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Let Us Help You With The Hard Work!

Naturally, most of us in the HR field believe ourselves to be excellent judges of character. Therefore, recruiting and hiring good people shouldn’t be too difficult for us, right? But if that’s true, why do so many companies go to outside agencies to fill their positions? Are they better judges of character than we are? Or, do we simply not want to deal with the hassle of sifting through a ton of resumes?Let’s be honest—it’s hard to judge someone’s character in one thirty-minute meeting. First o...

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Is Your Recruiting Strategy Paying Off?

So, if your company works really hard to identify your mission-critical talent needs, produces targeted ads, sorts and screens the responses, selects the top candidates, then extends the offer and closes the deal, you’ll be successful, right?No, not necessarily. In fact, more often than not, management teams fail in their recruiting efforts due to lack of follow-through and intentional activity after the job offer is accepted! Establishing continuous feedback in the new hire relationship and an ...

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How Achilles Group Acts as Both Your Teammate and Coach

Fundamentally, leadership is all about getting others to follow the course you set with full competency and commitment. However, the challenge of a leader is that you’re often too busy to sit down and engage your team in a way that allows them to understand your goals and align under the same strategy, so it helps to speak to the experts!Strategic Alignment—the Achilles Way—begins with a disciplined approach to organizing priorities in a clear, concise way. Achilles Group’s HR Professionals can ...

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Risk Mitigation: Build a Firewall

Every day, more than one billion people drive a vehicle for work, school, or leisure. Often on auto-pilot, we pay little attention to the individual parts of our car, unless of course, we run into a problem. Without even thinking about it we trust that all of the parts are working and keeping us safe as we go about our day. One important part most of us don’t think about is the metal plate known as a firewall. Henry Ford invented the first firewall out of necessity. Who would want to buy a car i...

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Recruiting Effectiveness: Expand Your Recruiting Megaphone

At Achilles Group, we encourage and even insist on recruiting effectiveness becoming a vital component of your business strategy.  Recruiting is no longer a buyers’ market.  The tables have turned, and today you must sell careers to candidates.In order to be successful in today’s recruiting landscape, it is necessary to move away from the tried and true methods of the past and embrace new technology.  Achilles Group employs several powerful tools that bolster recruiting effectiveness.  Take a lo...

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Recruiting Effectiveness After Hire: On-Boarding

At Achilles Group, we believe that it takes an ongoing, internal dialogue to build Recruiting Effectiveness. This dialogue does not end once your open position has been filled, it continues through the onboarding process.Onboarding is a critical step in the recruiting process and sets the stage for an employee’s successful tenure at your company. At OGsys, Achilles Group team members Courtney and Monica worked with the leadership team to develop onboarding tools and a process that sets new emplo...

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Recruiting Effectiveness at First Presbyterian

Recruiting the right candidate for your organization doesn’t always mean filling the position with someone similar to the person who you had in the role before. Instead, it should depend on the future direction of the company, so always remember to keep the big picture in mind. Character and experience are just as important as the required job skills in order to ensure you get the best fit to align with the company’s goals and vision.When I started working with First Presbyterian Church of Houst...

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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 personable, and their flexible approach worked perfectly for us. They also have great ideas and clearly know their stuff! Not only do they understand the technical processes, but they also emphasize the people aspect of our business. They’re just really nice ...

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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 a position. Usually, it follows a predetermined format that’s designed to meet internal HR requirements, not to appeal to job candidates.A job advertisement is written to attract your target candidate. Just like commercials are designed to sell a pr...

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The Benefits of Fractional HR

Some models give you fractional A or B or C. At Achilles Group, we give you Fractional A and B and C! Here are a few benefits of using our Fractional HR approach:1. Reduce stress. Let’s face it: human resources sometimes means dealing with uncomfortable situations. And many of those situations are accompanied by strict compliance regulations. This can add up to a lot of stress, especially if you’re a small or mid-size business owner trying to handle HR issues on your own. Fractional HR can allev...

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Providing Strategic HR Support to Global Healthcare Alliance, Inc.

Global Healthcare Alliance, Inc. has delivered direct billing support for physician groups since it was founded more than 30 years ago by world-renown heart surgeon Dr. Denton A. Cooley.Global turned to Achilles Group for strategic human resources support when they experienced an internal HR split between their office and payroll departments. While Achilles Group does not handle payroll, Strategy Alignment is a key component of Achilles’ Fractional HR model.Achilles Group started by getting to k...

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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 work for us,” says Mustang Chief Financial Officer, Jay McKeown. “We loved Achilles Group’s business model and it turned out to be quite cost-effective for us.”Achilles’ Fractional HR model gave Mustang the proactive HR support they needed, without ...

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Focus on Recruiting Effectiveness

Recruiting strong talent to your team takes so much more than just posting a job ad and interviewing candidates. Recruiting Effectiveness is one of the four focus areas of our Fractional HR model.  We bring the expertise and resources to install Recruiting Effectiveness as a competitive advantage.  We partner with your leaders to build a solid recruiting game plan and then help you make the plays that win.Finding and retaining talent is crucial.  Through discovery and engagement we come to know ...

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Sourcing the Right Employees

Talent Acquisition should be one of the most important components of your business because hiring the right people can be one of your company’s biggest competitive advantages.  Great employees contribute to and enhance your company’s brand, culture and overall success. Now the question is, where do you find these outstanding employees?At Achilles Group, we will not only help you find a solution to your HR needs but we can help find the right people to make this possible.  When you depend on us t...

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Interviewer: What Is Your Body Language Telling Your Candidates?

Picture it:  You are interviewing a great candidate whom you want to fall in love with your company.   Be careful of the message you’re conveying via your body language.  You don’t want to scare off the very person who could be a great add to your company and make you a hero in the office!Avoid Drumming your fingers or rubbing your face Both of these gestures are clear signs of annoyance. Having your legs crossed while shaking the top leg The shaking leg portrays the image that you’re uncomforta...

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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 a position. Usually, it follows a predetermined format that’s designed to meet internal HR requirements, not to appeal to job candidates.A job advertisement is written to attract your target candidate. Just like commercials are designed to sell a product or service to a specific demographic, your job...

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The Costs of a Bad Hire

Recruiting and hiring good employees can be the most critical aspect of running a small or medium-sized business. If you don’t hire the right people to begin with, your chances of success are slim to none. It’s easy to make the mistake of relying on the same methods that you've been using for years.Everybody at your company has to contribute, which means more than simply doing one's own job. It means having an impact on your company's ability to compete, keeping your quality standards high, and ...

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Filling a Key Position Wisely and Economically

Your company needs to fill a key position and management thinks professional recruiting fees will be way too high for your budget. That means many staff hours will be spent creating and posting an ad, going through countless resumes and phone interviewing more candidates than you’ll ever remember. Just how economical do you feel now?There is an alternative to both DIY (Doing It Yourself) and paying a percentage for the candidate’s annualized salary. We at Achilles Group understand that not every...

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How NOT to Hire!

Sometimes the person with the most knowledge and skills is NOT the best for the job!Many recruiters focus on telling their clients how to make the right hire at the right time, but do not always point out how NOT to hire.  Many managers focus solely on finding the best person for the job, instead of the best person for the team, and the company.  Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. is the President and CEO of TIAA-CREF and he shared an article on LinkedIn the other day I'd like to share with you....My "best ...

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