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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 working together—two heads are better than one. In the chapter on Habit 5, we talked about the importance of listening and truly understanding others. This openness lays the groundwork for Synergize.Achilles Group team member, Jennifer Ray, comments, “Syn...

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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 between each of these models of human resources outsourcing. WHAT IS A PEO? A PEO is a Professional Employer Organization. Employers are able to bundle payroll, employee benefits, basic HR administration, and Worker’s Compensation together with one provide...

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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 Expertise, - Our Proactive Engagement Model, - You Get a Designated HR Professional Who Will Guide the Relationship.Because we are not providing payroll and insurance products, we are able to focus solely on your people and conduct a deep and thorou...

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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 marketing partners at NextLevel Thinking, we set forth on a mission to update the look and content of achillesgroup.com. The sum of our brainstorming sessions, creative development, client and team photo shoots, copywriting edits and SEO enhancements woul...

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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 same cloth of conformity. Though bragging isn’t typically in our nature, we at Achilles Group pride ourselves on our Professionally Human approach to business. It’s our business to know your business, and that means getting to know each and every clien...

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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 Professionally Human organization, we pride ourselves on the investment we make in our people, not just within Achilles Group, but in our clients as well to encourage leadership. Dress For Success Houston’s mission is to empower women to achieve economic ind...

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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 habit is based on the principle that everything is created twice. The first is creativity by wisdom, and the second is practical creation. When we have a great idea, we use our imaginations and self-knowledge to create our idea, which gives us the opport...

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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 discusses the importance of organizing and executing tasks and goals to achieve your most important priorities.The third habit is a result of individuals adopting Habits 1 & 2. In Habit 2, we spoke about the importance of our creativity. Habit 3 speaks ...

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Setting Yourself Up For Recruiting Success

So, you’ve decided it’s time to hire someone. From the search for the right candidate to onboarding your new employee, the recruitment process can be overwhelming. There are many factors to consider when hiring a new employee, and it’s best to make the hiring process as efficient as possible in order to find the right person for the position you’re looking to fill the first time around.Over the coming weeks, we’ll explore what we at Achilles Group call Recruiting Effectiveness, or what an effici...

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Commitment to Raising the Bar on People Performance

At Achilles Group we engage to make a difference through our unique Fractional HR business model, our expertise, teamwork and professionally human approach.  And we take a lot of pride in our commitment to provide encouragement for leaders at every opportunity.  Now before this gets labeled as a soft, indulgent or a touchy-feely approach it is actually quite the opposite.The work of encouragement here is anything but soft and demands discipline, hard work, and proper motivation.  Remember the ph...

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What Our Clients Say

Achilles Group proactively delivers human resources expertise in a cost effective way. We take a professionally human approach by placing people, yours and ours, at the center of everything that we do.But you don’t have to take our word for it! We recently surveyed our clients about their experience working with us. Here’s what they had to say: Nine out of 10 clients say they would be likely to recommend Achilles Group to a colleague.95% of clients say they are likely to continue doing busi...

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