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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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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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Hiring In A Tough Job Market: Our Tips For Success

Has hiring been a struggle for your business?If so, you are not alone.Many companies in Texas are experiencing recruiting woes, with a lack of candidates topping the list. It’s safe to say that it’s a “buyer’s market” on the hiring scene right now. T...

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The 7 Habits Book Series Review: Habit #6 – Synergize

The Achilles Team recently read through “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, by Stephen R. Covey. Last week we discussed the fifth Habit, “Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood”. The sixth Habit is “Synergize”. This is all about worki...

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What Is A PEO in HR?

What is the difference between a PEO, ASO and HRO? There are many HR options available to the marketplace these days, and while that creates great competition and choice, it also creates a great deal of confusion. We’ll explain the differences betwee...

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Recruiting Effectiveness: Narrow the Field

The fourth step in Achilles Group’s Recruiting Effectiveness process is to the Narrow the Field or eliminate resumes from your response pool that don’t fit the bill of what you’re looking for in a job candidate. This involves sifting through resumes ...

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How does Achilles Group differ from a PEO or ASO? Part 4

In prior posts, we have explained a PEO and an ASO.  So, you may be wondering how Achilles Group differs from a Professional Employer Organization And an Administrative Services Only approach.  There are really three major differences: - Our Level of...

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Recruiting Effectiveness: Determine Your Top Candidates

Now that you’ve completed the interview process for your job opening, it’s time to determine the top candidates for the role. You might already know who you’d like to hire, or you might feel torn between a few star candidates who are equally qualifie...

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Recruiting Effectiveness: Close the Deal, Connect & Engage

You’ve finally narrowed down your job candidates and selected one you’d like to hire. Now, it’s time to extend a job offer and on-board your newest employee. Follow these three tips to successfully close the deal, then read through our onboarding che...

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Recruiting Effectiveness: Create Sustainability

So, you’ve successfully hired and on-boarded your newest employee. You might think the recruiting process is complete and it’s time to resume your normal job responsibilities. And while part of that is true, the recruiting process is an ongoing initi...

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Recruiting Effectiveness: Scoreboard & Metrics

In addition to providing ongoing support and training for your hiring managers, it’s essential to maintain a candidate pipeline, track turnover and create a metrics-driven scoreboard to continually evaluate your organization’s recruiting efforts.Main...

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Set Your Sites On This: Achilles Group Launches Refreshed Website

The new year is a time of renewal, refocus and rejuvenation for many, and we at Achilles Group are no exception. Towards the end of 2018, we took a look at our website and realized there was room for growth and improvement. With the help of our marke...

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Better Together: We Work Stronger, Smarter And Faster As A Team

Achilles Group is a team of accomplished human resources professionals that have taken the concept of teamwork, and elevated it to the next level. While we are all HR generalists by trade, each of us specializes in an area of human resources expertis...

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We Are Professionally Human

There are many misconceptions about the world of human resources. As a field, it can be thought of as rigid, dry and black-and-white. Perhaps even inflexible and unforgiving at times. However, not all human resources professionals are cut from the sa...

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Our Values Alignment With Dress For Success Houston

Going "beyond the suit" to provide continuous development for women.[caption id="attachment_4307" align="alignleft" width="432"] The Achilles Team at our 2018 Dress For Success volunteer day.Partnerships express our values as a company. As a Professi...

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The 7 Habits Book Series Review: Habit #2 - Begin With The End In Mind

The Achilles Team recently read through "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey. Last week we discussed the first habit, "Be Proactive". This week, we're taking a look at the second habit, “Begin with the End in Mind”. This habi...

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The 7 Habits Book Series Review: Habit #3 - Put First Things First

The Achilles Team recently read through “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. Last week, we discussed the second habit, “Begin with the End in Mind”. The third habit is “Put First Things First”. In this chapter, Covey discuss...

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PEO, ASO, HRO - Oh No! What Do All of These Mean? Part 3

There are many HR options available to the marketplace these days, and while that creates great competition and choice, it also creates a great deal of confusion.  What is an HRO? So, we have explained a PEO and an ASO. And finally, we’d like to help...

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How Well Do You Know The ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act celebrated its 28th birthday on July 26, 2018. The goal of this Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, is to ensure that all Americans have access to good, family-sustaining employmen...

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Global Leadership Summit

A few of our team members attended the Global Leadership Summit at The Met last week, where they had the opportunity to learn more about leadership attributes from a variety of speakers. The theme of the event focused on how making mistakes, and pers...

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