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The Job Market is Heating Up

Better than anticipated results were reported on Friday regarding the US job market. According to a recent Houston Chronicle article, “Employers added 223,000 jobs last month, more than economists expected and a pickup from April's hiring rate of 159,000.”  Today, the US Department of Labor released more data.  “Never before have we had an economy where the number of open jobs exceeds the number of job seekers,” said US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. With the lowest unemployment rate in ov...

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A Client's Perspective on TalentConnection: OGsys

OGsys provides user-friendly, intuitive oil and gas accounting software that accelerates answers to critical questions impacting their clients' daily productivity and overall success.  Take a look at what OGsys President, Chuck Blanton, has to say about Achilles Group services, specifically TalentConnection.  "At OGsys, we have embraced every IT advancement, whether hardware or software driven, with the goal of providing the absolute best product to our clients.  OGpro is the next generational s...

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Escaping the "Wave" with TalentConnection

Have you ever felt that the day to day running of your business takes up all of your time? That you couldn’t possibly add anything else to your plate? Operating in the ‘whirlwind’ is exhausting and draining. You may think “if I just had more hours in the day, I’d be able to do it all.” Unfortunately, time is finite, and you can only do so much.[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Escaping the "Wave" with TalentConnectionOften times, when stuck in the ‘whirlwind,’ important, but time co...

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TalentConnection Success at OGsys

TalentConnection may be the solutions for you if the following sounds familiar:  Find, hire and keep good people. Sounds like a great set of priorities… So, you develop a clear recruiting profile, place ads and get a big response.  Now all you need is the time and technique to quickly work through a hundred resumes and find the 2 or 3 that make good prospects. That sounds simple enough, right? In reality, not so much.Intentions are good, it’s just that your managers are juggling daily operationa...

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Ready for your business to move forward in 2018?

“Don’t look back—you’re not going that way!”We like that phrase; it serves as a reminder to grow from and move past hard times and to keep focused on the path ahead. At Achilles Group we believe Houston is, in fact, moving forward, and a key indicator for us is how much our clients recruiting activities have increased!Many of the companies we serve have shifted their focus to emerging revenue streams, while -others are just rebuilding their capacity to match their upward-trending sales. Either w...

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TalentConnection, the Achilles way

TalentConnection, the Achilles way…Find, hire and keep good people. Sounds like a great set of priorities… So you outline a clear recruiting profile, place ads and get a big response.  Now all you need is the time and technique to quickly work through a hundred resumes and find the 2 or 3 that make good prospects. That sounds simple enough, right? In reality, not so much.Intentions are good, it’s just that your managers are juggling daily operational needs and multiple business responsibilities ...

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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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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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