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Employee Handbooks: A Solid Foundation for Business Growth

An Employee Reflection on the Crest Management Success StoryEarlier this month we shared a Success Story from Crest Management, one of our recent clients. Specifically, we focused on the work that we did to help improve their HR Infrastructure by upd...

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Avoid the business growing pains by focusing on People Performance!

People Performance:Growing from a family-style business to a larger company with a more remote management style was challenging, so we were referred to Achilles Group for their expertise. They put us at ease right from the start by being so personabl...

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Why Employee Feedback is Essential to Business Growth

While rapid business growth is always an exciting prospect, it’s not without its challenges. In the case of South Hampton Resources, they were a smaller company with a family-style business whose growth quickly exceeded their management capacity. The...

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3 Strategic Alignment Mistakes That Businesses Often Make

According to a recent study by The Economist, 89% of people in business say that formulating strategies appropriate for changing market conditions is very important or essential for competitiveness. But to practice effective strategy alignment, you’l...

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How to Prepare Your Company for Inclement Weather

When bad storms occur, your business should be prepared and adapt accordingly. Below are a few tips to help you get ready: 1. Have a plan. What’s your evacuation procedure? How will your employees be informed of office closings? Who’s in charge of sh...

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Job Descriptions ≠ Job Ads

Writing a job ad that recruits the right candidates.In order to recruit the right candidates, you need a carefully crafted job advertisement. A job description is a document that describes the responsibilities, requirements and working conditions for...

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Guidance and Support to 2H Offshore, Inc.

"When we first began working with Achilles Group in 2009, we had 38 employees.  We reached over 120 before spinning off a small group to create a new company. Achilles has helped us navigate this exciting time by reducing some growing pains via thoug...

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Spotlight on: Kathryn McClanahan

Congratulations to Achilles Group Employee of the Month, Kathryn McClanahan!Kathryn has been a member of the Achilles team for over three and a half years, and brought eight years of general HR experience with her.  One of her many skills includes he...

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Focus on What You Do Best

Hi-Tech Electric, Inc. was established in 1985 to provide quality electrical construction services. We’ve been recognized as one of the top 100 electrical contracting firms in the country by ENR Magazine every year since 1996. We’ve been working with...

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Enhance Your People Performance

Engage Achilles Group Fractional HR to Enhance Your People PerformanceAt Achilles Group we believe that encouraging growth in your people is a catalyst for profitability!  Our approach to People Performance is to learn about your business, what you p...

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Spotlight on: Kristen McGullion

Meet Kristen McGullion! Kristen began her journey with Achilles 11 years ago this May as an Employment Coordinator and today serves as Vice President of HR Services and a key multidimensional contributor to our Executive team.Kristen’s first job out ...

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Leadership that Starts with the Heart

Valentine’s Day is around the corner, a time to celebrate love and relationships.  And while you don’t always hear the word love when it comes to the workplace, it’s been proven that employees who feel that they work in a supportive, encouraging, car...

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Effective Relationships = Effective Leaders

In order to be an effective leader, you must cultivate effective relationships within your sphere of influence. One of the fundamentals of being promoted into a supervisory or management role, is to accept ownership and accountability for the perform...

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A Client's Perspective on People Performance

We don't just want you to take our word on the importance of People Performance at your organization, but read below a Success Story from our client, Crest Management.We were so busy growing our business that we didn’t take time to stop and figure ou...

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The Company’s Most Valuable Asset – Its People!

An Employee Reflection on the Crest Management Success StoryThis past month, we shared a Success Story from one of our client’s – Crest Management. We focused on the work that we did to help improve their People Performance through job descriptions. ...

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Become a Leader Worth Following

Strategy Alignment is the area of our Fractional HR model that is focused on aligning your people with your strategic organizational initiatives.  In order for this to become a reality, ongoing leadership development must be a priority.To help you in...

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Preparing for New Overtime Regulations

UPDATE: On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor released its final rule on new overtime regulations, raising the salary threshold for exempt status to $47,476. Click here for more information.The Department of Labor is expected to publish final over...

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Creating a Bond with Remote Employees

With more employees working remotely than ever before, it’s important to make sure everyone feels like a part of the team. Research has consistently found that an engaged workforce is a more productive and profitable workforce, so how can you create ...

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Continue Using the Current I-9 Form

The current Form I-9 expired on March 31, 2016. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has said employers should continue using the expired form for employment eligibility verification until further notice.Employers must complete Form I-9 for all ...

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7 Tips for Difficult Conversations

No one likes to have difficult conversations. But if you’re a manager, chances are it’s part of your job. When it comes to talking to an employee about poor performance or behavioral issues, there are a few things you can do to help the conversation ...

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