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What is a PEO and How Does it Work?

A Professional Employer Organization, or PEO, is a human resources provider that bundles payroll, employee benefits, basic HR administration, and worker’s compensation services together. Though this type of offer might sound convenient, many business...

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How to Handle "Doomsday" Employees

Q: I have a "Doomsday" employee causing stress and frustration; what should I say to them? A: As we have discussed before, fear is easy to come by right now. Everywhere we turn we’re hearing nothing but doom and gloom, so it’s not surprising some emp...

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The Importance of Respect in the Workplace

The year 2020 has been unlike any other. COVID-19 concerns, coupled with current social, economic, and political climates have led to tense conversations and sometimes disrespectful workplace interactions. Political views and opinions on social justi...

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How to Help Out After the Storm

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the flooding that has engulfed Southeast Texas, many managers may be wondering how to support your employees and get your business back up and running. You can see a few tips below: Communication is key. All of you...

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How to Receive Feedback with Grace

Inviting feedback can be hard enough, but receiving it can be even harder. Any sort of criticism (even constructive) tends to bring out all of our insecurities and defensiveness, but truly great leaders resist this impulse and readily accept feedback...

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HR Support for a Growing Company

When Mustang Gas Compression first reached out to Achilles Group, they knew they need some HR support, but not enough to require a full-time, in-house HR department.“We needed a stable, consistent HR department and having our own HR department didn’t...

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Interesting Items We Have Found on Candidates' Resumes

1. My favorite is still "I bathe regularly." What did he mean? Was it a joke? Was he proud of his regular accomplishment? Either way, no interview followed. - Kristen 2. Many years ago, while searching for a Marketing Assistant, I found this resume i...

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Convicted Felons and Your Company

Does your company have a blanket policy in place that prohibits employing any convicted felons?Does your company conduct pre-employment background checks that include a history of felony convictions?If you answered yes to either --- you could be putt...

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Take Your Vacation!

Heard this morning on KTRH 740 AM radio:Making vacation plans for 2015 or are you planning on not take vacation time in 2015?42% of Americans didn’t take any vacation time last year, typical for any year. Skift, a travel intelligence site, asked 1500...

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Helpful Guidance During Tough Times

With lower oil prices comes layoffs, cutbacks and the ripple effects that hit the Houston area economy. Your management meetings are full of, “Should we adjust our targets, our budget, and our strategy?”Achilles Group builds close, engaged working re...

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