles Group saved $300 per employee in claims spent in year one.   Achilles Group is a human resources management company based in Houston, Texas….
03/21/2023
  Navigating the employment guidelines around the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) can be complex and require expert guidance. This is because the specifics of what constitutes a reasonable accommodation can vary depending on the…
03/20/2023
Prioritizing goals with focus is essential for achieving your organization’s success. It helps your team use resources wisely, stay motivated, make better decisions, and achieve the most important objectives. …
03/01/2023
Today, there are more employers hiring remote workers than ever before.  For context, 4% of jobs were hiring for permanently remote positions before the pandemic.  Now, that number has rapidly grown to 36% by the…
02/28/2023
On our 21st Anniversary, the Achilles Group Family would like to express our gratitude to our team, our clients, and the Houston business community for another amazing year. We love where we live, we love…
01/17/2023
The December cold snap left most of us with a lot of soggy stems, mushy ground cover, and sad-looking flower beds.  Now we must clear the debris, let in the sun, water the roots, cultivate…
12/14/2022
A Christmas Story… As a kid my Christmas often came with a 10-hour winter car ride from Oklahoma City to the sandhills of Nebraska. Dad and Mom had to use every cubic inch to load in…
11/22/2022
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…
11/07/2022
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…
11/04/2022
The new year is just around the bend, and it is the time of year when business leaders like you think through opportunities to provision for growth in your business….
11/01/2022
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…